ICIA - Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts

We bring new, exciting and thought-provoking dance, music, theatre and visual arts of regional and national importance, right to your doorstep in Bath.

ICIA is a contemporary arts organisation, part of the University of Bath. At ICIA, audiences from across the region can come together with artists, scholars and students to encounter, debate, challenge and explore contemporary ideas

As well as commissioning, we also select and present new and exciting touring work and we also offer a range of classes and workshops with highly skilled tutors, all open to the general public alongside our student community.

The university's new Centre for the Arts will be our new home in 2015.

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Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Open Sat for performances and 10am-5pm for exhibitions

Admission charges

See website for individual events

Additional info

Performance Studio

Free Parking after 5pm Mon-Sat, Free all day Sunday

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Gain Line

  • 25 September — 19 December 2015 *on now

The title refers to an invisible line on the rugby field that measures teams’ forward progress and their territorial advantage over their opponents. Throwing their bodies into the fray to surpass it, and putting their bodies on the line to protect it, players attach inordinate importance to getting beyond this symbolic threshold on the pitch.

Beneath the high-impact challenges that take place along this notional frontline, there is another ‘gain line’ players and coaches aspire to reach – one that parallels the rush of competing players with a swarm of chaotic, sometimes conflicting data, captured by a new generation of sensors that players wear in training, and in matches.

Suitable for

  • Any age



ICIA - Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts
University of Bath
Claverton Down






01225 386777

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