Our summer school is designed to be challenging but we are also here to be supportive and work with you to nurture your skills and help grow your confidence.

You will have the chance to train with current Trinity Laban students, meet our inspiring alumni, see a West End show, sign up for optional 1-1 consultation lessons and find out about further study.

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A typical course day runs from 09.15-16.45, with time for breaks and lunch in between. At the end of the course, an informal sharing event gives you the opportunity to perform to each other and share some of what you have learned over your week with us.

In addition, the course timetable includes an evening group trip out to the West End.

Please note, all information below is provisional and is subject to change. A draft timetable will be released in December 2018. 

Most sessions will split into three to four groups. Dance and Musical Theatre Integration classes will be split according to your dance ability. You are able to change classes during the course if you are finding the classes too challenging or not challenging enough. You can choose at booking  what level dance class you want to take part in. 

Acting, audition workshops and specialist dance classes are all open level so classes are evenly split.




Our dance classes will concentrate on performance/acting skills within musical theatre choreography and are fast paced, in order to show the technique needed in picking up combinations quickly and overcoming nerves. Along with this, you will explore original choreography from a well known show.

Level 1 – Suitable for complete beginners and those who haven't danced for a long time and are refreshing their memory.

Level 2 - Aimed at participants with a good experience of musical theatre choreography or dance, who want to improve and develop their skills. These classes will be faster-paced with more complex sequences and phrases.


This class will introduce you to the skills and techniques needed for acting within musical theatre.

Musical Theatre Integration

This class explores how to combine the skills of singing, acting and dancing for musical theatre. 

Specialist Dance Classes

These classes will cover Ballet and Jazz styles, introducing new techniques to help you refine your skills with content that complements that of the general dance classes. Specialist dance classes are open level and suitable for all abilities.  

Acting & Singing for Audition

These two sessions explore acting through song, giving an insight into how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in singing auditions, and how to prepare a monologue for audition.

Participants are requested to bring an audition song and a short monologue to work on during this session. 

Open Sharing

The Open Sharing is an informal performance at the end of the Summer School where you will present the material you have worked on over your week with us. 

Optional Consultation Lessons

Participants are also able to book 30 min or 1 hour optional 'add-on' consultation lessons in either singing or acting. These sessions (held during lunch or after course hours) provide valuable one-to-one time with our industry professionals, and are an excellent way to focus on a particular aspect of your individual development. To get the most from these sessions we recommend your prepare a song or monologue for these consultations and/or come prepared with questions   


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

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.


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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