Trinity Laban has developed an unparalleled reputation for its Musical Theatre performance training. We distinguish ourselves by equipping creative practitioners with a wide range of skills applicable to a diverse range of musical theatre. We produce highly employable graduates who are thoroughly prepared for this competitive and increasingly popular branch of the British music industry.
Our teachers are leading industry professionals, who will coach and support you to prepare you for success in a highly competitive field. Through performance workshops, skills classes and masterclasses, you will develop the highest possible standards of technical and artistic achievement.
We know that everyone is different, and so we will recognise and develop your unique talents. You will develop excellent performance skills, musical versatility and adaptability, and acquire a detailed knowledge and understanding of musical theatre repertoire. We are proud of our links to new musical theatre, and we encourage all our students to develop their creativity: as composers, choreographers, lyricists or directors as well as performing artists.
Carefully crafted performance opportunities will allow you to experience a diverse range of musical theatre performance settings. We model experiences on real-life performance contexts, enabling you to apply and adapt your developing skills to meet the needs of a range of repertoire. Working alongside highly experienced Industry professionals, you will be able to apply and adapt your relevant singing, acting and dance skills, and increase your understanding of the industry expectations, protocols and practices within audition, rehearsal and performance.
During your time as a BA student here you will have the chance to perform in prestigious professional venues on and off the West End, including our own Blackheath Halls and Laban Theatre, the Ambassadors Theatre and Stratford Circus.
For BA students, the scale and size of the performances develop over your three years of training, and you will take part in nine performance projects over the three years of study. Typical performance projects include:
- small and Medium showings of work
- classic and contemporary musical theatre repertoire
- theatre in education in local schools
- an in-depth study into the works of Sondheim
- a West End agent showcase
- a devised musical
Find out more about our student shows.
"Being a musical theatre performer, you've got to be in London.... I absolutely love it. I rate the teaching at Trinity Laban extremely highly; I think the education we get from them is just second to none."
Jack McNeil, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre / 2014-17
As a Musical Theatre student, you will regularly work with students and staff from across Trinity Laban in a range of performance and workshop settings. Musical Theatre performance work is supported by musicians from across the Faculty of Music, with full-scale pit bands for our end of year productions taken from our current music students. You will also take part in CoLab, our unique two-week collaborative project across the institution, where you will be encouraged to take creative risks and explore the boundaries of your art forms.
Our graduates perform in musical theatre productions in the West End, in international and UK touring productions, on film and TV, as well as within the wider entertainment industry. Many successful musical theatre artists, musical directors and pit musicians received their first experiences of Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban. Recent graduates perform in these productions:
Find out more about our alumni.