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No amount of practice can replicate the heart-pounding elation and hands-on experience of live performance.

Students from across the faculties of Music and Dance have countless opportunities to perform in a variety of formal and informal settings.

Performance Opportunities

Faculty of Music

With nearly 500 performances annually, 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
  • Showcase events in leading venues across London including London’s Southbank Centre, Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and King’s 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.

Music Performance Opportunities 

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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, on students’ own works, the Commissioned Works module or in the Repertory Project module, where students recreate dance works by major 20th and 21st century choreographers such as Protima Chatterjee, Wayne McGregor, Lea Anderson, Rudolf Laban, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Richard Alston and Steve Paxton.

All students have the opportunity to perform in the stunning 300 seat Laban Theatre – designed and purpose-built 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, Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Arts, film and opera festivals and in schools and colleges across the UK.

Dance Performance Opportunities.

cast of cabaret 2018 curtain call

Musical Theatre

Trinity Laban has developed an outstanding reputation for its Musical Theatre performance training.

We distinguish ourselves by equipping you with the creative and technical skills required to work in a diverse range of musical theatre contexts. Our highly employable graduates are thoroughly prepared for this competitive and increasingly popular branch of the arts industry.

Types of Performance opportunities include:

  • small and medium-scale showings of work
  • classic and contemporary musical theatre repertoire
  • theatre in education in local schools
  • a West End agent showcase
  • a devised musical

Musical Theatre Performance Opportunities