Life at the Guildhall School
Guildhall School is located in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities in the world. Training to be a musician, actor or theatre technician in this culturally-rich and dynamic environment is a unique experience.
With West End theatres, the Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House all close by, studying at Guildhall means you have an array of world-renowned cultural institutions on your doorstep. As a student, you will be entitled to concessions on virtually all entertainment tickets, plus discounts in shops and restaurants and on Tube, train and bus travel. If you’re coming from abroad, we will provide guided tours and special excursions to help you find your way around. And you will find other major European cities easily accessible by train or plane.
Our campus is situated in a vibrant quarter of cultural venues. This growing cultural hub, which stretches from Guildhall School and our immediate neighbour the Barbican Centre to the Barbican’s new cinemas, LSO St Luke’s and the Museum of London, offers a range of impressive performance and exhibition spaces all within walking distance. We are also right on the edge of East London, with all its creative bustle and energy. And nestled between the popular areas of Shoreditch and Clerkenwell, we are close to some of London’s most famous landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin and the Shard.
Our facilities include the Grade II-listed Silk Street building, part of the distinctive and architecturally-renowned Barbican complex, and Milton Court, our brand new site just across the road. Opened in autumn 2013, Milton Court houses world-class performance and training spaces. It includes a state-of-the-art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms. Silk Street offers a more intimate music hall, a dedicated lecture recital room, and a completely flexible theatre, theatrical workshops and labs, electronic music studios, recording and sound studios, and over 40 teaching and practice rooms. We also have an annexe with a further 44 teaching and practice rooms, and our Sundial Court Hall of Residence.
When it comes to showcasing students’ work, Guildhall School has five public performance venues with exceptional acoustic properties and extensive seating capacity. And of course we also offer space where you can study and relax, with a library, two student common rooms, two cafés and a peaceful lakeside terrace adjacent to the Barbican Centre.
Hiring our facilities
Find out more about hiring Guildhall School facilities, including the Basement Bar & Conference Rooms at Sundial Court