Founded in 2001, the Conservatoire and its affiliate schools exist to train young artists who will match the world’s best and on entering their professions, shape the future of dance, drama and circus arts. There are eight Conservatoire affiliate schools:
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS)
- Central School of Ballet (CSB)
- LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art)
- London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS)
- National Centre for Circus Arts
- Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD)
- Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (Rambert)
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
The Conservatoire schools are small, specialist and vocational training institutions with international reputations for high quality delivery in their respective fields. Students benefit from an unrivalled quality of teaching, to which access is given regardless of background or financial circumstances.
The Conservatoire schools have an established record of training students to a professional standard with an excellent success rate in the number gaining employment in their respective fields. The Conservatoire’s findings suggest that between 83% and 98% of students find relevant work in professional performance within three years of graduation.
The Conservatoire is keen to foster diversity amongst its schools, some of which have more than a century of experience in training students. Each school brings to the Conservatoire a different, but complementary, approach to training a new generation of artists.
The partnership between Conservatoire schools enables these small institutions to share some costs and provides students with wider possibilities for artistic collaboration: for more information please see about the Conservatoire. If you are interested in training at one of the Conservatoire schools, you can request a prospectus and application form by contacting any of the individual schools.