Musical Theatre

The Academy’s intensive one-year programme trains students for careers in professional Musical Theatre. We provide a direct link into the profession by combining daily class work and one-to-one tuition with numerous opportunities to perform for industry experts.

The Academy offers Principal Study in two areas of Musical Theatre:

MA (Master of Arts) in Performance (Musical Theatre)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Musical Direction and Coaching


Apply now for 2016–17 studies

Auditions: 7th–11th December 2015
How to apply

Musical Theatre: Your Experience


See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme


Sophie Kelland, Programme Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7483 / Email

Björn Dobbelaere

Head of Musical Theatre: Björn Dobbelaere

Head of Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music since 2012

Successful conducting career and music director of numerous West End musicals

Sir Elton John's choirmaster for his 2013 BRITs Icon Award televised concert, conducting a choir of Royal Academy of Music Alumni

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Daniel Bowling, Head of Musical Theatre


Experienced music supervisor, conductor, music director and vocal coach will join in January 2016

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The versatile performer


If there’s one leitmotif that comes closest to encompassing everything we train Academy students for, it is perhaps ‘expect the unexpected’.

Upcoming Events

A West End Christmas

Saturday, 28.11.2015 19:30, St Mary’s Church

Musical Theatre students perform a seasonal selection of show-stopping Christmas tunes.

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‘Our main goal: to sing, act, move and tell stories without ever compromising individuality, character and personality’

Björn Dobbelaere