Guildhall School of Music and Drama

About Guildhall School of Music and Drama

We're a world-class conservatoire, drama school and exciting place to study, next door to the Barbican in the City of London.

One of Europe's leading conservatoires, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. Rated top of the specialist institutions league table in The Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014.

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. More than a third of the School's students are currently from outside the UK and represent over 40 nationalities.


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    Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DT

    Telephone: 020 7628 2571
    Email: [email protected]

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    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

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