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Ranked number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2025, one of the top five institutions in the world for Music and Performing Arts in the QS World University Rankings 2024, as well as the number one higher education institution in the Guardian University Guide music league table, we deliver world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.

A global leader in creative and professional practice, we promote innovation, experiment and research, and are also one of the UK’s leading providers of lifelong learning in the performing arts, offering inspiring training for children, young people, adult learners, and creative and business professionals.

Top 10

performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)

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Study with Guildhall

Find a course or programme at Guildhall for you from across the School, from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and doctoral research to short courses, training for under 18s and coaching for professionals.

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Open Days

If you are interested in applying to Guildhall, attend an Open Day to find out more about the opportunities available at the School. You’ll get to discuss the training with teaching staff, current students or recent graduates and find out more about life at the School.

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Request a prospectus

Our Prospectus will give you a flavour of life at the School, and features student and alumni profiles as well as a summary of our programmes and support services.

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Engage with Guildhall

There are lots of other ways to become part of the Guildhall community - whether you're looking to engage with our research, partner with us as an organisation, buy our technical and creative services or become one of our valued supporters.

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Research, Engagement & Services

Find out more about the School's research activity, which explores fundamental questions about the creative arts, as well as our engagement activity and the professional, technical and creative services offered by the School.

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Support the School

The support of our donors, alumni and friends enables us to excel. Find out more about the many ways you can support the School, as well as how this support positively impacts the School and our students.