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


Postgraduate Open Evening

02 Nov 2021, 18:00 PM - 02 Nov 2021, 21:00 PM 62-64 Eton Avenue, London
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Central is delighted to welcome prospective applicants to our on-campus Postgraduate Open Evening in November. Find out information on up to 2 courses of interest, enjoy a tour of our campus and meet staff and students who form part of the Central community. This event is ideal for anyone considering postgraduate study (excluding PhD/Doctoral study) and is looking to find out more about the courses that we offer. Central offers 13 MA courses, 7 of which are available as 2-year MFAs: MA Acting - Classical MA Acting - Contemporary MA Acting for Screen MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching MA/MFA Advanced Theatre Practice MA Applied Theatre MA/MFA Creative Producing MA Drama and Movement Therapy MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching MA Music Theatre MA/MFA Scenography MA/MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

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