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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

United Kingdom
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About Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires. Studying music at Guildhall involves intensive, dedicated teaching, mostly one-to-one, in the instrument or discipline of your choice. Surrounded by actors, stage managers and theatre technicians, you will be part of a thriving arts community next door to one of Europe’s leading arts centres. And you will learn from some of our renowned international teaching staff while collaborating in world-class music making

The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research. Twice-rated No.1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide, and recently selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), it has over 900 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world. The School is also the UK’s leading provider of specialist music training at the under-18 level with nearly 2,500 students in Junior Guildhall and the Centre for Young Musicians.

Campus information

The Guildhall School has completed a major building project to expand its facilities. Milton Court, based across the road from the current Silk Street building, opened in September 2013, providing the School with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including:

  • a 608-seat Concert Hall
  • a 223-seat Theatre
  • a Studio Theatre
  • three major rehearsal rooms
  • TV studio suite

Students, staff and public visitors to the School will experience world-class performance venues and training spaces:

The Guildhall School enjoys a location in the very heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Next door to the Silk Street building is the Barbican Arts Centre with its theatres, cinemas, concert hall, library and art gallery, home to such institutions as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Guildhall School is also within easy distance of the West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre on the South Bank, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and all the major galleries.

There is an abundance of free entertainment on offer in London, and as a student, you are entitled to concessions on virtually all entertainment tickets, plus discounts in many shops and restaurants as well as major exclusive discounts on important items such as Tube and bus travel.


Sundial Court, the School's hall of residence, is located in Chiswell Street, just around the corner from the Silk Street building. Sundial Court has 176 bedrooms in thirty-nine flats, each with either three, four, five or six bedrooms.

Each flat has a communal kitchen with dining area, shower room and separate toilet. Most bedrooms are large enough to accommodate an upright piano and are furnished to a high standard. All rooms are equipped with internet access. There is also a wheelchair accessible flat with a specially adapted kitchen and bathroom. There is also a Deaf Alerter system for the hard of hearing.


Courses available 10

Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 8 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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