Our Musical Theatre Summer School 2017 combines singing, dance and acting, as well as additional techniques and a visit to a West End Show. Although the programme is rigorous, we're here to be supportive and work with you to nurture your skills and help grow your confidence.



The course has been created to give participants the experience of full-time, conservatoire musical theatre training, and has been designed to 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 integration of skills and audition techniques.

Classes are led by members of the Trinity Laban Faculty and established musical directors, choreographers, teachers and performers from the industry. Read more about the tutors.

The course also includes a ticket as part of a group outing to see 42nd StreetTickets cannot be exchanged or transferred. Additionally, we are pleased to be welcoming Trinity Laban alumnus Zoe Rogers, cast member of 42nd Street,  for an informal Q&A session on Thursday lunchtime (12.30-13.30).



The course is suitable for those 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!

"I loved the variation of the classes - every class gave me a new insight on Musical Theatre" - Musical Theatre Summer School Participant 2015 



A typical day runs from 09.30-16.30h, with time for breaks and lunch in between. At the end of the course, there will be an informal sharing event to give you the opportunity to perform to each other and share some of what you've learnt. In addition, one mid-week evening will involve a trip to a West End theatre to see a show.

Registration: This year, participants are requested to arrive from 8.45h for registration on the morning of Monday 31 July. There will be an introduction and guided tour of the Laban Building at 9.15h.

Please find below a provisional timetable for reference. This is subject to change.









DANCE with Lucinda Brereton

A dance session focusing on technical skills development and working towards a routine from a West End show.

DANCE with James Darch

This session will explore original choreography from a West End show.

DANCE with Omar F Okai

This class will concentrate on performance/acting skills within musical theatre choreography. Fast paced, in order to show the technique needed in picking up combinations quickly and overcoming nerves.

MUSICAL THEATRE INTEGRATION with Verity Quade and James Darch

(Continued from Tuesday’s session)


This session gives an insight into how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in singing auditions.

Participants are requested to bring an audition song to work on.






Optional MEET THE CAST MEMBER - Zoe Rogers of 42nd Street



ACTING with Michael Howcroft

A session of games and exercises to develop imagination and play. The class will also introduce students to the building blocks of naturalistic acting technique. 


MUSICAL THEATRE INTEGRATION with Verity Quade and James Darch

Explore how to combine the skills of singing acting and dancing for musical theatre.


ACTING with Michael Howcroft 

(Continued from Monday’s session)

DANCE with James Darch

(Continued from Tuesday's session)


REHEARSAL / PERFORMANCE with Verity Quade and James Darch

Combining all the skills developed across the week, this session will develop participants through rehearsal and towards an informal performance.


End of Classes

from 16.45h


OPTIONAL Consultation Lesson (Singing). N.B lessons are pre-booked at purchase

OPTIONAL Consultation Lesson (Acting). N.B lessons are pre-booked at purchase

(19:30) 42nd Street Theatre Royal Drury Lane