New Chair and Vice Chair Appointed

Rose Bruford College is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Sims to serve as the new Chair of the Board of Governors and the appointment of George Littlejohn as Vice Chair.

Jennifer and George were unanimously elected by the Board and will commence their duties on October 1, 2021.

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Socially distanced sensory theatre

Students from our BA and MA Actor-Musicianship courses and MA Theatre for Young Audiences course have been busy working in collaboration with Primary Shakespeare Company to produce a socially distanced piece of sensory theatre based on The Tempest.

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Meet Stage Manager Jack Conway

We recently caught up with 2011 Stage and Events Management graduate Jack Conway to learn more about his career and get an inside look at a day in a Stage Manager's life.


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Joshua Robinson - 2020 APHP Headshot Bursary Winner

Entering its 5th year, The APHP Headshot Bursary is a major, annual charitable initiative run by the non-profit organisation The Association of Professional Headshot Photographers (The APHP), which opens this month for 2021 nominations.

Rose Bruford College Graduate Joshua Robinson was one of the recipients of the 2020 bursary, and photographer John Clark took his photographers.

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Online Study Skills Sessions

Jayne Richards and Karen Morash from our Theatre Studies BA (Hons) online learning courses are running a series of online study skill sessions.

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Get to know Theatre Design BA (Hons) graduate Victoria Maytom

Victoria Maytom, a 2020 graduate from our Theatre Design BA (Hons) was recently nominated and Shortlisted for the Future Theatre Fund award.  We caught up with Victoria to learn more about how this recognition supported her work as a freelance Performance and Spatial Designer.

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COVID update March 2021

We are delighted that the government has responded to the lobbying from our sector and prioritised the return of students on practical courses, including the creative arts, from 8 March as part of the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown

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2021 Summer Online Masterclasses and Workshops

Online Masterclasses and Workshops

Rose Bruford College online masterclasses and workshops will take place using Zoom.  A Zoom link will be sent to you before the masterclass with joining instructions;

  • We advise you to access Zoom via a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. We also suggest you test your audio, visual and internet connection through Zoom, before joining the course.
  • We recommend you find a quiet room or space with no other people present. You may need room to move around to take part in the online masterclasses and workshops.
  • Our 2021 summer programme of short courses and professional masterclasses provide an intensive summer of learning whatever your level of experience.
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Message to incoming 2021 students

We know that this is a uniquely challenging time to be considering your Higher Education choices. We are very aware that the effects of COVID-19 on your education, and the cancellation of exams for UK students could be causing you some additional stress or anxiety. Deciding whether to travel to the UK for your studies has become more complex than normal for international students.

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Guest Speakers

Greeting our new 2020 level 4 students will be this panel of guest speakers.

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Lyn Darnley (1949-2020)

The College was very sorry to learn of the recent death of Lyn Darnley one of its honorary fellows and a former Head of Voice. 

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A Further Statement by the Chair of Governors and Principal

Rose Bruford College must both listen and lead in the current conversations about addressing racism, supporting our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, staff and alumni, and enabling learning and working spaces with true equality and inclusion at their heart.

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Bruford Voices and Reflections

In response to the death of George Floyd and the debate and reflections that have followed regarding diversity within our sector and the wider community, our students and alumni have been recording their powerful messages.  

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A Statement of Support from the Principal and Chair of Governors

In solidarity with the many voices protesting at the death of George Floyd in the United States, which alert us to institutional racism, violence and other forms of discrimination worldwide, we are reaching out to ensure that all of the Rose Bruford College community of students, staff and alumni feel supported. 

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Rose Bruford College Launches Online Masterclasses

London’s Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has launched a range of online summer masterclasses and workshops run by internationally renowned practitioners including; Catherine Fitzmaurice (Fitzmaurice Voicework), Michele Shay (Acting August Wilson), Forrest McClendon (Character Driven Dramaturgy for Storytellers) and Wendell Beavers (The Somatic Performer and Six Viewpoints).

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Rose Bruford College Students Light Up TPi Awards

Thanks to Robe Lighting, Rose Bruford College students from BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control and BA (Hons) Lighting Design programmes had the unique opportunity to work at the prestigious Total Production International (TPi) Awards.

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Professor Simon Trussler (1942-2019)

It is with much sadness that we have to report the recent death of Professor Simon Trussler, Emeritus Professor of the College and a former Senior Research Fellow here. 

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Bernardine Evaristo Wins Booker Prize

Rose Bruford College Fellow, Bernardine Evaristo MBE, has been named as joint winner, alongside Margaret Attwood, of the prestigious Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other.

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Freddie Jones (1927-2019)

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is very sorry to hear of the death of Freddie Jones, one of the institution’s most distinguished alumni. 

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First Rose Bruford College Degrees Awarded

History was made when the first ever Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance degrees were awarded at a graduation ceremony in The Rose Theatre, Sidcup on Friday 14 September 2018.  

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Increase in Student Satisfaction at Rose Bruford College

The outcome of the 2018 National Student Survey shows an increase in student satisfaction at Rose Bruford College. The overall satisfaction score of 87% is above that of 2017 and significantly above the overall satisfaction score for the sector of 83%.

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Double Success At The National Stage Management Awards

There was double success at the National Stage Managers Awards, held at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 6 June 2018, with BA (Hons) Stage Management student Emily Walters and 2014 graduate Linnea Fridén Grønning both receiving awards.  

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James Dodding (1931 - 2018)

The College was saddened to learn of the death on 25 March 2018 of James Dodding, who had very longstanding connections with the institution both as a student, teacher and board member, and with Rose Bruford herself. 

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Rose Bruford College Students Light Up Industry Awards

Rose Bruford College lighting students Owen Yelland and Jordan Tinniswood were selected from students across the country to work for internationally renowned lighting company Robe at the prestigious TPi Lighting Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on 26 February 2018. 

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