In recent years Trinity Laban has developed an unparalleled reputation for its unique Musical Theatre performance training experience. Distinctive in preparing creative practitioners equipped with a wide range of skills applicable to a variety of musical theatres, our graduates are highly employable and well prepared for this competitive and increasingly popular part of the British music industry
Working with a wide range of leading industry professionals, students receive coaching and support to prepare them for a world of competitive auditions and high production values. Through performance workshops and masterclasses our expert teaching staff will support you in developing the highest possible standards of technical security and artistic achievement. Seeking to recognise and develop each individual's vocal talents, their experience will enable you to develop excellent performance communication skills, musical versatility and adaptability, and a detailed knowledge and understanding of musical theatre repertoire old and new.
We are particularly proud of our association with New Musical Theatre, and we encourage all our students to become creatives, whether as composers, choreographers, lyricists, directors or performing artists. With the learning experience organised along the lines of a theatre company producing a range of musical theatre pieces, our project based approach offers exciting opportunities for all. You will be involved in creating, preparing, rehearsing and staging a variety of musical theatre projects. Learning takes place largely in a simulated workplace setting (ie making musical theatre) with teaching focused on supporting the development of useful and relevant musical theatre skills.
Performance opportunities are carefully crafted to ensure students experience a diverse range of musical theatre performance scenarios. Experiences are modelled on real life performance contexts, within which students can apply and adapt their developing skills to meet the needs of musical theatre repertoire over the duration of the course. Students work alongside highly experienced industry professionals, enabling students to apply and adapt relevant singing, acting and dance skills to musical theatre works and understand industry expectations, protocols and practices within audition, rehearsal and performance settings.
The scale and size of the performances develop over the three years of training, during which students are allocated nine performance projects
Performance projects include:
- Small and Medium showings of work
- Classic and Contemporary Musical theatre repertoire
- Theatre in Education
- Indepth study into the works of Sondheim
- Agent Showcase
- Devised Musical
Musical Theatre students regularly work with students and staff from across Trinity Laban in a range of performance and workshop settings. Students also participate in Collaboration Laboratory (CoLab) which is a two week 'residency' style period which is part of every student's programme of study. CoLab is an exceptional learning space in which you will be encouraged to take creative risks and explore the boundaries of your art form in collaboration with staff and students from across Trinity Laban, leading artists from across the artistic spectrum and many of our professional partner organisations. Through a series of events and projects developed annually by students and staff, this unique experience enables students to explore music and dance from new perspectives and offers an unparalleled insight into the creative process.
"Being a musical theatre performer, you've got to be in London.... I absolutely love it. I rate the teaching at Trinity Laban extremely hightly, I think the education we get from them is just second to none."
Jack McNeil, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre / 2014-17
Our graduates appear in Musical Theatre productions in the West End, international and UK touring productions, and film and TV, as well as within the wider entertainment industry. With a long established reputation for training musicians who are well equipped for the rigours of London's West End, many musical theatre artists, musical directors and pit musicians received their first experiences of Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban.