Campus facilities and resources
At the Loughton Campus
Hatfields consists of a beautiful Georgian dower house, set in five acres of lawns, with orchards, flowerbeds and a small lake, providing an idyllic atmosphere for study, relaxation and performance.
Studios at Hatfields Campus include the Courtyard Studios (six large rehearsal spaces, a radio studio and a screening room), the New Build complex (providing four additional rehearsal spaces) and the Dance Studio (which provides first-class facilities for ballet, jazz and other movement work). The Radio Studio is equipped for the recording of radio plays and voiceover work, while a Screening Room is fully equipped for lecturing, hosting guest speakers and for screening films produced at East 15 .There are an additional 14 studios for student use.
The Corbett Theatre
Hatfields is also home to the Corbett Theatre, named in honour of Harry H Corbett, an important Theatre Workshop member and early benefactor of East 15. The building is a medieval tithe barn that was dismantled and transported to Hatfields in the 1960s. Its unusual origins create a unique performance space with a special atmosphere. Combined 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 and newly extended Theatre Foyer Bar and Cafe provides a social meeting point for students and staff.
Computing facilities and the Library
Computer rooms are based at Hatfields (there are also computer facilities at Roding House and at Unit Four) providing, internet access, printers and photocopiers. There is wireless connectivity throughout the site. There is a Campus library within Hatfields House. Students can also use the library rescources at the Southend Campus and the University's Colchester Campus library, which has holdings amounting to over one million books, periodical issues and microfilms, including 7,300 current periodicals.Books are delivered to Loughton via a daily van service between campuses.
Roding House and the Costume Department
Roding House contains ten rehearsal rooms, a green room/cafe and sound recording studio. East 15's extensive costume department is also based here.
Unit Four is situated next to Roding House and is home to East 15' s. Technical Theatre department. The Unit contains a large workshop, paint shop, prop shop, prop storage facilities and teaching spaces.
At the Southend Campus
Clifftown Studios and Theatre Following the purchase of this magnificent Victorian former church in the heart of Southendís conservation area, it has been converted into a variety of unique spaces for rehearsals, technical and practical work and performances. The church nave, with its original organ and stained glass windows now provides an inspirational and atmospheric environment, re-designed to accommodate the needs of a 21st century performance space.
The Gateway Building
Opened in 2007, this building houses a purpose-built suite specifically for East 15 students. This includes fully equipped, state-of-the art rehearsal studios with panoramic views across Southend-on-Sea, plus seminar rooms, computer labs and media production resources including an Apple Mac edit suite.
Opening in September 2013, The Forum is designed to offer a brand new resource to enhance the student experience. East 15 students have round the clock, secure access to the Learning Hub, which provides innovative IT and study spaces. The Forum also provides an integrated public and academic library, carrying books and other materials to support East 15ís course at Southend. In addition, students have access to the East 15 Loughton Campus library and the Universityís Colchester Campus library, if required.
The Studentsí Union
The Studentsí Union facility at the Southend Campus provides a dedicated space for students to meet, have a coffee, relax and watch films or sport.