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Summer Courses: The Natural Voice

  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: July 2020
  • Study mode: Short Course (4 days)
  • Location: City Centre

The Natural Voice will give you an introduction to the work of Kristin Linklater and will be the beginning of a "journey of voice discovery that will appeal to all your senses". (Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice).

You will experience the vocal and physical freedom of speech which voice training can give you, delivered by Voice Tutors, Simon Ratcliffe* and Francoise Walot*, who will help you to explore the expressive potential of your voice.

*Simon and Francoise are members of the Conservatoire's Voice Department and accredited teachers of the Linklater Method.

Duration: 4 days
Dates: 14-17 July 2020
Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

This course is open to International students

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Starting: Jul 2020

  • Mode
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Starting: Jul 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

£250 full price and £150 for current and ex-students of RBC, Equity members and other discretionary concessions.

Prospective applicants to our 'Natural Voice' short training course will need to provide brief information about previous performance experience or training when applying. Once we have that information we can judge your suitability for the course, and will forward you a booking and payment link if your application is approved.

Our Facilities


Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is based at the University’s City Centre Campus. A part of the Arts, Design and Media faculty, we are based within Millennium Point but also have access to facilities at the Parkside Building.

The Parkside Building boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as radio and television studios, edit suites, photography studios, and much more. 

Rehearsal space

There are ten rehearsal spaces, a ‘black box’ performance studio, showers, lockers and workshop space within the Department of Acting. The ‘black box’ performance studio, also known as the Patricia Yardley Studio, is our in-house performance theatre. Using variable acoustics which can be adjusted, and housing a fully operational lighting rig and a quadraphonic sound system.

Each studio contains: specialist acoustic panelling; specialist sprung floors; a heating system that radiates heat equally around the studio; and an air replacement system that maintains a constant room temperature.


Students regularly perform at professional theatres across the West Midlands, including The Birmingham Central Library Theatre; Crescent Theatre; Hippodrome Studio (Patrick Centre); The Old Rep Theatre and The Drum.

Prospective students from the UK
Prospective students from outside the UK