5 - 9th August 2019.

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.

Bookings are open with a special early bird offer.

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Participants in an acting class

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 receiving feedback from people who have worked in the Musical Theatre business. After the summer school, I felt  more certain of my career choice, and even more motivated to pursue my goal of becoming a musical theatre performer.

2018 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.

The teaching was absolutely phenomenal...I didn’t want it to end!

2018 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 challenged me to let myself go and focus only on the skill of singing and acting, which brought much more depth to what I was creating, and I felt like I had accomplished something at the end.

2018 Participant 

Meet Alumni and take a trip to the West End

You will have the chance to meet our talented alumni and work with our current BA Musical Theatre Students. In 2018, the group had the chance to meet West End performer and Trinity Laban alumnus, Zoe Rogers, for an informal Q&A session. 

Additionally, as part of Take the Lead, all participants receive a ticket for a group outing to see a West End Show with the course leaders. In 2018, we went to see Young Frankenstein. Details about the 2019 West End Trip will be released in late Spring. 

"It was super helpful and nice to have the alumni around because they are able to answer questions from a students perspective. It was really helpful and comforting to talk to them" 2018 Participant


Zoe Rogers talks to Participants

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 FAQs page.


Fees & Booking

Bookings open on the 14 November with a special Early Bird offer. Places can be purchased via the Online Shop. More information about fees and the booking process can be found via the link below. 

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Contact us

For any enquiries, please email the MT Summer School Team. 

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