About Guildhall

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Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London.

Ranked as number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2024, one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023), as well as the number one higher education institution in the Guardian University Guide music league table, we deliver world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.

A global leader in creative and professional practice, we promote innovation, experiment and research, and are also one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners, and creative and business professionals.

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Guildhall School is a busy, vibrant institution with lots going on. Our latest announcements and events can be found here; we also regularly publish interviews with staff, alumni and visiting artists.