The MTA is widely acknowledged to be a ground-breaking, innovative college. Running the UK’s original fast track programme for Musical Theatre (stage & screen) getting you industry-ready in 2 years, rather than the traditional 3 years.
Entry to The MTA is by audition – no qualifications are necessary just an overwhelming desire to work as a performer, a strength in 2 disciplines, and the ability to be taught the 3rd.
With more public performances than any other UK course, if you have a dream, the ambition and the drive to work as a performer, then The MTA is for you, because everyone here feels the same way. There are no career teachers at The MTA, only top working professionals who want to teach the next generation of performers. They can, and as you can see from our stats do, give you the skills to realise your potential.
Our graduates have been seen in shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables, Book of Mormon, Bat Out Of Hell, Hairspray, The Grinning Man, The Band, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Half A Sixpence, Sister Act, Rocky Horror Show, Six, working for companies such as the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Cameron Mackintosh, Really Useful Group, for major cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Aida, on the big screen in films such as Mamma Mia 2, Emma, on the small screen in TV programmes including Dixi, Holby City, Call The Midwife. From The Blue Man Group over in New York to the Avenue Q UK tour, we are proud to create careers
Annemarie Lewis Thomas
The Stage Awards
The MTA is the only college to have won The Stage Newspaper’s “School of the Year Award” twice.
In 2012 the citation named us as a “. . . new force in drama training” for our innovative fast track programme
In 2017 the citation commended our industry wide #time4change Mental Health Charter for Performing Arts, recognising it to have opened up a conversation around mental health. It also acknowledged the success of our graduates in major productions.