About the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Glasgow
A national centre for excellence in performance arts
Highly vocational training
First and foremost, our students train to achieve excellence in every way in their chosen specialism. But they are also exposed to a rich variety of influences, approaches and attitudes, from one another and through the wealth of experiences we ensure they encounter at the Conservatoire. They can form their own unique identity as rounded, reflective artists. Our new artists are being prepared to become a dynamic part of the creative communities they join.
Our facilities - amongst the best in Europe
We have recently invested £8.5M in the development of superb new facilities at Speirs Locks Studios and in the refurbishment of our Renfrew Street Campus. We believe our facilities our now the best in Europe. They include six professional performance venues; a high ratio of practice rooms per student; three recording studios; percussion studios; professional stage technology; four bespoke dance studios; new studios for technical, design, scenic art, set-building and costume design and construction. All these are backed up by the latest IT and digital technologies.
Our location in Scotland’s artistic heart
Scotland has a dynamic arts heritage and Glasgow is known as a capital of culture. It’s home to
many of the performance professions - and many are located immediately around us. The city is very ‘
student friendly’ with a large student population of 80,000. Excellent transport links makes it
easy to reach most of the European capitals by plane or train.
“One of the things I loved not only about the Royal Conservatoire but Scotland and, specifically Glasgow, was this human grit that I’ve never found in any other place I’ve ever been - this real sort of existential beauty in very difficult things to look at… a stark gorgeous aesthetic that I think really challenged my boundaries about what I considered to be palatable".
Alexandra Silber, Actor and Musical Theatre performer