Research is located in five Centres:
- Stanislavski Centre
- Rose Bruford Centre for Voice and Speech
- Theatre for Young Audiences Centre
- Centre for Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts
- Clive Barker Centre for Theatrical Innovation (which incorporates research hubs in New Writing, Technologies in Performance, and Multicultural and Intercultural Performance).
The Centres provide an overarching framework for research and other related activities, namely knowledge enterprise, creative entrepreneurship, community outreach and continuing professional development fo College staff and others. The Centres develop research within specific disciplines, enable inter-disciplinary projects with other Centres and collaboration with outside organisations; schedule lectures, research seminars, study days and allied events, some of which are open to partner institutions and/or the public. Their internal organisation enables both the development of research within a supportive structure, and the mechanism for collaboration within the institution and with external partners. Each Centre has a Patron and an Advisory Board of distinguished academics and practitioners.
Also see Collections & Archives and the Theatre Futures website for information about current research at the College.