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Italia Conti House is the Academy's main centre and home to the Performing Arts Courses, Singing Course, Foundation Acting Course and Theatre Arts School.

Situated approximately 300 yards from the Barbican underground station in the heart of London's cultural arts and theatre district. This modern, spacious building on nine levels is equipped to the highest standards.

The building offers disabled access with a wheelchair ramp available, which covers the steps to the entrance or lifts, one of which is situated in our private car parking area at street level. The main reception area can be found on the ground floor together with the first of our superb dance studios and the visitor's lift servicing all floors.

The Academy has 18 dance, acting and singing studios and lecture rooms, an art room, specialist class rooms, a video studio and editing suite, an I.T. suite which contains a small resource library and computers which are linked to the internet for student study. There is a First Aid/Treatment room where the student welfare officer deals with minor ailments, students' common room and a dressing room complex and lockers. Washing facilities and male and female toilets can be found on levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 with a disabled toilet on level 2, showers can be found on level 8. All dance studios are light and airy with sprung floors, full-length mirrors and ballet barres. Acting, contextual studies, music and singing studios are usually carpeted and have pianos and white boards for theory work. All studios are equipped for playing recorded music.

The third level houses the Headmaster's office and The Theatre Arts academic schoolrooms, where pupils carry out their secondary school curriculum in well furnished classrooms. The use of modern technology is now a necessary requirement to aid education, and all pupils have access to the latest I.T. equipment to ensure they have the widest possible access to knowledge.
The excellent canteen offers a comprehensive menu from light snacks to full meals and is the envy of many an institution. Here, students can meet in a relaxed atmosphere.

The administration offices of the Academy are located on the sixth and ninth levels. The Student Course Co-ordinator, Administrators' and Year Tutors' offices can be found on level 6. The Principal, Principal's Assistant, Financial Director, Bursar, Accounts Department and the Italia Conti Agency can be found on level 9.


All students are required to become members of the Barbican library, which is situated in the Barbican centre – 100 yards from Italia Conti House - as it offers a wealth of excellent reading, research, music, audio, IT and specialist material. The Academy also hires space at the Leisure Centre which is adjacent to the Academy where students may be timetabled for class.