About East 15

Loughton Campus

Loughton Campus

Life at Loughton

Our Loughton Campus is perfectly located, providing access to both the rich, cultural diversity of London and an attractive and peaceful setting in which to study.


We are just a five-minute walk from London Underground station, Debden, where you can travel in only thirty minutes to Central London, West End theatres and mainline train stations including the Eurostar.

Why East 15...?
  • Outstanding student satisfaction rating in the UK. 97% total satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.
  • 2 first class Campuses, one in Loughton, on the edge of East London, and the other in picturesque Southend-on-Sea
  • State-of-the-art facilities including studios and innovative theatre spaces.

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Loughton is situated on the edge of Epping Forest, a 6,000-acre ancient woodland which is ideal for leisure pursuits including walking, running, cycling and horse riding. The town offers a rich variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés and has a leisure centre providing gym and pool facilities.

We have three sites at our Loughton Campus – Hatfields, Roding House and Unit Four. Hatfields is 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.


Just a short walk from Hatfields is Roding House, a £1.3 million facility containing 10 rehearsal rooms, a green room/café, a sound recording studio and a video editing suite, and our costume department.


Next to Roding House, Unit Four is a £1.5 million facility which is home to the Stage & Production Management department. The Unit contains a large workshop, paint shop, prop shop, prop storage facilities and teaching spaces.

Facilities and Resources 


  • Courtyard Studios – six large rehearsal spaces

  • Radio Studio – equipped for the recording of radio plays and voice-over work

  • Orchard Studios – three additional rehearsal spaces

  • Dance studio – first-class facilities for ballet, jazz and other movement work

  • 14 additional studios for students to use (with more on the way!)

  • Screening room – equipped with a large screen and stereo sound, used for lectures, guest speaker presentations and for screening films produced by our students

Roding House

  • 10 rehearsal rooms, a green room/café, a sound recording studio and a video editing suite

  • Extensive costume department

  • Computer facilities providing internet access, printing and photocopying

Unit 4

Situated next to Roding House and home to East 15’s Stage & Production Management department, the Unit contains a large workshop, paint shop, prop shop, prop storage facilities and teaching spaces.

The Corbett Theatre

The Corbett Theatre is named in honour of Harry H Corbett, a key member of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop and early benefactor of East 15. It is used extensively for student productions and is a practical training hub for our BA Stage and Production Management students.

The building is a medieval tithe barn that was dismantled and transported to Hatfields in the 1960s. These unusual origins create a unique performance space with a special atmosphere.

Renovated to include full technical facilities, tiered seating for 130 people and fitted dressing rooms, the theatre provides an excellent resource for public productions, while the adjacent Bar and Café provides a social meeting point for students and staff

Computer facilities and Library

Our purpose built IT suite provides students with access to PCs, free internet access, printing and photocopiers. There is also wireless connectivity throughout the site.

The new library facilities at Loughton are linked with the University of Essex Southend and Colchester Campus libraries, which hold over one million books, periodical issues and microfilms, including 7,300 current periodicals.

Alongside our own comprehensive collection of texts, books are delivered to Loughton via a regular courier service between the campuses.

Beatrice Granno
You will develop individuality as a performer and as an independent artist while making artistic partnerships for life. No other place can offer you the convergence of such a collection of multi-talented fellow students. 
Beatrice Granno BA acting & contemporary theatre Alumna


Our Loughton East 15 students live and study in the local area and our Student Services Team are here to help with any questions you may have. Choose between a shared house, living with a landlord or letting a whole house. If you have any questions, contact our Student Services Team.

View a list of all nearby letting agencies here.

We don’t have accommodation to offer you but we know a lot about living and learning in and around Loughton.

Loughton Campus Library
Loughton Campus Library
Loughton Campus SU Cafe
Loughton Campus Theatre Bar & Cafe

Getting here

Our address:

East 15 Acting School
Hatfields, Rectory Lane
Loughton, IG10 3RY
United Kingdom

Bus and taxi

Our Loughton Campus is near the centre of Debden and Loughton, so there are frequent buses and a number of different taxi companies available.

London Underground train

The nearest London Underground (Tube) station is Debden, which is on the eastbound Central line service (Epping branch). There is a regular service to and from Central London. Our East 15 sites in Loughton are all just a five-minute walk from Debden station.


National Express offers frequent coach services from all over the UK to Victoria Bus Station in Central London. You can then travel by Underground to Debden, which is only a five-minute walk from the Loughton Campus.

National Express also offers coach services to:

  • Waltham Abbey – only 3 miles from the Loughton Campus so easily reachable by taxi.
  • Stratford – on the Central line of the London Underground. A tube journey from Stratford to Debden takes just 20 minutes.

Car and parking

Our Loughton Campus is easily accessible by car from Junction 26 of the M25 and the M11, heading from London.  Our postcode is IG10 3RY for satellite navigation devices.

There is limited visitor parking at our campus, however, alternative parking can be found on some of the local residential streets around the campus sites or through the websites listed below: 

We are unable to provide any Student Parking at the Loughton Campus, including Roding House and Unit 4. If you hold a blue badge and you need to bring a vehicle onto the Loughton campus, you will need to apply for a parking permit – please contact the Campus Facilities Manager to organise this.

If you need to bring a vehicle to any of the Loughton Campus sites to load or unload items, you must get permission for this by notifying the Campus Facilities Manager at least 24 hours in advance.

Travelling from air and sea ports

Our Loughton Campus is within easy reach of all London’s airports. You can then use bus, rail or Underground services to travel to Central London and connect to the Central line Underground service to Debden. 

The ports of Harwich and Dover offer regular rail services to Stratford (London) and London Liverpool Street. From here you can take the Central line Underground service directly to Debden.