Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a small specialist institution of the theatrical and performing arts within the University of London. With a long history of educating and training leading practitioners and have extensive connections across the breadth of the creative industries. Central encourages experimentation and innovation to ensure graduates are forward thinking and prepared to be the future of their specific discipline.

Central’s courses cover the entire breadth of creative and performing arts, from performance to production, from applied theatre to drama therapy, and from sound design to writing for film and television. Most of our degree courses are full-time with a small number at postgraduate level available part-time, whilst we also offer a range of flexible short-term options from evening classes to summer schools and even training for business professionals.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and train the performers, practitioners and change-makers of tomorrow to shape the future of theatre and the performing arts.

If you want to be a part of this exciting new era of theatre and the performing arts, come and explore what you can achieve with us!

We hope that you will wish to explore the range of courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, set out on this website. Do visit for an open day, or come to our regular public productions – focused around the historic Embassy Theatre.

Our facilities are widely regarded to be exemplary with further specialised studios and performance spaces to be added as part of a dynamic new development.

Address Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)20 7722 8183

Upcoming Open Days at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

21
OCT

Discover Central (Undergraduate Information Session)

21 Oct 2021, 14:00 PM - 21 Oct 2021, 15:30 PM Online
Book Open Day
Join members of Central’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team to learn more about all of Central’s undergraduate courses. This online information session will provide you with an insight into how the three course areas (Acting, Contemporary Performance Practice and Theatre Practice) run, their entry requirements, audition/ interview process and much more. The session will also give you the chance to ask any specific questions that you might have. For more information, please visit the Central website or contact openevents@cssd.ac.uk For any additional queries or for alternate ways to visit the school please do get into contact at openevents@cssd.ac.uk
12
NOV

Theatre Design, Crafts and Production Online Information Day

12 Nov 2021, 11:00 AM - 12 Nov 2021, 17:00 PM Online
Book Open Day
Central will be hosting an online information day for their BA (Hons) Theatre Practice courses on Friday 12 November 2021. This open day is for those interested in the following courses: Costume Construction Design for Performance Production Lighting Prop Making Scenic Painting for Stage and Screen Set Construction for Stage and Screen Stage Management and Technical Theatre Lighting Design Sound Design and Production This event gives you the opportunity to find out how study is enabled on all nine of our Theatre Practice courses via industry placements, specially funded projects (both nationally and internationally) and mentoring from both Central’s permanent staff and vast body of visiting professional lecturers. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions that you have to our lecturers. Please note - if you wish to apply for BA (Hons) Acting, this event will not provide you with information on your course of interest and no staff or students will be around to talk to you about this area of study. All students applying for BA (Hons) Acting will be invited to an audition; the audition doubles up as an Open Day. For any additional queries or for alternate ways to visit the school please do get into contact at openevents@cssd.ac.uk
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