A Proven Track Record

Our graduate destinations are outstanding, and with our incredible industry links, our graduates can be seen in featured roles on stage and screen across the globe.

A Showcase for All

All of our students are given the opportunity to perform in the showcase- there is no double or triple casting. Our students are all in the spotlight!

Join the Family

Our students are known by name, not number, right from their very first audition. Every student is important to us and all of our staff.

Fulfil Your Potential

We strongly believe that professional on-set and stage experience is a huge benefit to our students and gives them a competitive edge to their training. We will actively look for opportunities for our students whilst they train.

Accessible to All

Our fees are hugely competitive, and we believe in keeping them that way so that our students are not saddled with debt when they graduate. Adding to that, we welcome every student to audition for our generous scholarships and bursaries.

Performing Arts

Since establishing D&B School of Performing Arts in 2000, we have had the pleasure of nurturing many students through our three year diploma course and into professional work.

Our exciting performing arts school offers a balanced curriculum of professional training to students from the UK and abroad. We cover every aspect of training needed to develop well balanced, versatile triple-threat performers.

With a selected intake every year, our students benefit from intensive training from a dynamic and professional faculty. The small intake enables us to truly nurture our students’ strengths and weaknesses, and ensures that every individual will develop their skills in a safe and happy environment.

The D&B Diploma in Musical Theatre is endorsed by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. We are also uniquely placed to offer ample professional opportunities to our students through our extensive industry links and highly acclaimed acting agency, D&B Management.

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    Students In Action!

    Here's a clip of the 2018 grad show with choreography by Simon Hardwick

  • Students In Action!

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    Students In Action!

    Here's a clip of the 2017 grad show with choreography by Matt Flint

  • Summer Newsletter 2018

    Agency news, Performing Arts news, Theatre School news

    Summer Newsletter 2018

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Fulfill Your Potential

“"I was lucky enough to work with Qdos Pantomimes playing Snow White in my 1st year. It was just a small insight into the industry and inspired me to come back to college and work harder than ever!"”

Hollie Swain | 2nd Year

“"Between accepting my place and starting at the College I was lucky enough to be cast in Grantchester for ITV. I couldn't believe I was working professionally before I'd even started my full time training!"”

Ronnie Law | 1st Year

“"Getting the oppurtunity to audition while training at D&B put me ahead of the game! I learnt so much on the job and the contacts I made on those jobs such as Cradle to Grave for the BBC and Call the Midwife for ITV still help me now. Where else not only lets you, but encourages you to get your face out there before you graduate?!”

Luke Higgins | Graduate- Call the Midwife, Cradle to Grave, Numerous national TV commercials

“For 2 years now I have had the opportunity to film on the EastEnders set for the Children In Need special, choreographed by Matt Flint who is our showcase director. It was an amazing experience that I wouldn't have had if I hadn't been training at D&B. In my 3rd year I've already had auditions for Hamilton and Wicked!"”

Chanel Rennie | 3rd Year