Faculty of Education and Social Work

Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre


Welcome to the Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre (CRUAT). Find out about applied theatre, research projects, the CRUAT team, courses, events and symposia.

The Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre (CRUAT) was established in February 2011 in the School of Critical Studies in Education. It provides an international focus for research in applied theatre. Our research projects, symposia, courses and other activities critically examine, explore and create theatre and performance that addresses significant social issues and contributes to change.


  • Visiting scholars

    Find out more about scholars who have visited CRUAT in the past and who is planning to come.

  • CRUAT research projects

    Check out the different research projects that have been and are currently underway.

  • Publications

    Checkout the recent publications of CRUAT.

  • Courses

    Check out how to study Applied Theatre at the University of Auckland.