Established in 1911, Italia Conti has an outstanding international reputation and is one of the leading Performing Arts institutions in the country.
We provide excellent vocational and conservatoire-style training opportunities to a diverse student population preparing them to become versatile and valuable members of the performing arts industry.
We encourage individuality. The training process is designed to nurture confidence, self-esteem. We support individuals to realise their technical and artistic potential as creative and entrepreneurial artists, enabling them to respond to the needs of an ever-changing and demanding profession.
A key characteristic of Italia Conti is the collaborative and interdisciplinary approach we bring to everything we do. This approach, along with the vibrant and nurturing atmosphere of the college, underpins the success of our students and makes for a superb training environment.
At Italia Conti, we empower our actors to tell truthfully bold and moving stories through their work. We demand courage, compassion, and commitment from all that our students do. Our world-renowned training helps students master the art of storytelling and embrace their roles fully, unlocking their full expressive potential. Graduates of our Acting training are equipped with the skills, confidence, and imagination to work effectively across all performing arts mediums, and to contribute to the arts industry at large.
Our aim at Italia Conti is to develop artists who not only excel as performers, but also will be active contributors to the arts industry as a whole. We strive to create a creative, safe, and fair environment for our practitioners and artists on and off the stage, in front and behind the camera to work. We believe that acting and the performing arts are not simply about entertainment, but is a powerful means of inspiring, challenging and educating audiences.
Italia Conti trains versatile dancers across a broad curriculum of styles and techniques to ensure students graduate with the adaptability to work across genres in the professional dance sector. Through classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial, tap, choreography, aerial and acrobatics skills and supporting skills in singing and acting, students are sure to graduate into the professional dance industry as highly employable multi-faceted performers
Italia Conti’s Dance programme engages globally renowned choreographers, who work intensively and creatively with our dancers, exploring a full range of techniques and styles. Looking ahead to a world of possibilities, students are encouraged to perform with their hearts on their sleeves. Our faculty and students alike are people who see dance not only as a profession, but as a passion.
Our alumnx work across a huge range of dance contexts from dance theatre to commercial dance, entertainment contracts on cruise ships to West End and touring theatre, both as performers and creatives. We want to train versatile dancers to work across the dance sector and our courses and curricula reflect this vision. We believe that versatility is key to employability.
Italia Conti prides itself on truly and distinctly triple threat training. Singing, Acting and Dance are given equal attention, time and focus to train proficient and employable musical theatre performers. Training to become a professional Musical Theatre performer at Italia Conti, with the invaluable expertise of our faculty and visiting tutors, will provide you with one of the most exciting, vibrant and rewarding journeys imaginable. If you are seeking triple threat training, building toward a career of endless possibilities and disciplines then there is nowhere better to get you there than Italia Conti.
Our vision for musical theatre and our aim at Italia Conti is to develop world-class artists who not only excel as performers, but also will be active contributors to the arts industry as a whole. Musical Theatre is a huge and inspiring industry in the UK and internationally with endless opportunities for individual performers to find their niche, their place, their path. With alumnx appearing on Broadway, in the West End, in UK and International touring theatre, in exciting regional producing theatres, in fringe venues, and creating their own work, we know that there we can support our students to industry. We believe that theatre is not simply about entertainment, however, but is a powerful means of inspiring, challenging and educating audiences of the future.
Italia Conti extends the opportunity to work with our world-class team to wider audiences by offering online courses. Our flagship online course, the BA (Hons) Professional Arts Practice (Top-up) offers students with a performing arts diploma or significant industry experience the chance to study a one-year online course to gain a degree qualification.
The is designed to be completed entirely online to fit around your schedule and is very much tailored to your own interests and goals and can be completed from anywhere in the world, so long as you have internet access. New courses are in development and will be coming soon!
Italia Conti is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to world-class performing arts training and offers a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in part-time and holiday courses. These range from the Diploma in Dance Education which can be completed in short intensive blocks of study, to our Pre-Vocational course which offers part time weekly training for those aged 14+, as well as our holiday courses including our Summer School, Back to Ballet training, and Audition Ready Course. The Italia Conti Associate programme also runs in Woking on Saturdays offering training in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Acting, Singing, Acting through Song, Tap, Street, Contemporary, Acro / Aerial and Jazz. for children aged 3-18 yrs.
Closest Date: Thursday 24th March
Congratulations to Italia Conti Musical Theatre third-year Degree student, Milly Willows, who has won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Competition 2023
Wishing all the best to the cast and crew of Middletown. Written by Will Eno Directed by Jack Gogarty Don’t miss the opportunity to support these talented […]
Wishing all the best to the cast and crew of Faustus – That Damned Woman. Written by Chris Bush Directed by Sonnie Beckett . Don’t miss […]
‘Playlist’ Directed by Andrew Waldron Musical Direction by Mary McAdam Choreographers: Jess Henderson, Erica Lawrence, Richard Lessey, Lawrence Parsons, Katy Stredder, Jatie Tucker and Andrew Waldron. We […]
Congratulations to 2nd Year BA Hons Musical Theatre Student, Ben McGuinness, who has been awarded a Laurence Olivier Bursary 2023.
Rehearsal are in full swing! Our Summer Show is in two weeks!
BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award Runner Up2023 Congratulations to Italia Conti BA Acting third-year, Rosie Mellett who received the runners-up award – and will be cast as a […]
BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award Winner 2023 Carleton Hobbs bursary has been awarded to: KITTY O’SULLIVAN Congratulations to Italia Conti BA Acting third-yearKitty O’Sullivan who will be joining […]
Congratulations to Italia Conti BA Acting second-year, Niamh Mannix, who collected her Lillian Baylis Award at the Old Vic. More information: https://rvhf.org/lilian-baylis-awards/