Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT)

About the Centre


The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT) is a national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of opera, music theatre and other related forms of sonic and multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.

CROMT aims in particular to further knowledge and understanding of recent and contemporary practice in opera and music theatre, and of other global forms of music theatre, and to bring current modes of critical and theoretical understanding to works of the past. 

The Centre recognises an expanded field of contemporary practices that might include, e.g., live art with sound, digital performance, multi-media installation, sonic art, site-specific work or community projects as well as more conventional theatre-based work.


Nicholas Till, Director