Our Industry Connections

A benefit of many undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Central is the opportunity to participate in workplace learning by undertaking an industry placement. All our courses have close connections with theatre, performance, film, television or other relevant professional contexts.

Performance at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Industry connections for all students are at the heart of Central's mission and our one-to-one, bespoke approach sets us apart from other higher education or theatre training establishments.

There are a wide variety of placements undertaken by students at Central with a constantly expanding number of partnership organisations. An added benefit of these placements is that students graduate from Central with a broad network of industry contacts, making them better placed to advance their careers.

Courses not involving placements benefit from our extensive roster of visiting professionals, who teach specialist skills and lead or work alongside students on creative projects. Where appropriate leading agents and casting directors attend student productions and showcase events.

Past National and International Placement Hosts


1st Framework 240 project 47/49 Tanner Street
Access All Areas Adam Spiegel Productions Afghan Association Paiwand
ALRA Ambersphere Apples and Honey Nursery
Arcola Theatre Artburst Arts Depot
Arts Ed Battersea Arts Centre Beckmead School
BFI Blue Elephant Body & Soul
Body Gossip Box Clever Theatre Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Bristol Uk Ltd Camden Peoples Theatre Capital Scenery
Cardboard Citizens Central St Martin’s Cherry Orchard Day Centre
Chichester Festival City Lit Cleanbreak
Clod Ensemble Company of Angels Company One Theatre
CoolTan Arts Corali Defibrillator
Drama Centre East 15 Acting School ELCA National Youth Gathering
Emergency Exit Arts English National Opera English Touring Theatre
Equinox Care Gary Beestone Ltd Gendered Intelligence
Generation Arts Global Generation Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre
Group 64 - Theatre for Young People Hackney Empire Hackney Shed
Half Moon Young People's Theatre Headlong Highgate Centre
Highgate Youth Theatre Hot House Illusion Design and Construct
Immediate Theatre In road production Ingi Bekk - Video Designer
Insley & Nash Intrepid Theatre Islington Community Theatre
Italia Conti Jacksons Lane Kali Theatre Company
Kimatica studio LAMBCO Lighting Lambeth Dramatherapy Service
Lewisham Youth Theatre Light Night Canning Town Little Angel Theatre
Little Fish Theatre London Bubble London Metropolitan University
Lyric Theatre Magic Me Makhampom Foundation
Markfield Melancholy Star Merlin Magic Making
Mind in Camden Mobius Industries Moorcroft School
National Theatre National Youth Theatre New Diorama Theatre
NHS Forensics/ The John Howard Centre North Westminster Drug & Alcohol Service Olive Branch
Outside Edge Ovalhouse Oxford Playhouse
Panic Lab Parrot {in the} Tank Performance Preparation Academy
Petersham Road Pinewood Creative Pinewood Studios
Priory Hospital North London Proper Productions Puppets With Guts
RADA Raines Foundation School Raymond Gubbay The Royal Albert Hall
Real Drama Rewrite Rocket Scenery
Rose Bruford Royal Academy Opera Royal Court Theatre Royal Opera House
Royal Shakespeare Company Russell Beck Studio RWCMD
Sarah Bartley Scene & Heard Scott Fleary Productions
Shakespeare’s Globe Shepperton Studios SMART Projects
Southbank Centre Spid Theatre St. Christopher's Hospice
Stratford Circus Studio Film School Sunny Afternoon
Superbien Synergy Telsey and Company
Tender The Bethlem Royal Hospital The Conran Shop
The Freezer Theatre The Producers UK tour The Roundhouse
The Royal Court Theatre The Young Vic Theater an der Wien
Theatre 503 Theatre Royal Stratford East Theatre-Rites
Tom Price ltd Tricycle Theatre Unlock Drama
Utopium London Wac Arts College Watford Palace Theatre
WhiteLight LTD Wilkinson Live YCT Young Concern Trust