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

Musical Theatre: Your Experience


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


Sophie Kelland, Programme Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7483 / Email [email protected]

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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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

Musical Theatre Open Evening

Thursday, 22.10.2015 17:00, Various venues around the Academy

A chance for prospective students to visit the Musical Theatre Company, observe classes and have a question-and-answer session with current students and staff.

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.

Staff Finder

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

Björn Dobbelaere