Faculty of Music
No amount of practice can replicate the heart-pounding elation and hands-on experience of live performance. Trinity Laban's music students have countless opportunities including:
- Regular orchestral, choral and musical theatre performances
- Critically acclaimed opera productions
- Daily lunchtime concerts and recital opportunities for soloists, chamber and large ensembles
- Beats in the Bar weekly series of jazz performances
- Baroque/classical Orchestra at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and London Handel Festival
- Showcase events in leading venues across London including London’s Southbank Centre, Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Kings Place
Throughout each year of study, students participate in a range of concerts, masterclasses, workshops and outreach activities as well as international festivals and a variety of innovative performance events.
Every student experiences a variety of performing opportunities, from solo to orchestral, and choral to jazz, ensuring they receive all the practical experience they need. The core ensembles include symphony, chamber, Baroque/classical and opera orchestras, pit band, big band, jazz, string, wind, brass and percussion ensembles, each providing essential training and repertoire experience. More specialised opportunities exist in the areas of contemporary jazz, contemporary music, free improvisation, historical performance, musical theatre and opera.
Faculty of Dance
Trinity Laban dance students hone their performance skills in a wide variety of formal and informal performance settings.
Performances within the Faculty of Dance include work led, created and co-created by world leading choreographers and by students, whether with Transitions Dance Company, on students' own works or in the Historical Project module, where students recreate dance works by major 20th and 21st century choreographers such as Rudolf Laban, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Richard Alston, Steve Paxton and Lea Anderson.
All students have the opportunity to perform in the stunning 300 seat Laban Theatre – designed specifically for contemporary dance – in a 100 seat Studio Theatre and in the inspiring outdoor performance spaces. They also have the chance to create innovative site-specific and installation work for the spaces within and around the building. The magnificent Blackheath Halls (Great Hall seating 600 and Recital Room seating 160) offers a further performance venue. Some students prefer to set their work in less conventional settings and dancers are frequently seen in the lightwell, lecture rooms, a splendid architectural folly of a ‘corridor to nowhere’ – almost anywhere a dancer can fit into is used.
There are also frequent opportunities for students to perform across London and beyond. Recent projects have taken place at the Southbank centre, Whitechapel Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts and in schools and colleges across the UK.