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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a World Top Ten institution for performing arts education.

(QS World Rankings 2024)

“One of the top performing arts institutions in the world”  The Sunday Times, May 2024

Established in 1847, RCS is a dynamic international community of artists. Here you’ll develop your craft, create new work, and collaborate across art forms in one of the finest multi-disciplinary environments in the world.

Be part of a diverse centre of creativity with outstanding teaching, purpose-built facilities, and active partnerships with all of Scotland’s national performing arts companies.

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Be part of Scotland’s national conservatoire and one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions. You’ll be made to feel part of our inclusive and diverse environment from the very beginning of your studies.

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Off Kilter Festival
A young woman in an evening dress looking up and right to an off screen light source.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presents

Off Kilter Festival

Sweet Charity
Musical Theatre

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sweet Charity

featuring classic numbers such as Big Spender and The Rhythm of Life.

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