Musical Theatre

The Academy’s intensive one-year postgraduate course prepares you for a career in professional Musical Theatre. It is a specialist training programme for those who are ready to build on and hone their skills. 

Our teachers prepare you for the demands of the industry through rigorous conservatoire training, while also providing you with an understanding of the profession. We provide a direct link into the industry 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)
MA (Master of Arts) or Professional Diploma (ProfDip) in Musical Direction and Coaching

MA in Performance (Musical Theatre)

Our programme functions as a theatre company, led and directed by experts in the industry of Musical Theatre. Our weekly schedule is packed with classes, with the working day typically running from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, sometimes including weekend work as well. If you are interested in applying, please see the Musical Theatre Programme page for further details including information on auditions and course requirements.

MA or ProfDip in Musical Direction and Coaching

This programme is structured according to your individual needs and experience, and operates in tandem with the Musical Theatre programme. If you are interested in applying, please see the Musical Direction Programme page for further details.

Professors and Directors

Our singing, acting and dance staff are dedicated teachers and active performers with professional careers of all kinds. Collectively, they have a wide range of industry knowledge and insight into all aspects of professional Musical Theatre. Guest directors and performers supplement the Academy’s own team and come in frequently to work with students.

Contact

Katie Blumenblatt, Musical Theatre Company Manager
Telephone 020 7873 7483 / Email mth@ram.ac.uk

Daniel Bowling

Head of Musical Theatre: Daniel Bowling

Sought-after music supervisor, conductor and music director as well as author and vocal coach

Worked with Disney, Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Supervised or directed the music for some of the industry’s most iconic shows including Les Mis, Mary Poppins, Phantom, Miss Saigon and Cats

Latest News

Claude-Michel Schönberg awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music

27.04.2018

We are pleased to welcome Claude-Michel Schönberg as an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music

Latest Blog

Letters Home

17.12.2017

As our first public production for 2017/18, the Royal Academy Musical Theatre Company performed Letters Home in December at the Shaw Theatre

Upcoming Events

The Sweet Smell of Success

Thursday, 28.06.2018 19:00, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

Cabaret: Upstairs at Angela's

Thursday, 28.06.2018 22:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A late-night cabaret in the intimate setting of the Academy’s newest recital hall, devised by Musical Theatre students

The Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, 29.06.2018 19:00, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

Cabaret: Upstairs at Angela's

Friday, 29.06.2018 22:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A late-night cabaret in the intimate setting of the Academy’s newest recital hall, devised by Musical Theatre students

The Sweet Smell of Success

Saturday, 30.06.2018 19:00, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

The Sweet Smell of Success

Saturday, 30.06.2018 14:30, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

Cabaret: Upstairs at Angela's

Saturday, 30.06.2018 22:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A late-night cabaret in the intimate setting of the Academy’s newest recital hall, devised by Musical Theatre students

The Sweet Smell of Success

Sunday, 01.07.2018 19:00, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

The Sweet Smell of Success

Sunday, 01.07.2018 14:30, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

Cabaret: Upstairs at Angela's

Sunday, 01.07.2018 22:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A late-night cabaret in the intimate setting of the Academy’s newest recital hall, devised by Musical Theatre students

Staff Finder



Follow us on Twitter@RoyalAcadMusic@RoyalAcadMusic #musicaltheatre
@RoyalAcadMusic • May 15
A huge congratulations to #musicaltheatre student @thomasjgrant who is through to the final of the prestigious… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@RoyalAcadMusic • Apr 07
Lovely piece on our new spaces from @architonic ow.ly/Ym6f30jm6mA #opera #musicaltheatre #architecture
@RoyalAcadMusic • Apr 03
Congratulations to #MusicalTheatre students @soladeinde and @stephenson_LTD who will make their West End debuts in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

The Academy has the prestige and the connections to the industry that I wanted and needed to help grow my career…I have loved every minute of it.

Paige Smallwood, New York