Theatrical Education Services Ltd, trading as London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) Registered Charity Number: 1166152 Incorporated in England, Number 03293892 Registered Address: LSMT, 83 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN

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London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) offers a one year, full-time course, designed for those who wish to realise their full potential as musical theatre performers.

We are widely recognised as unique in our approach, and our ethos is to create the environment of a professional company in rehearsal rather than that of an educational institution. LSMT offer only the one course, that has been refined and developed over more than twenty-four years, and has a proven track record of success.

An exclusive number of entrants, between the age of 18 and 35, are accepted each year. We appreciate that each student has different needs, and with a more personal approach, aim to treat each person as a unique individual. The emphasis of the course is on the development of the singing voice as the expressive tool for acting through song, providing a programme of intensive vocational training, within a carefully structured curriculum.

A core principle of the school is that the teaching is by people actively working in the industry. This has ensured that our graduates leave as professionals, well versed in the demands and expectations of the business and able to sustain long and fruitful careers. Our teaching faculty encompasses a core team of staff that stay with the students throughout their year, augmented by relevant visitors including highly regarded and experienced directors, choreographers and musical directors.

LSMT recognises that for many mature students with previous training or experience, a three-year course is unnecessary and that with an intensive and focused approach within the right environment, talented individuals can become highly employable within a year.




In an increasingly competitive industry the success of a vocational course must be measured by the employment record of its graduates.


Recent notable West End credits include: Melissa Jacques as Margaret in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Emma Hatton as Elphaba in Wicked and Eva Peron in Evita, Sophie Isaacs as Heather McNamara in Heathers, Adam Bayjou as the alternate Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Rosa O’Reilly playing Nessarose in Wicked, and Jacqueline Tate as Madame Thenadier in Les Miserables. 


We have graduates in the London productions of Les Miserables, Wicked, The Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia,The Lion King, Only Fools and Horses, and in the upcoming Leopaldstat and Prince of Egypt.


In UK Tours we are well represented: Holly Anne Hull is Christine In The Phantom of The Opera, Adam Strong is playing Kashoggi in We Will Rock You and Robbie Scotcher is Narrator in Blood Brothers. We also have graduates as cast members in Saturday Night Fever, The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of The Opera, Avenue Q, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Lady Vanishes, Six, The King and I, and Les Miserables. Natasha Lewis is in Stratford with the RSC in The Boy in The Dress.


International credits include Felicitas Bauer cast in the upcoming Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in Hamburg, Matthew Facchino as Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Frankfurt and Munich) and Josh Crossley playing Brian Epstein in the Italian Tour of Yellow Submarine. Steven Dalziel is Horace Hardwick in Top Hat aboard The Queen Elizabeth for Cunard, Ashleigh Jones is Tanya and Ross Harmon is Sky in Mamma Mia, Cara Dudgeon plays Sandy in Grease, and Bethany Macdonald is Annette in Saturday Night Fever all for Royal Caribbean, and Parry St James is Don and Ben Terry is 1st cover Lola in Kinky Boots for Norwegian Cruise Lines. 


In other areas of the industry, Danny Walters is the recipient of Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards (2018) for his portrayal of Keanu Taylor in Eastenders, Luke Newton is Colin Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton, Nancy Sullivan recently appeared with Ricky Gervais in Afterlife (Netflix) and as Pam Sharp in Call The Midwife (BBC), and Olivia Chenery portrayed Beth Roscoe in Silent Witness -Two Spirits (BBC) and Isla Fairfield in Endeavour (ITV). 


At LSMT we ensure that students are given the best opportunity to succeed by arranging private auditions with a selection of top agents, in order to secure representation. The agents are able to select which material  they hear from each student’s portfolio, as well as have the invaluable opportunity of meeting the person face to face. We have learned that this approach is far more effective than the usual showcase format.


During the final term, students are instructed in CV preparation, photographic sessions, self-employment tax status, and audition technique, to ensure they are well prepared for the Industry.



LSMT was founded by Glenn Lee in 1995 to cater for the growing demand in the industry for an intensive training in Musical Theatre for the mature student, and from the outset earned an enviable reputation for training of the highest calibre.

Originally housed at The Old Vic, the school was privileged to move to Her Majesty’s Theatre in January 1997 and to its long-term home in Borough Road from January 2000. In 2008 Producer, Adrian Jeckells, became the Principal and under his professional management the school has continued to flourish. LSMT was based at Price Studios in Clapham for the 2015 course, and following a full-building refurbishment returned to Borough Road in the late summer of 2016.


The central location of the school has always been a major benefit with many tutors being able to teach at LSMT during the day and then easily reach their work in the West End in the evening. In March 2016 the school became a charity, and is governed by a board with relevant experience.


