London theatre: award-winning performances and education


The Complete University Guide has placed drama at Queen Mary, University of London at the top of its UK subject league tables – awarding the subject an overall score of 100/100.

Drama at Queen Mary is a dynamic course which explores the art of performance in different cultures, historical periods, and settings – including art galleries, prisons and schools. Other Queen Mary subjects – among them medicine and linguistics – also placed well in the 2014 Complete University Guide.

London’s global theatrical reputation is rivalled only by New York’s Broadway, so it’s no surprise that the UK capital’s universities do drama well.

The West End’s 40 or so theatres stage world-class shows, with classic plays such as War Horse and The Woman in Black running alongside hit musicals such as Wicked and Les Miserables.

And, last week, the National Theatre’s innovative production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won seven Olivier Awards.

Wimbledon BA Costume Design degree show, University of the Arts London
Wimbledon BA Costume Design degree show, University of the Arts London

From before Shakespeare’s day in the 16th Century, London has enjoyed a reputation for high-quality theatre – both for its performances and its education.

The city is also home to several internationally acclaimed performing arts education establishments, such as:

So, if you’re feeling the call of the stage and wondering where to study, you should make London your first port of call.

You have a choice of over 90 different courses at 45 prestigious London universities, colleges and schools. And it’s not just theatre – you can study all sorts of performance skills, from dance and circus skills to orchestra conducting and costume design.

You can even learn advanced solo marimba if you’re planning on joining The Lion King orchestra:

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3 comments on “London theatre: award-winning performances and education

  1. Hannah Brookes says:

    Definitely agree – if you’re interested in theatre, London is the place to be

  2. kaiwan shaukat says:

    thank you.

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