Formerly known as Birmingham School of Acting, we became part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017. With roots as a drama school going back to 1936, we retain the professional outlook and commitment to contemporary training that has seen our drama provision consistently rated amongst the best in the UK.
We also train the associated disciplines of Stage Management and Applied Theatre, which provides the perfect learning environment to launch your career as a performance industry professional.
Find out about our range of courses, including Stage Management and Applied Theatre (Community and Education).Our courses
Auditions and interviews
If your application is successful, you will be invited to an audition, an interview or both, depending on the course you've applied for.Audition process
Why study here
Our well-equipped studios are hives of activity, buzzing with the creativity and hard work of students committed to developing into professionals in the performance industry.Why study here
Ruskin Hall and leafy, historic Bournville is a fantastic place to study. Birmingham City University vlogger Jess made this video to highlight some landmarks, and to show how accessible the area is by bus or train.
Check out our blog, online home for our community of musicians, actors, applied theatre performers and stage managers.Read more
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility offers unrivalled opportunities for our students.Our facilities
Find out what's been going on within the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this month.Round-up
Take a look at our Acting graduates across the years, including links to their spotlight pages and some graduate stories.Our graduates
Our staff are from the performance industry and have all enjoyed a successful professional career, with many of them still active artists and practitioners.Our staff
Take a look at some of the previous productions our students at the Birmingham School of Acting have been involved in.Acting productions
Drama school journey
Training to be an actor is a journey of self-discovery, with many highs and lows along the way. Hear advice from our students as they come to the end of their degrees.Drama school journey
On the stage, monologues can be everything: funny, poignant, dark, manic. But they should always be memorable. Here are some things to think about.How to perform a monologue
The School of Acting relocated from its previous home at Millennium Point in January 2022, when staff and students moved to Ruskin Hall, Bournville.Find us
Join us on campus at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 8 June 2023 for an insight into life as a Conservatoire student.Register your interest