Drama Summer School
Please note: applications for our 2015 drama summer schools are now closed.
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires. Former acting students include Dame Eileen Atkins, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Daniel Evans, Joseph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Sarah Lancashire, Damian Lewis, Alistair McGowan, Ewan McGregor, Ben Miles, Fay Ripley, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, David Thewlis, Hayley Atwell, Jodie Whittaker, Dominic West, Freddie Fox and Ben Schnetzer. The School maintains its high standards through the expertise of its tutors and directors, who have strong links with the profession.
The Guildhall School is situated in the City of London adjacent to the Barbican Arts Centre, which houses two theatres, a concert hall, cinemas and galleries. It is also within easy reach of West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe on the South Bank, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Tate Modern.
Drama Summer School (adult courses)
Our two adult drama summer school courses each offer three weeks of stimulating and inspiring training in acting. We invite participants from all over the world: some may have various levels of acting experience - including those wishing to be introduced to the craft of acting and those who have already had some acting experience.
Both courses include class work or workshops with many of the School's core staff including Wyn Jones (Director of Acting), Patsy Rodenburg (Head of Voice), Wendy Allnutt (Head of Movement), Martin Connor (Head of Acting Studies) and Eliot Shrimpton (Head of Academic Studies (Drama)). Students work as an ensemble in groups of not more than eighteen.
Drama Summer School (16-17 year olds)
This year, due to popular demand, we are introducing a new Drama Summer School for 16-17 year olds. This two week course mirrors the approach of our adult summer school, and is designed to appeal to various levels of experience, including beginners and those who wish to pursue full-time drama training.
Comments from Summer 2014
‘An inspirational course!’
‘The place is so full of love, light and creativity.’
‘Challenging and supportive.’
‘Great for me as an actor and amazing for me as a person.’
‘A wonderful, liberating experience.’
‘I’d do it again in a heartbeat.'