About the School

Building site of Milton Court

Milton Court construction project

Milton Court is part of a bigger development that includes private residential accommodation and mixes living and working spaces with the performing arts. It puts the Guildhall School at the heart of an internationally significant cultural and educational quarter, forming the hub for the School’s growing relationships with the LSO and the Barbican Centre. In addition, the School’s facilities at long last match the outstanding quality of its training and the success of its graduates.

The design for Milton Court and The Heron was originally conceived by David Walker Architects, initially on behalf of the City of London Corporation. When Heron International won the competition to become the Corporation’s development partner for the site, it appointed RHWL Architects as lead consultant, with David Walker Architects as design architect and RHWL Arts Team as architect and designer for the new Guildhall School of Music & Drama facility.

The construction project, which began in July 2010, was completed in July 2013. Read more about the construction of Milton Court:

Design and construction team

Project management team


The location of the School within the City of London and being close to London's theatre life is a great advantage!

Karin Singh
BA Technical Theatre Arts

One of the most attractive things about the School is the variety of people and cultures, helping me to feel at home.

Susana Gaspar
Postgraduate Vocal Studies

London is a cosmopolitan city, so I have the opportunity to experience many different cultures which broaden my artistic horizons.

Ella Rundle
BMus Cello

When you walk into Guildhall, the whole foyer feels alive and bustling. It’s this atmosphere that got me to accept my place here.

Katharina Houy
BA Technical Theatre Arts

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