Acting, directing, writing or producing: whatever your passion for theatre, you can learn how to refine your skills on our Theatre course. Not only will you get plenty of opportunities to perform, you will also learn about many of the associated roles and tasks necessary to put on a show. This includes looking at the business side of putting on a play and the marketing behind productions.
The theatre courses are excellent for anyone wishing to follow a career in the theatre industry. This course is for potential actors, directors, writers and producers.
Students have a variety of performance opportunities, ranging from performing in our month long season ‘Common Ground’, in our new theatre, to creating new plays and performing at professional venues including Trafalgar Studios, Bloomsbury and Soho Theatres, as well as participating in national events such as the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Students will create and tour work for children, write plays and perform in at least 8 productions whilst at the School.
Throughout the course, students will benefit from workshops with professional actors, writers, directors and producers. Students are expected to go on theatre trips organised by the department at least once a term.
The futures for our students are bright and exciting. Theatre students have gone on to study at all the leading drama schools including RADA, Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford, Drama Centre, East 15, LIPA and LAMDA. There are also BRIT School students in many leading universities including Exeter, Manchester and UEA.
Recent graduates have appeared in ‘Call The Midwife’ (BBC), ‘The Inbetweeners’ (C4),‘Rock and Chips’ (BBC), ‘Misfits’ (C4), ‘Wild at Heart’ (ITV), ‘Silk’ (BBC), ‘Revenge’ (E4) , The Good Wife (CBS) and performed at theatres including NT, RSC, Lyric Hammersmith, Young Vic, Royal Court and the Barbican.
"It felt like somewhere different, like an escape route. If I hadn't left for there, I don't know what would have become of me”.