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Birmingham Conservatoire

Music and Acting 

We are a multidisciplinary conservatoire with a proud history and a truly exciting future.


Music at Birmingham Conservatoire

Become the best musician you can possibly be, with world-class tuition and facilities.

Acting at Birmingham Conservatoire

Drama school training for performance industry professionals, since 1936.

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Key facts about student life including accommodation, finance and social activities.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Welcome from the Principal

Julian Lloyd Webber welcomes you to Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Leadership and Governance: Who’s who

HRH Prince Edward - The Earl of Wessex

HRH Prince Edward

Royal Patron

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, became our first ever Royal Patron in March 2016. 

Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle


Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and President of Birmingham Conservatoire since 1989.

Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe CBE


Peter Donohoe is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time. He is our Vice-President and has an Honorary Doctorate from the University.

Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber


Professor Julian Lloyd Webber became our Principal in July 2015 after he retired from his career as an internationally celebrated cellist. 

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