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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.

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Study with us

Find out more about the courses and programmes on offer at Guildhall, from our innovative BA Acting to our short courses, summer schools and training for under 18s.

Auditions & Open Sessions

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We encourage applicants from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to audition for our Acting programme. Our students are selected on merit by audition which means it is not necessary to have any previous acting experience.

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Open Sessions

Find out more about our BA Acting training on our regular Acting Open Sessions, your chance to meet staff, students and ask your questions.

Students & Alumni

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Final-year Actors

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.

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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.

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Recent Productions & Projects

See photos and videos from our recent drama productions and projects, from live productions in our three distinctive theatres to productions made for digital platforms, screen and live-streaming.

Drama news & articles