Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance


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.


We aim to achieve social as well as cultural impact through delivering the highest quality vocational training and education across a wide, innovative spectrum of learning and teaching that delivers proactive graduates who are creative, empowered, employable, inclusive and diverse, ethical and intercultural in outlook.


Rose Bruford College will create the change-makers of the future


Our Courses

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

Our alumni continue to shape the future of the industry.

Our Location

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 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.

Our Facilities

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
  • Classrooms
  • Recording studios
  • Full production/technical support
  • Bar hire and catering available
  • Box office facility



Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Lamorbey Park
Burnt Oak Lane
, Kent

DA15 9DF

Sidcup, England, United Kingdom