NSCD is one of eight specialist schools delivering world-leading education and vocational training in the performing arts.

Together, the schools train the performing artists and production professionals of the future: actors, circus artists, dancers, stage managers, technical theatre practitioners, choreographers and directors.

In May 2016, the Conservatoire was judged as world-leading in its fields of dance, drama, circus arts and technical theatre, as part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) review of institution-specific targeted allocation (ISTA) funding.

In June 2017, the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama received a Gold award for the Year Two Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The Conservatoire schools are based in London, Bristol and Leeds:

  • Bristol Od Vic Theatre School
  • Central School of Ballet
  • LAMDA
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • national centre for circus arts
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • RADA
  • Rambert School

Find out more about the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama