The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

About The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Central is a specialist college and a college of specialists.

Our alumni are to be found in all departments of theatre, film and television, in the music industry, in education and in community arts organisations. Central graduates produce festivals and help to light, design, make, direct or stage manage shows such as the Olympic opening, closing and medal ceremonies.

Our graduates also teach, research and renew the relevance of the subject, finding new applications for theatre, developing new audiences and engaging with new communities. Central is a specialist college, but it doesn’t just do one thing. It specialises in acting, actor training, applied theatre, theatre crafts and making, design, dramatherapy, lighting, movement, musical theatre, performance, producing, puppetry, scenography, stage management, sound, teacher training, technical arts and production, theatre studies, voice, writing and much else besides.

Central is one of the most exciting theatre training environments in the UK. It is set in a quiet and leafy corner of Hampstead, overlooking the Hampstead Theatre and Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, across a plaza where a regular market sells great coffee, excellent farmers’ produce and international food. This plaza is a forum space that informally extends our campus.

There is an entrance to the tube station in one corner that takes you into the heart of London in 10 minutes..


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    The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 64 Eton Road, London, NW3 3HY

    Telephone: 020 7722 8183
    Email: [email protected]

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    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

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