About Us

Orchestra performing at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a world class institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and performers of the future.

Our outstanding facilities attract the best and brightest students to Birmingham, along with internationally renowned performers and teachers.

With limitless collaboration opportunities for staff and students, the Conservatoire is a stimulating environment with an international reputation which celebrates diversity.

A unique environment inspiring performers to achieve in our fast-paced creative economy

In 2017, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire completed an exciting merger with Birmingham School of Acting. It has successfully brought together complementary disciplines for an unrivalled creative experience. As a student, you will benefit from phenomenal music teaching and performance spaces which are located alongside state-of-the-art production and recording facilities.

Musicians are able to draw on performance skills or promote their work across digital channels, and actors and set designers can deliver performances where music is essential to the artistic results.

It’s an exhilarating place to learn with a unique, electric atmosphere, which inspires and brings together acting and musical talent. Our courses are helping students meet the demands of today’s fast-paced creative economy.

We also have a highly successful Junior Conservatoire, which provides young musicians with specialist tuition that develops and nurtures individual talent.

Professional, dedicated staff with invaluable industry experience

We are fortunate to have a team of talented staff who work directly with industry and who are dedicated to ensuring our students become successful and employable. They give our students the confidence and skills to believe in their own potential and achieve their goals.

From full-time course directors to our specialist visiting tutors and guest directors, every one of them has enjoyed a successful professional career and many are still active artists and practitioners.

Ensuring our graduates realise their ambitions

We offer many professional experiences which support graduate employment and offer excellent collaborative opportunities to broaden your career potential.

Our strong links with the music and performance industry give you the chance to forge connections and undertake work placements and we help you to focus on and realise your ambitions.

The possibilities for you to develop your career will be endless and you will leave equipped as an employable professional.

A highly respected institution which is renowned for training household names

With a history dating back to 1859, the Conservatoire has a longstanding reputation for producing high calibre graduates who fulfil their creative and professional aspirations.

Famous musical alumni include soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula, baritone Rhydian Roberts and conductor Michael Seal. Among our successful acting alumni are household names Helen George, Catherine Tyldesley and Nicol Williamson.

We were ranked as a top 10 university in the UK for Drama and Dance in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

It is our intention that Birmingham will be the place to come for those set on a career in music or acting and we welcome new talent to our creative community.

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