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 (2018) ended on August 19th 2018. Please check back in the future for information about the Musical Theatre Summer School 2019, and please see below for information about the 2018 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!
Celebrating its third successful year, the Summer School 2018 brought together 28 students from a range of backgrounds and skill levels in Goldsmiths to take part in two weeks of intensive Musical Theatre learning. This culminated in a trip to Edinburgh and an unforgettable showcase as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival itself, where the students successfully demonstrated their incredible progression over the course through a stunning medley of some of musical theatres greatest hits.
The summer school was convened by Annie Guo and taught by a group of leading industry practitioners. It provided the students with a broad range of training, from 'triple-threat' practice-based performance key skills, to theoretical and analytical skills looking into areas such as producing and delivering a piece of Musical Theatre from a diverse repertoire, alongside Musical Theatre staging, production, and more.
The students combined all their skills learnt over the two week course and improved their practical stage performance skills in a final showcase at one of Edinburgh Fringe Festivals' most prestigious venues, Assembly George Square Theatre.
Alongside these 'triple-threat' training skills, students were also provided with audition experience through a mock audition, which let the students learn audition techniques and etiquette from practitioners at the front-line of the industry.
This unique and intensive approach to a musical theatre summer school course received praise from both the course tutors and industry practitioners, who noted that it provides deep, broad and innovative training and knowledge to students, allowing them to experience and learn musical theatre concepts and skills from a broad range of areas over a short yet intensive period.
Alongside the practical training, the course also focuses on analytical and critical understanding of musical theatre. Students went on trips to see Disney's spectacular Aladdin musical, the dazzling classic Broadway hit 42nd Street, and new British musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Annie worked with the students to help expand their theory-based skills and they were given the opportunity to look at musical theatre critically, exploring the unique differences in production, background, and history. Combining this with trips to see Fringe Festival productions, students left the course with a boarder understanding of the contemporary musical theatre industry.
The course was a short, yet, professional intensive practical training that maximizes your individual talents.
On the 18th August 2018 in Edinburgh's prestigious George Square Theatre (Assembly), the 28 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 summer school 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.