Life at Central

On this page you can find information on how to find us, UK and international auditions and interviews, how we support your learning and student experience, accommodation, fees and funding, how to apply, Students' Union and more.

Why Choose Central

Why Choose Central

At Central we put your future career at the heart of everything we do, and when you leave, you’ll be a specialist in your subject – with the preparation you’ll need to get work in a fast-moving performing arts industry.

Meeting Us

Meeting us at open days, auditions and interviews

You can meet us in a number of ways - every year we hold open days dedicated to specific subjects and levels of study, plus auditions and interviews in the UK, USA, South America, Australia and Singapore.

Learning at Central

Learning at Central

Whether you come to train or to study at Central you will be part of a distinctively energetic learning environment, where the practical intensity of conservatoire training and the innovation and enquiry of a university meet.

Teaching at Central

Teaching at Central: Central aims to train and educate its students to high levels of ability, through specialist courses

Central aims to train and educate its students to high levels of ability, through specialist courses that prepare them to shape the theatre and performance of tomorrow.

Student Support

Student Support

Our students are at the heart of everything that we do at Central, and independent research says they're satisfied with their student experience. Student support at Central is provided by the Student Advice Service and the Learning Centre.

Students' Union

Central's Students' Union

Central’s Students’ Union aims to bring students together to form a vibrant community and to represent the student voice.


Image of London houses: accommodation at Central

However you choose to organise your accommodation, Central’s Student Advice Service can point you in the right direction every step of the way.

Fees & Funding

Fees and Funding information at Central

In this section you can find information on tuition fees, student loans, scholarships, bursaries and help on managing your finances.

Term Dates

Start and end of term dates for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the current and forthcoming years.