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

Central stands at the forefront of training and research in the Dramatic Arts. Graduate employment statistics are amongst the highest in our sector, and our research has recently been assessed as ‘World Leading’ – and is unique in the realm of drama conservatoires. The ratio of undergraduate applications to places is the highest of any UK university.

Whilst our actors win many of the most coveted awards, worldwide, and frequent accolades in the media, a broad range of industry organisations rank Central as the gold standard in leadership of technical and design work. So too, Central continues as a pioneering force in the application of dramatic skills in many social contexts.

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 Information Week

10 May 2021, 12:00 PM - 14 May 2021, 19:00 PM Online
Book Open Day
Join Central’s course tutors for a week of virtual information sessions to get the best insight into all of Central’s postgraduate courses. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from our Admissions and Student Funding teams on applying and funding options. We will be hosting various events from 10 May - 14 May 2021 Postgraduate Courses Available for 2021 Entry MA Acting (Classical and Contemporary) (Starts in January) 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 (Starts in January) MA/MFA Scenography MA/MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching MA/MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media There will also be a International Student Support and VISA Information event on Friday 14 May between 4-5pm. Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

International Student Support and VISA Information

14 May 2021, 16:00 PM - 14 May 2021, 17:00 PM Online
Book Open Day
Find out more about the requirements for VISAs and how you can prepare for this process as well as understanding all of the support we make available for students coming to study in the UK. Join us on Friday 14 May 2021, 4-5pm Please note that this session will be delivered online via the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Times for this event are also listed in relation to the UK (BST).
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