About Us

Welcome to Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. London's International Drama School. 


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 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. 

On this site we give you a taste for what Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is like.  We encourage you to visit us for an Open Day or at a time when you can see student work onstage. Throughout the year we perform seasons of work across our many programmes and hold an annual Graduate Exhibition for final year students from our School of Design, Management and Technical Arts.

Please come and see any of that work. A total world of theatre awaits you. Imagine yourself here by coming here to see and experience Rose Bruford College for yourself.

Find our more about our Mission, Values and Strategic Aims

Clarie Middleton
Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Our Courses
Students from over 40 different countries study with us on our 15 different vocational and professional degree courses. Visit our courses page for full details. 

Productions and Events
We run productions and events throughout the year, both on and off campus. Visit our events page for full details.

Our Alumni
Our alumni continue to shape the future of the industry. Visit our alumni page for a list of our notable alumni and their current projects. 

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 degree in Acting in the 1970's and the first BA (Hons) in Lighting Design in 1993, 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.

Office for Students 
In October 2018 the College was awarded entry into the English higher education register of providers by the Office for Students