- Who is the Musical Theatre Summer School aimed at?
- How old do you have to be in order to take part in the Musical Theatre Summer School?
- Do I need previous Musical Theatre experience to be able to take part?
- Can you let me know about accessibility?
- Do you welcome international participants?
- I am an international participant; do I need a visa?
- How do I apply for a short-term study visa?
- How many people might there be in a class?
- I am not sure if the Musical Theatre Summer School is right for me?
- How much does it cost?
- Do you provide accommodation?
- I would prefer not to stay in student accommodation, can you advise me on where I might find places to stay?
- How long are the course days?
- When and where can I pay?
- How early do I need to book?
- Is there financial support available for this course?
- Should I book my flights straight away?
- Can I start the classes later in the week than the first Monday?
- Is it okay to leave the course early?
- When will I receive full information regarding the course?
- My payment has been processed; does this mean that the course will definitely go ahead?
- What should I wear?
- What should I bring?
- Is lunch or dinner provided for students?
- What is your policy for latecomers to classes?
- What about younger participants aged 16 to 18 years?
- What do we expect of participants?
- How do I get to the Laban Building?
- Can visitors or parents watch the end of Summer School Sharing?
- Will there be any award for students?
The Musical Theatre Summer School is aimed at those considering further study or a career in musical theatre performance, or those who already have some experience and would like to attend the Summer School as a way of refreshing or enhancing their skills to take back to their musical theatre society or group.
The Summer School is open to anyone aged 16 or over.
The course is aimed at those who are considering further study or a career in Musical Theatre performance, so some previous experience is required.
The Laban Building is fully accessible and the course is open to disabled participants. We want to ensure a warm welcome to all so if you have any special requirements it is helpful if you discuss them with us beforehand. Please contact us on 020 8305 4454.
Absolutely! Participants come from all over the world to take part in Summer Schools at Trinity Laban. We do ask that participants have a good standard of spoken English, as classes are conducted entirely in English and no translators will be available.
The Short-Term Study Visa is appropriate if you are attending a Summer School course and you do not intend to remain in the UK to study after this course.
The information provided below is given in good faith and has been carefully checked. However, Trinity Laban accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy. UK Visas and Immigration regulations are revised regularly and you must refer to the latest policy guidance.
Visa requirements vary according to your nationality. Check if you need a visa on gov.uk.
Please visit gov.uk for full details on how to apply for a short-term study visa.
You will need an official confirmation letter from Trinity Laban. You can only obtain this once you have paid for the summer school in full. Please contact the summer school team to request this or for more details.
There will be around 25 participants in each class. Group teaching is key to the ethos of the Musical Theatre Summer School.
Please read the information about classes and the timetable will be updated in due course. There is no audition but you are welcome to contact us if you are unsure what might be right for you at the booking stage. We are happy to advise you.
The full cost of the Musical Theatre Summer School 2019 can be found on our Fees & Booking pages.
We offer optional accommodation in the nearby student village. For more information, see the accommodation pages.
We cannot offer recommendations for accommodation (other than our arranged option above); anyone requiring overnight accommodation is responsible for sourcing and booking it themselves.
If you are planning to stay over while attending the Musical Theatre Summer School, here are some suggestions of websites to help you find your own accommodation:
- Visit Greenwich has details of hotels, guesthouses and hostels, catering for a range of budgets.
- For accommodation in Central London try Visit London.
A full timetable will be listed on the Summer School page nearer the course start date. A typical day starts at 09.15 and ends at 16.45.
You can pay for your Musical Theatre Summer School place through our Online Shop. Please note that any/all fees paid are non-refundable, unless Trinity Laban cancels the course.
We start taking enrolments on 14 November 2018. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified when bookings open. To do this, click here and select 'Music Summer Schools'
Unfortunately, we can’t currently offer any bursaries or other sources of funding to help with course fees for the Musical Theatre Summer School.
We strongly advise that you do not book any flights or additional accommodation until you have received email confirmation from Trinity Laban of your place on the course. Any flight or accommodation bookings made before and after the fees are paid are made at your own risk, and Trinity Laban will not be liable for any losses you incur in the unlikely event that the summer school is cancelled.
We strongly advise that participants arrange to be in London and at Trinity Laban from the first day of the course to get maximum benefit from this programme. Due to the intensive nature of the classes, participants would risk missing essential introductory work in classes at the beginning by arriving after the first day.
Yes - some international participants do have to leave to get an early flight during the last days of the course, but we'd recommend timing your journeys so that you don't miss anything! We are unable to offer discounts for those leaving the course early.
When you book your place through the Online Shop, an automated receipt is generated and sent to you. You will be sent a partcipant infomation pack nearer the course start date.
We process payment upon receipt of each application. In the unlikely event that Trinity Laban cancels the course, we would issue a full refund. Trinity Laban reserves the right to cancel the course due to low course uptake.
It is best to bring a range of dancewear or loose fitting clothing for the classes. Most people wear soft comfortable clothing that is easy to move in such as tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt with extra layers for warmth. Outdoor footwear and trainers with non-white soles are not permitted in the studios. To ensure your safety and the safety of others, we ask that that you don't wear jewellery when taking part in a class.
As well as suitable clothing and footwear we suggest you bring a flask or plastic bottle for water. Drinking fountains are also located around the Laban Building. You are welcome to bring a hand-held recorder if you wish to record some sessions and a notebook and pen will be useful for anything you want to jot down. Participants should also bring copies of any repertoire that you are preparing for any auditions, as there will be opportunities for feedback and discussion around audition choices as part of the Musical Theatre Summer School.
No, food is not included but can be purchased at the Laban Café or a number of shops or restaurants in the local area. Participants are welcome to bring their own food to the building too. If you wish to eat your own food, there is space in the foyer hall or outside on the grass. More information is provided on options nearby in the Participant Information Pack.
For health and safety reasons, participants who arrive later than 15 minutes after the start of each class may be permitted to watch the class but not take part. This is because they will have missed the essential warm-up and introduction to the class, which is vital in the prevention of injuries to participants.
The Musical Theatre Summer School is primarily designed for adults; however, we are pleased to welcome young people aged 16 to 18 as they can benefit from the adult environment and level of training. We do wish to make clear that all Summer School participants, regardless of age, are free to come and go as they wish and we do not provide any special supervision for those participants under the age of 18. We have Trinity Laban Summer School staff and assistants on site during the week but their role is to help in case of emergencies at the Laban Building for the duration of the course and they do not function ‘in loco parentis’.
We expect you to have fun, work hard, enjoy your time at Trinity Laban and come away inspired!
We also expect all participants to behave respectfully to each other, our Summer School teachers, staff and our facilities. Anyone found to be in breach of this will be requested to leave the course with immediate effect. In this instance, no refund of fees paid will be made.
All classes during the Summer School are located at the Laban Building, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ.
Read more about where to find us.
The Summer School sharing takes place in a Studio which has limited seating capacity, so this is primarily for participants themselves to watch and show the work they have made during the week. For this reason, we may not be able to welcome guests to the sharing. More details about this will be released.
The course is not accredited, but we provide a Certificate of Attendance to every participant who completes the course on the last day.