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.

Our Family- Student Welfare

Here at D&B School of Performing Arts we are passionate about every student. Our selective intake, combined with our excellent pastoral care, gives our performing arts school a real ‘family’ atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on providing a well rounded education for students wishing to pursue a professional career in the performing arts. Our Diploma in Musical Theatre is more than an education in the three pillars of singing, dance and acting. We take the time to nurture imaginative, confident artists, for a bright future in the performing arts.

  • Pastoral care

    Students have access to continual pastoral care and receive individual tutorials three times a year with the school principals. Our ethos ensures that all students and teachers are treated with respect and care. A team of dedicated staff work alongside student representatives to closely monitor the well-being of all of the students.

    The school’s ‘open door’ policy allows students to fully communicate with their peers and staff and they are encouraged to express and discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing. The school also has information on a range of specialist agencies involved with the care and welfare of young people.

  • Medical

    All students must register with their own general medical practitioner near to their place of London residence for the treatment of everyday health problems. We provide training in regards to injury prevention and employ dedicated and caring staff. We hold a weekly injury triage with our anatomy specialist Stephanie De’Ath (MSc in Dance Science) who advises students on exercises to aid recovery as well as devising a treatment plan with external physiotherapists, doctors and osteopaths if required.

    We are extremely proud to be offering a pioneering healthcare plan for our students in conjunction with OneDanceUK which allows them to seek private physiotherapy treatment as well as osteophathy, mental health practitioners and a wide range of dance specific care. This healthcare plan is at a heavily subsidised rate and we are so pleased to be able to offer this to our students and staff.

    Specialist services

    There is a specialist NHS physiotherapist service specifically for dancers and we can give the students details of this clinic should they wish to attend. Students would need to ask their GP for a referral and this service is free on the NHS. Sometimes there can be a wait for services like this on the NHS, so students are strongly advised to take out private medical insurance to speed up treatment should they find they need it.

    We also have a qualified sports injury masseuse on the faculty who can offer heavily discounted sports massage here at the studios on an appointment basis.


    Students and parents are reminded that the fees for all specialist treatments are their responsibility.

  • Accommodation

    Finding the right accommodation is of vital importance for any student. Whilst we offer every assistance to students by putting them in touch with other students who have rooms to rent, or are looking for housemates, host families and local estate agents, it is the responsibility of parents and students to find their own accommodation.

    We will continue to offer advice and support to all students in regards to their living arrangements throughout their training.

  • Local amenities and transport links

    We are fortunate to be located in Greater London, close enough to commute quickly to theatres and auditions, but far enough out for students to find more affordable housing. We are only a short train ride from the centre of the West End and regularly organise low-cost theatre trips with our teacher-led ‘Skint Club’.

    Oyster Cards

    If you use public transport to commute to our School of Performing Arts, you may want to apply for a student Oyster Card. It saves you 30% on travel cards and bus passes, and can also be used as a normal Oyster card. A normal Oyster card costs £2 and is much easier and cheaper to get if you’re a frequent user of the tubes or buses.

  • Policies

    Copies of the D&B School of Performing Arts policies are available to successful full-time course candidates. To see a copy of our access, disability, equal opportunities and safeguarding statements, please click here.

Check out our mini-vlogs to give you an idea of life at the College!

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  • Living The Dream: Rory

    Performing Arts news, Vlogs

    Living The Dream: Rory

    Here's Rory talking about how D&B prepared him for a career in the Performing Arts in shows including Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Club Tropicana

  • Living The Dream: Sydnie

    Agency news, Performing Arts news, Vlogs

    Living The Dream: Sydnie

    Sydnie has been very busy since she graduated the College in shows including Grease, Lazarus and now STARLIGHT EXPRESS!

  • Students In Action: Ciara

    Performing Arts news

    Students In Action: Ciara

    A section from our 2019 showcase featuring choreography by Kirsten Wheeler!

Join the Family

“"There's no place like it. Where you feel completely accepted, and the whole faculty work together to help each individual achieve their dreams"”

Durone Stokes | Graduate- Dreamgirls Original West End Cast (CC White)

“"When I arrived at D&B I had never danced before. I was fortunate to have the most incredible teachers who pushed me and gave me opportunities to test my skills every step of the way. Without the overwhelming support and guidance I got from D&B, I wouldn't be where I am now"”

Rory Phelan | Graduate- Saturday Night Fever UK Tour (Tony Manero), Mamma Mia West End, Grease UK Tour, Club Tropicana UK Tour

“"The care that Donna and Bonnie give to every pupil is second to none and what they did for me as a youngster was priceless. I'm so excited to be able to support a student through their training with the help of the Marvin Humes Scholarship."”

Marvin Humes | Patron

“"I loved the focused attention and care that I was given by my tutors. I always felt totally supported throughout my time at the college and since graduating."”

Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli | Graduate- Tina the Musical West End, Motown West End, West Side Story RSC

“"The training and support I got from D&B helped me to get where I am today. I'm so thankful for the opportunities that they gave me."”

Jacqueline Jossa | Graduate- EastEnders, NTA Award Winner

“"D&B provided me with every tool I needed to pursue a career in the West End."”

Justin Thomas | Graduate- Aladdin West End, Wicked West End (Fiyero), Mamma Mia World Tour (Sky). Dirty Dancing UK Tour