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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is widely regarded as one of the top drama training institutions for those wishing to work in the theatre-related industries. Located in Swiss Cottage, north London, in a hub of a vibrant local community of arts organisations.

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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was established in 1906 and joined the University of London in 2005.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was established in 1906 and joined the University of London in 2005. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, an extensive range of specialist expertise and the broadest portfolio of drama, theatre and performance-related degree programmes available anywhere in Europe.

With an extensive network of visiting professionals and national and international companies who provide placement opportunities for students, the learning environment extends well beyond the north London campus and into the professional industries it serves.

Number of students

  • 1,100 : No of students
  • 680 : Undergraduate students
  • 420 : Postgraduate students
  • 290 : International students

There are a wide variety of placements undertaken by students, with an ever-growing number of partnership organisations. Many students get their first professional jobs through contacts that they have made during their studies.

Alumni work in high profile roles across the arts, theatre and education sectors. As a member of the Alumni Association, you will be entitled to a wide range of benefits, including alumni events and box office concessions.