Welcome to Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Our goal is to inspire, excite and train you as a creative artist and practitioner who can use reflective practice and research, along with the world-class teaching we provide, as tools to become an independent thinker and a fulfilled and successful working professional.
The teaching, learning and training ethos at Rose Bruford College places stress on artistry, collaboration, community, discovery, diversity, employability, independence, and professionalism. Students and staff work in a close-knit environment on our beautiful parkland campus to make and produce over 75 shows a year.
Some productions are shown elsewhere in London, some are taken on a tour in the UK and abroad. Out of this lively atmosphere have come the next generation of performers, designers, technicians and companies who are changing the face of global theatre and live events.
Our mission is to provide a stimulating, collaborative learning environment of international standing, delivering specialist professional and vocational education and training that promotes creativity, experimentation, diversity, and excellence.
Building on our founding belief that teaching, learning, creative practice, arts and industries all speak one to another, our vision for Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is for an institution that is:
- Committed to creating social and cultural as well as artistic and economic value, through programmes whose graduates can innovate and lead change as well as meeting current professional needs, through research about and through practice which creates an impact in the industries and wider society, and through industry and social engagement
- Diverse, equal and inclusive, with a diverse student and staff body, offering ladders of opportunity through partnerships with schools, colleges and other organisations, and a curriculum with diversity at its centre. We believe that the performing arts and industries rely on the richness and innovation that diversity brings
- Distinctive, offering a portfolio of programmes that recognises, values and celebrates the interconnections between diverse performance forms: theatre, events, live music and digitally mediated performance, where all programmes have a highly distinctive and diverse curriculum, and by making use of our unique campus
- International in its scope, with global collaborative partnerships for the shared delivery of programmes and student and staff exchange, an internationally diverse student body, and an internationally relevant curriculum
Students from over 40 different countries study with us on our 15 different vocational and professional degree courses.
Productions and Events
We run productions and events throughout the year, both on and off campus.
Our alumni continue to shape the future of the industry.
The College is located in Lamorbey Park, Southeast London, in beautiful, green grounds just 30 minutes by train from Trafalgar Square and the heart of London’s West End. The campus clusters around the Grade II listed Lamorbey House with modern, purpose-built facilities, including a 330-seat theatre-in-the-round, a 100-seat flexible Barn theatre, two black box studio theatres, spacious rehearsal rooms, recording studios, technical laboratories, design and production workshops, a unique drama library and well-equipped study areas. In 2015 the College opened Christopher Court, a 168 en-suite room accommodation facility a short walk from campus.
Our Culture of Innovation
Proud of its history of innovation that saw the Rose Bruford introducing the first university-level BA degree in Acting and the first BA in Lighting Design in the 1970s, Rose Bruford College continues to push the boundaries of training in performance and technical theatre, making it one of the world's leading drama conservatoires and one of the UK's largest in terms of student numbers and the variety of its professional training options. Preparing its acting graduates for a career on stage and screen and design.management and technical graduates for behind the scenes across the wider entertainment industries--with six separate acting and performance options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the largest portfolio of technical theatre and management undergraduate programmes and two online undergraduate degrees--we train some of the best talents making theatre today around the world.
The College and its teaching staff foster the imagination, talents and creativity of our students, preparing them for rewarding and satisfying careers in challenging exciting and well-paying industries. Our job is to train but also to help find employment for all our graduates.
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is set in Lamorbey Park, leafy parkland grounds dating back to before the 16th century with mature trees and a pond with fish and waterfowl. The look of the campus has barely changed in over 60 years.
We have a range of facilities to meet your needs for any occasions, from alumni gatherings to weddings, award ceremonies, conferences, meetings, classes and workshops. We frequently hire to schools groups and summer schools.
In August 2015 the College opened Christopher Court Hall of Residence, consisting of 168 en-suite rooms close to Sidcup train station for use by students during the academic year (September-late June) and by others during the summer (July and August).
Our hire facilities include:
- The Grade II-listed Lamorbey House
- The 330-seat Rose Theatre
- The 100-seat Barn Theatre
- Two studio theatres
- Rehearsal rooms
- Dance studio
- Recording studios
- Full production/technical support
- Bar hire and catering available
- Box office facility
Programmes taught in:
- English (US)