Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Training Institution

  • Name
    Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Established
    1880
  • Clients
    800
  • About
    The Guildhall School of Music & Drama offers musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians a dynamic environment in which to develop as artists and professionals.

    The School first opened its doors on 27 September 1880 to 62 part-time students in a disused warehouse in the City of London. Today it is situated in the heart of one of Britain's most important arts venues at the Barbican and has over 800 full-time music and drama students, with a growing international reputation for its teaching and research.

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Testimonials

Janis Price
Janis Price
Voice Coach
Course: MA Training Actors Voice, 2010
An excellent two year course under the leadership of Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice.
Janis Price
Janis Price
Voice Coach
Course: MA Training Actors Voice, 2010
An excellent two year course under the leadership of Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice.
Michela Brennan
Michela Brennan
Company Manager
Course: BA hons Stage Management & Technical Theatre, 2006
This course was an excellent use of my time and funds. It gave me all the training to be a success in the industry. The contacts that I made whilst working with visiting creative s and staff in the school helped me find work once I graduated. I would highly encourage anyone to apply for a place on this course if they wanted an all round training in stage management and technical theatre.
Will Bowden
Will Bowden
Voice Over: English
Course: BA Honours Acting, 2000
Guildhall was an amazing experience life changing.
Stephen Guy Daltry
Course: Part-Time Studies in Pianoforte, 1989
I studied with Dr Frank May, an inspirational teacher. I have played piano professionally at Kettner's restaurant, 2002-2008, for theatre shows, my own one man show in classical music, 'Ludwig's Van' and on recordings of my music for television, film and production library music.
Lucinda Prince
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 1989
Excellent course, I only spent one year doing an evening course at Guildhall. I learnt some very helpful techniques such as RP and voice projection.
Mandi Symonds
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 1984
Guildhall was a wonderful School and I'm sure it still is
David Keyes
David Keyes
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 1984
Probably the best Drama School in the World
Jill Stanford
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 1971
My course was the last of the acting course to be just two years, it went to three after us. I look back at it as a good learning experience, although I already had an Equity card before going there. All I have to show for it is an ACTING certificate, it would have been better to have had some sort of professional qualification but it was a totally practicable course, no written work at all as far as I can remember, which is what I wanted at the time to be fair. I have since worked with the director Ian Judge who was in my year. The main problem was too many women on the course so final shows were double cast.I was lucky enough to get a government grant and I remember I had to audition for the local council as well as The Guildhall.It certainly gave me a good framework and I'm still in the business!

Trained mandy members

Julia Carey
Julia Carey
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting , 2022
Adi Caspian
Adi Caspian
Lighting Designer
Course: Production Arts , 2022
Jonathan Chan
Jonathan Chan
Lighting Designer
Course: BA (Hons) Production Arts - Theatre Technology , 2022
Jonathan Coote
Jonathan Coote
Voice Over: English
Course: 3 Year Acting Course
Wendy Florence
Wendy Florence
Voice Over: English
Course: Licentiate in Drama , 2022
Amanda Holszi
Course: , 2022
Claire Kinson
Claire Kinson
Voice Over: English
Course: acting
Charis Lai
Charis Lai
Musician
Course: Classical Music , 2022
Aina Magnell
Aina Magnell
Actor
Course: Post Graduate Acting
Molly Pierce
Molly Pierce
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2022
Laura Alexander-Smith
Laura Alexander-Smith
Assistant Stage Manager
Course: BA Technical Theatre Arts Stage Management
Ema Cavolli
Ema Cavolli
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting , 2021
Sam Dinley
Sam Dinley
Composer
Course: BMus Electronic Music
Thomas Dixon
Thomas Dixon
Technician
Course: BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts - Theatre Technology , 2021
Joshua Hathaway
Joshua Hathaway
Composer
Course: Music Composition , 2021
Matthew Hockley
Matthew Hockley
Lighting Designer
Course: BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts
Chloe Jones
Chloe Jones
Stage Manager
Course: Technical Theatre Arts - Stage Management , 2021
India Mills
India Mills
Technician
Course: BA (Hons) Technical Theatre Arts , 2021
Addison Neel
Addison Neel
Deputy Stage Manager
Course: Stage Managment , 2021
Diogo Reis
Diogo Reis
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2021