HONE YOUR SKILLS AND PREPARE FOR A FULFILLING CAREER IN MUSICAL THEATRE WITH OUR ONE-YEAR POSTGRADUATE COURSE

Rigorous training will give you an in-depth understanding of the profession and equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

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Applications for MA/PG Cert Musical Theatre September 2024 entry are now open.

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'I moved from New York to London to study musical theatre at the Academy and it changed my life – I would do it all again in a heartbeat'
Paige Smallwood, alumna

The Musical Theatre Department functions as a theatre company. Our day-to-day acting, voice, speech and movement tuition is taught by current practitioners, offering a direct link to the industry, with projects and masterclasses being led by top professionals.

We have created an environment in which individuality is nurtured and diversity embraced. Opportunities to perform throughout the year are a priority, enabling students to learn by doing. Our aim is to create artists with a voracious appetite for investigation and ongoing discovery.

Recent Musical Theatre graduates have been cast in productions including Hamilton, Les Misérables, Cabaret, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Tina in the West End/London, The Crucible and Hex at the National Theatre, and The Magician’s Elephant for the RSC. Tours include Les Misérables in the UK and USA, and Aladdin, Miss Saigon, Avenue Q and The Phantom of the Opera in the UK. Television includes Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream (ITV.)

Musical Directing graduates’ recent credits include Guys and Dolls (Bridge Theatre), My Neighbour Totoro (RSC), Oliver (Leeds Playhouse), and The Lion King (UK tour.)

Scholarships and Bursaries

Many of our students are eligible for financial help in the form of a bursary or scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, and bursaries are given to students based on financial need.

Scholarships for Musical Theatre include the Disney Theatrical Productions Scholarship, which was established to encourage greater ethnic and cultural diversity in the industry, and to enable outstandingly talented artists from underrepresented backgrounds to take advantage of the world-class training and opportunities the Academy has to offer.

For further information on scholarships and bursaries, including the Disney Scholarship, please see the Scholarships and Bursaries page.

This is the Hour - a celebration of the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg

@royalacadofmusic Ahead of their sold-out concert next Tuesday, a few of our Musical Theatre students share their favourite things about the Musical Theatre Company… #musicaltheatre #musicaltheatrecompany #musicaltheatretok #royalacademyofmusic #musicaltheatrestudents #musicaltheatreauditions #musicconservatoire #performingarts #musicaltheatreprogram #musicaltheatrecourse ♬ Rockin - Chris Alan Lee

Rachel Tucker

Rachel Tucker

Graduated 2003
Musical Theatre

Rachel Tucker

Graduated 2003

Musical Theatre

Meet
our alunni

Christine Allado

Christine Allado

Graduated 2013
Musical Theatre

Christine Allado

Graduated 2013

Musical Theatre

Rob Madge

Rob Madge

Graduated 2019
Musical Theatre

Rob Madge

Graduated 2019

Musical Theatre

Fra Fee

Fra Fee

Graduated 2009
Musical Theatre

Fra Fee

Graduated 2009

Musical Theatre

Sam Oladeinde

Sam Oladeinde

Graduated 2018
Musical Theatre

Sam Oladeinde

Graduated 2018

Musical Theatre

Helen George

Helen George

Graduated 2004
Musical Theatre

Helen George

Graduated 2004

Musical Theatre

Find out more about the career paths of some of our former students

Meet our alumni

Rachel Tucker

Rachel Tucker

Graduated 2003
Musical Theatre

Rachel Tucker

Graduated 2003

Musical Theatre

Christine Allado

Christine Allado

Graduated 2013
Musical Theatre

Christine Allado

Graduated 2013

Musical Theatre

Rob Madge

Rob Madge

Graduated 2019
Musical Theatre

Rob Madge

Graduated 2019

Musical Theatre

Fra Fee

Fra Fee

Graduated 2009
Musical Theatre

Fra Fee

Graduated 2009

Musical Theatre

Sam Oladeinde

Sam Oladeinde

Graduated 2018
Musical Theatre

Sam Oladeinde

Graduated 2018

Musical Theatre

Helen George

Helen George

Graduated 2004
Musical Theatre

Helen George

Graduated 2004

Musical Theatre