Want to know what it takes to train professionally in musical theatre?

Interested in a new experience this summer and up for a challenge?

Take the Lead is a 5-day summer course, perfect for aspiring performers of all abilities (aged 16+) who want to experience the training on offer at Trinity Laban’s esteemed Musical Theatre department. With a jam-packed timetable, you will work with West End professionals for a week exploring dance, acting and singing.

Details about Take the Lead 2019 will be announced in Winter 2018. For updates, please sign up to our mailing list and select 'Music Summer Schools'

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Take the Lead 2018

Our Tutors

Our Musical Theatre Summer School tutor team consists of industry professionals and current teaching staff of Trinity Laban's Musical Theatre programme. 

All tutors have established track records of working in a range of roles across the West End including musical direction, singing, and choreography.

I enjoyed being taught by those who are part of the musical theatre industry. Having the time to ask them questions proved very useful to understanding what a career in musical theatre entails as well as what it takes to get there

2017 Participant 

Our Tutors

What to Expect

The course has been created to give participants the experience of full-time, conservatoire musical theatre training and further establish practical skills, as well as a more informed understanding of the expectations of the genre. Participants can expect classes such as jazz dance, vocal technique, acting through song and audition technique. All of these classes will be used to develop confidence and communication within musical theatre and performance settings, with an emphasis on the integration of these skills.

I met amazing new friends which made the classes even more enjoyable because I was having fun with new people I wouldn’t have met anywhere else.

2017 Participant

Timetable & Content

One-to-One Consultations

We offer 30 min or 1 hour optional add-on consultation lessons in either singing or acting. This offers a valuable one-to-one session with our industry professionals during lunch breaks or after hours.

They were really beneficial, I felt like I could ask any questions I had and now I feel more confident about audition material and how to improve techniques.

2017 Participant 

Trip to the West End

As part of Take the Lead, all participants receive a ticket as part of a group outing to see a West End Show with the course leaders. In 2018, we went to see Young Frankenstein

In 2017, participants went to see 42nd Street, featuring Trinity Laban alumnus Zoe Rogers. The group had the chance to meet Zoe for an informal Q&A session before the show.

"The opportunities were endless, my favourite being able to meet Zoe Rogers from 42nd Street, as I found this very insightful and inspiring! It is such a brilliant school for the performing arts and I felt right at home!"  2017 Participant


Take the Lead 2017 goes to 42nd Street

Location & Accommodation

Take the Lead takes place in our award winning Laban Building in Deptford. 

We plan to offer a limited amount of rooms at our nearby student halls of residence. 

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Can I Take Part?

The course is suitable for those aged 16 and above with previous experience in at least one of the three musical theatre areas of singing, acting and dance, but we are able to cater for a range of abilities and experiences, so if you feel that you are less strong in an area then the course is still for you! For more information, see our FAQ page.


Fees & Booking

Bookings will open in Winter 2018. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified when bookings open. To do this, click here and select 'Music Summer Schools'

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Contact us

For any enquiries or to register your interest email the Take the Lead team. 

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