Learn from industry professionals and develop your Musical Theatre skills in the home of the world-famous West End.
This year's Musical Theater Summer School (2017) ended on August 12th 2017. Please check back in the future for information about the Musical Theatre Summer School 2018, and please see below for information about the 2017 course.
This summer camp was a great opportunity to experience the local musical culture of London and we also came into contact with first-rate teachers, and saw the latest musicals in the West End! This was the best experience I've ever had!
This July, a group of budding theatre performers from across the globe came together at Goldsmiths – one of the UK’s leading institutions for creativity – to begin a two-week summer course and share in their passion and enthusiasm for musical theatre.
Students polished their performance skills by immersing themselves in intensive daily voice, acting, dance and audition workshops and masterclasses led by frontline West End professionals.
Classes culminated in a spectacular showcase performance – a medley of solo and ensemble pieces from some of the West End’s best-loved musicals – and an excursion to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In between busy showcase rehearsals, students still managed to find time to visit local London sites and be inspired by an array of West End performances, including the Dominion Theatre’s very own musical theatre production of An American in Paris.
From the vibrancy of the West End to the experimentalism and artistic innovation of the Fringe theatre scene, it was an eye-opening fortnight allowing participants to soak up the essence of UK musical theatre. The course proved to be a great journey for students and an important stepping-stone towards a professional career in musical theatre.
The course was a short, yet, professional intensive practical training that maximizes your individual talents.
On the 7th August 2017 in Goldsmiths, St James Hatcham, this year's talented Musical Theatre Summer School students presented a dazzling showcase of musical theatre numbers, demonstrating their hard work over the summer school. The students tackled both group pieces and solo numbers, and showed off the various skills and abilities they learnt and honed over the summer school. The showcase was followed by a drinks reception where the audience had a chacne to chat and engage with the students, which made for a exciting and engaging evening.
The showcase couldn't have happened without the invaluable help of the talented tutors, who are all front-line West End practioners in a range of areas and genres.
Tutor biographies have been shortened for clarity.
Musical Theatre Summer School 2017 Information
This is an intensive two week practice-based Musical Theatre course suitable for those who have already received some formal training and professionals who wish to gain further skills and techniques needed to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.
The course includes:
Workshops with West End professionals
As well as enhancing your techniques in acting, singing and dancing, you will benefit from workshops with industry professionals and frontline West End theatre practitioners and gain an understanding of international Musical Theatre techniques.
You will be given guidance on audition techniques and help on choosing the right audition material.
Throughout the course you will be rehearsing for a short musical, which you will perform in a showcase at the end of your study with us.
Study in London
Studying in London, you will experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this exciting city, which hosts some of the best musical theatre in the world. You will experience the famous West End with a trip to a West End musical and workshops from theatre professionals.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
After a week and half of intensive training, you will spend 2 days in Edinburgh experiencing the world’s largest Theatre Fringe Festivals. You stay in Edinburgh will include accommodation, a sightseeing tour and a show in emerging theatre talent.
Dates & times
31st July - 9th August 2017 in London;
10th - 11th August 2017 in Edinburgh
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
You must be at least 13 years old on the first day of the course and have a suitable level of physical and mental stamina due to the intensity of the course.
The course will be taught in English.
£2,500 including tuition fee, accomodation in London and Edinburgh, travel to Edinburgh, 1 West End show, 1 show in Edinburgh and 1 tour in Edinburgh. You will need to purchase your own return flights, visa and insurance separately as well as other associated costs.
How to book
Please be advised that the Goldsmiths Musical Theatre Summer School 2017 has already ended. Please check back later for more information about the 2018 applications.