Places to study at Loughton Campus

At Loughton, there are no private study spaces, but students can book studios for individual or group use internally using the East15 booking form and approval process.

You have access to:

  • the library at The Forum on our Southend Campus
  • the Albert Sloman Library on our Colchester Campus, which has holdings of over one million books, periodical issues and microfilms, including 7,300 current periodicals

Books are delivered to Loughton via a weekly van service between the campuses.


number of studios are based at Hatfields:

  • the New Block Studios (four large, bright studios with sprung floor and media facilities)
  • the Courtyard Studios (six large rehearsal spaces, a radio studio and a screening room)
  • the Dance Studio (which provides first-class facilities for ballet, jazz and other movement work)
  • the Radio Studio (equipped for the recording of radio plays and voice-over work)

There are an additional 14 studios for you to use. Hatfields also has a screening room equipped with a large screen and stereo sound, used for lectures, guest speaker presentations and for screening films produced by East 15 students.

The Corbett Theatre

The Corbett Theatre was built inside a medieval tithe barn and is used extensively for student productions. Named in honour of Harry H Corbett, a key Theatre Workshop member and early benefactor of East 15, this medieval building was dismantled and transported to Hatfields in the 1960s.

These unusual origins create a unique performance space with a special atmosphere. With full technical facilities, tiered seating for 125 people and fitted dressing rooms, the theatre provides an excellent resource for public productions. Lectures, rehearsals and technical classes also take place here, while the adjacent theatre foyer bar and cafe provides a social meeting point for you to use.

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