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For two weeks every February, Trinity Laban’s usual creative atmosphere gets supercharged.

There are no lectures, no classes, no assignments. That’s because it’s time for CoLab, our eccentric two‑week festival of creativity and innovation.

Guided by expert mentors, over 900 students from our Faculties of Dance and Music come together to create, develop and rehearse projects. You’ll build relationships across genres and disciplines, take risks, and experiment with ideas that couldn’t possibly work… or could they?

What is CoLab?

Joe Townsend, the Head of CoLab, explains

CoLab Journeys


Now known around the world for its revolutionary approach, CoLab is becoming more and more international. In 2019, we welcomed visitors from Australia as well as students from Taiwan’s National University of Arts and the University of Southern California. Being able to mix with even more people from diverse backgrounds is part of what makes CoLab such an incredible experience.


I developed ways of working which I may otherwise not have thought of. For me, CoLab was the best part of my Trinity Laban experience.

Will Handysides, UK, BMus (Hons) Composition

Alumni talk CoLab

With Femi Koleoso

Alumni talk CoLab

With Dr Ti Wei Chen

Alumni talk CoLab

With Natasha Lohan and Bethan Peter