Welcome to the Junior Conservatoire

Perform, act, sing, direct, devise, compose, dance, film and design… access specialist training across the performing and production arts from world-class teachers and visiting artists who are leaders in their particular field.

The Junior Conservatoire of Drama, Dance, Production, and Film is open to young people ages 11-18 and access to our unique training is provided through audition. Auditioning gives us the opportunity to see your potential but also to learn more about the artist you would like to be.

Our Programmes


Young people who attend the Junior Conservatoire of Drama, Dance, Production and Film can expect a fun, inspiring and challenging curriculum, led by experienced experts from their specialist fields.

They will receive masterclasses from professionals, attend performances and have opportunities to perform, collaborate and meet like-minded peers.

You can find out more about the programmes we offer by selecting a discipline below.


The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Conservatoire provides you with the opportunity to collaborate with peers across the disciplines and create new, interdisciplinary work. Our curriculum is built around the ethos of collaboration in performance. Here, all students work together to learn new skills and create truly memorable and unique performances.

Curiouser and Curiouser

Inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland, students from across Junior Conservatoire programmes of Drama, Dance, Production and Film presented a collaborative piece of theatre, creating a modern version of the story. Students went on a magical journey exploring the themes of friendship, loss, and celebration.

Man Covets Bird

In this performance piece, Acting Level 1 are combining their Voice, Movement and Performance skills to share a story of growth, discovery, and connection. Through their Ensemble Performance module, the group have explored the concept of ‘one storyteller, multiple voices’ to seek cohesion in the collaborative delivery of this gentle and playful storytelling production.

Somewhere in my Memory

A fun, feel-good winter show including some of our favourite Christmas characters, songs, dances, scenes, and films from throughout the years. Performed by Junior Conservatoire students from Acting, Musical Theatre, Film, Young Ballet Company, Contemporary Youth Dance Company and supported by the Junior Conservatoire Production students.

Spring Dance Masterclasses

We are thrilled to announce the Spring Dance Masterclasses running throughout 11-14 April.

Work with professional dancers from Scottish Ballet, The Royal Ballet School, and the hip hop inspired ground-breaking storytellers, ZooNation. Learn choreography from the lead professional cast members of West End and Broadway musicals, and work on your core strength and flexibility at the Pilates and Yoga classes tailored to dancers.

Find out more and book your place now on our dedicated masterclasses page!

Financial Support

Financial Support

We want to make the performing arts as accessible as possible.

Anyone who faces financial barriers to participate in the Junior Conservatoire can apply at any time, whether at acceptance to a course or during the course, for a bursary or scholarship.

Please take the time to refer to this bursary and scholarship criteria.

For anyone who requires a bursary or scholarship please email JuniorsDDPF@rcs.ac.uk and you will be sent an application form.

We will try to support as many students as possible to attend the Junior Conservatoire training and therefore may not be able to cover full student fees.

These funds are currently supported by the generosity of individuals and charitable trusts including:

  • James McAvoy Drama Scholarship
  • Agnes Allan Bursary
  • Bill and Margaret Nicol


Audition Information

Entry to the Junior Conservatoire is through audition and interview only. 

We aim to keep them informal as possible. This is also an opportunity to find out more about studying at the Junior Conservatoire and if it is right for you. 

If you would like to speak to a member of team before application, please email: 



Contact Us


If you’d like to speak to a member of the Junior Conservatoire DDPF team, you can contact us on:



A Campus Built For The Performing Arts

Our Junior Conservatoire students are nurtured and empowered to be the best they can be in a vibrant, happy and encouraging environment where supporting young people is at the heart of everything we do.

Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. You’ll be able to see our rehearsal and practice rooms, professional performance venues, production workshops, editing suite, ballet studios and more.