Junior Guildhall is a specialist Saturday School offering advanced training to young people between the ages of 4 and 18. The students are able to combine their Junior Guildhall training with their general education in local schools. They come together to experience and learn about music and drama under the guidance of staff drawn from London’s orchestras and freelance professionals. Most of the students go on to study their chosen discipline full-time at undergraduate level, eventually making careers in the profession, though others can, and do, move into totally different fields.
Our training prepares talented musicians, singers, composers and actors to access Higher Education courses in their chosen discipline if that is their wish. Some Junior Guildhall students have gone on to reach the very peak of their chosen professions to become household names. Others use their craft behind the scenes to help bring performances to stage and screen. Regardless of their ultimate direction, students find that the professional artistic environment of the Guildhall School provides them with valuable life skills and the means to develop their individual talents to the full. The fulfilment of self-expression and self-discovery together with skills of communication and responsibility will have an enduring influence upon their lives.
Links between the full-time courses of the Guildhall School and Junior Guildhall are strong and many professors teach on both programmes. Junior Guildhall students are often invited to participate in the School’s events and, on Saturdays, the entire facilities of the School are given over to Junior Guildhall.
Visitors are always welcome. If you wish to arrange a visit please contact the Junior Guildhall office.
Junior Guildhall is part of the Government’s Music and Dance scheme which supports the aims of Foundations for Excellence.