About Guildhall

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. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research. Rated No.1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014, it has over 800 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.


 Milton Court


The Guildhall School has now 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 128 seat Studio Theatre

•    Three large rehearsal rooms

•    TV studio suite

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

•    Instrumentalists and singers rehearse and perform in solo recitals, chamber ensembles and orchestras in the new Concert Hall, with top quality fully-adjustable acoustics and the largest audience capacity of any of the London conservatoire concert halls

•    Actors rehearse and perform in a traditional proscenium arch, multi-level Theatre and an intimate, adaptable Studio Theatre, both with high-quality dressing room facilities. They also train for film and television work in the dedicated TV studio suite and use rehearsal rooms with sprung floors, moveable screens and lighting and sound facilities

•    Theatre technicians use the latest stage technologies in the Theatre, including fully-automated power flying and state-of-the-art lighting, sound and audio-visual facilities. They also have production offices, seminar rooms and a dedicated computer-aided design training room

•    Opera singers use the Theatre for smaller opera performances, the TV studio suite for video requirements, and the Rehearsal Rooms with sprung floors, moveable screens and lighting and sound facilities

•    Children from inner-London boroughs work with Creative Learning, the School’s joint outreach programme with the Barbican, in the Concert Hall

•    Public audiences experience world-class performances in world-class venues, and meet, eat and drink in bright, open, well-furnished public foyers on two levels. There are also other teaching, meeting and administrative spaces, complementing and extending those currently in use in the Silk Street building. The Concert Hall also hosts a year-round programme of classical and contemporary music presented by the Barbican and its artistic partners


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