Musical Theatre News

Alex Ross


It is with great sadness that the Academy announces the death of Alex Ross, double bass student, on 22 December 2018.

Career Success for Academy Musical Theatre Graduates


Our Musical Theatre programme continues to go from strength to strength with an unprecedented year of success for our recent graduates.

Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton awarded Honorary Membership


On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, we held our graduation ceremonies in St Marylebone Parish Church and the Academy’...

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


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

Academy Students cast in Hamilton


Two current Academy Musical Theatre students have been cast in the West End production of the hit musical Hamilton.

Academy Honours Announced


We are pleased to announce the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London

The Susie Sainsbury Theatre Royal Opening


On Wednesday 14 March Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened our new Susie Sainsbury Theatre

New and transformed spaces now open


We are delighted to open our newly transformed facilities

Alumna Chosen to Represent the UK in Eurovision Song Contest


Academy Musical Theatre graduate SuRie (Susanna Cork) will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open


We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust


The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

New audition centre opens in Australia


Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy’s new theatre reaches milestone


The Academy’s new theatre has its topping-out ceremony

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale


Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

Five-star reviews for Love’s Labour’s Lost


Our Musical Theatre Company’s recent production of Love’s Labour’s Lost receives five-star reviews

June at the Academy


Find out about our June highlights

Les Misérables composer comes to the Academy


Claude-Michel Schönberg, creator of Les Misérables, gave a masterclass at the Academy

Disney to fund three full scholarships for BAME students on the Musical Theatre Course


Disney Theatrical Productions is to fund three students from ethnic minority backgrounds to study on the Academy’s Mu...

Musical Theatre Company celebrate Disney


Broadway extravaganza at the Royal Albert Hall

Autumn 2016 events


Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

Musical Theatre Castings


Performers are announced for summer shows at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music


HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Summer 2016 at the Academy


Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced


Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Daniel Bowling, Head of Musical Theatre


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

Broadway World UK/ West End Awards


Musical Theatre summer show ‘Amour’ has nine nominations

The Evening Standard’s The 1000


Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Head of Musical Theatre


Björn Dobbelaere will step down in December