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Guildhall's energy was so unique and captivating… you're constantly discovering more versatility, truth, power and imagination in your acting

Amber James
BA Acting 2015

Amber James
The teachers are experienced, passionate, supportive and down to the very core committed to your growth as an actor

Nicholas Richardson
MA Acting 2016

Nicholas Richardson
At Guildhall, they don't hold your hand, but they're going to push you to become the actor that you want to be.

Daniel Adeosun
BA Acting

Daniel Adeosun
Studying at Guildhall is really cool because you are in a setting where the arts are valued by an entire community

Natasha Mbwana
BA Performance & Creative Enterprise

Natasha Mbwana
One of the best things about PACE is it's very experiential - you are not just thinking about the theory of it but you are actually putting in the work and you get to experience both sides of it.

Natasha Mbwana
BA Performance & Creative Enterprise

Natasha Mbwana

Drama at Guildhall

Guildhall School is a world-leading community of actors, performance makers, production artists and musicians. The Drama Department has inclusive and progressive practice at its core.

Live productions take place in our three distinctive theatres, offering an exciting mix of industry-standard performance spaces to explore: Silk Street Theatre, a large versatile space; Milton Court Theatre, a proscenium arch theatre; and the intimate Milton Court Studio Theatre. In addition, we create productions made for digital platforms, screen and live-streaming.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is central to our approach at Guildhall School. We believe that collaboration is fundamental to 21st century artist training, and students in the Drama Department have regular opportunities to create work and share learning with their peers in Music and Production Arts. Through a range of regular initiatives, students are encouraged and supported to create new collaborative performance projects with seed funding and free access to rehearsal and performance space.

This is an exciting time to join us, with plans over the coming years for further new programmes and cross-School initiatives, all of which will share the Department’s commitment to inclusivity, representation and progressive practice.

Guildhall School’s pioneering BA (Hons) Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE) programme was established in 2015 as a joint initiative between Guildhall and the Barbican, through their shared Creative Learning division. Its aim was to train visionary, socially engaged, multi-disciplinary, autonomous artists.

Our final-year actors are flexible and versatile, able to move with confidence between classical and contemporary theatre, film, television and radio. They spend their final year performing in our public productions and audition showcases.

Our BA Performance & Creative Enterprise (PACE) students are resilient, politically engaged and highly skilled in a variety of different disciplines, including theatre, music, film, dance, poetry and performance art.

Our Acting Graduates include some of the most high-profile names in the business and a host of award-winners, in theatre, film and television.

Our BA Performance & Creative Enterprise (PACE) trained visionary, socially engaged, multi-disciplinary, autonomous artists.

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