The school is based in a historic Gothic building built in 1906, on Borough Road SE1, which is instantly recognisable, by its unusual castle-like appearance!


It has a main hall of over 1200 sq feet, a second studio for drama, and all the necessary additional facilities for Musical Theatre training.


The school is located in the vibrant artistic hub of Southwark. The area includes, The Old Vic, The Young Vic, The Globe, The Union Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse and The Menier Theatre, as well as The National Theatre of Great Britain and The Royal Festival Hall, all of which are within walking distance.


The West End of London is less than 10 minutes away by public transport, and the school is 10 minutes walk from either Waterloo Mainline or London Bridge Station. Elephant and Castle tube and Borough tube are 5 minutes walk away.


We are privileged to operate from such a central position.

A selection of some of our graduates and what they are up to:


Credits include: The Book of Mormon (UK tour), West Side Story (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), and Bartholdi in the 300th Anniversary Freemasonry Concert (Royal Albert Hall).


Credits Include: Isla Fairfield in Endeavour (ITV), Beth Roscoe in Silent Witness (BBC), Mary Queen of Scots in Virgin and Martyr (TVE), Witch in Penny Dreadful (Sky Atlantic), Daisy in My Best Friends Wedding (Sony Pictures), Alana in 10x10 (Unstoppable) and Soroya in Brotherhood (Lions Gate). 


Credits include: U/S Queen Toya/Yocheved in Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre), Mother in Broken Wings (Haymarket), Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt), Renee in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour) and Featured Vocalist in Michael Ball: Both Sides Now (UK tour and DVD).


Credits include: Alicia Johns in Malory Towers (UK Tour), Armelia in Ain't Misbehavin' (Southwark Playhouse), Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and Catherine of Aragon in Six (Arts Theatre).


Credits include: Kashoggi in We Will Rock You (UK tour), Rock of Ages (UK tour) and Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena tour).


Credits include: Johanna in Sweeney Todd (HMT Melbourne), Clara in The Light in the Piazza, Fiona in Brigadoon and Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Arts Centre Melbourne); Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (Athenaeum) and Broadway to La Scala (Australian Tour).


Credits Include: Donkey in Shrek (UK tour), Lamar/Miles in Elegies (Union Theatre), The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK tour), and Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack and Ray Charles in The Blues Brothers (Edinburgh Festival).


Credits include: Ann Pornick in Half a Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre), Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Spring Awakening (English Theatre, Frankfurt) and Titanic The Musical (UK Tour).


Credits Include:  Madame Théndardier in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre), Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Wyndham’s, Gielgud and UK Tours), South Pacific (Barbican and UK Tour) and The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s).


Credits include: UK Tour of Sunshine on Leith, Jersey Boys (International Tour),  Hair (Hope Mill Theatre), Legally Blonde (Kilworth House) and Joseph (UK Tour). 


Credits include: Rosemary Clooney in Tenderly (Wimbledon Theatre), Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (UK tour), Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Zorro (UK tour), Liesl in Sound of Music (London Palladium) and Narrator in Joseph (New London Theatre).


Credits include: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), The Life (English Theatre Frankfurt) and Avenue Q (Brookside Theatre).


Credits include: Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde (UK tour), Sweeney Todd (The London Coliseum), Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Cork Opera House) and Miss Lynch/1st Cover Jan in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre and Uk tour).


Credits include: understudy Madame Morrible and cast in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), La Rosa and ensemble in Sister Act (London Palladium), Kate in Girl's Night (UK tour) and Shelley in Checkout Girls (UK tour).


Credits Include: Alternate Donna in Mamma Mia! (UK tour),  Mrs. Davies and Marsha in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Dream Mam in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace).


Credits Include:  Colin Bridgerton in Bridgerton (Netflix), Billy in Lake Placid:Legacy, Ben in the Disney Channel series The Lodge,  and original London cast of Book of Mormon understudying Elder Price (Prince of Wales Theatre).


Credits include: Alternate Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard in Six (UK Tour), Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (UK tour), understudy Fiona in Shrek (UK tour) and understudy Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales/Novello Theatre).


Credits include: The Boy In The Dress (RSC), The Who's Tommy (UK tour), The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre). No. 1 UK tours of Our House, Buddy and South Pacific, and HMS Pinafore (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park).


Credits Include: Margaret in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre), Trish in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Spend, Spend, Spend (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK tour), The Full Monty (UK tour) and alternate Donna in the original cast of Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward).


Credits Include: Keanu Taylor in Eastenders (BBC) for which he is the recipient of a National Television Award for Best Newcomer (2018), series regular Tiger Dyke in Benidorm (ITV), Our World War (BBC) and Call the Midwife (BBC).


Credits Include: Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), understudying the role of Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), and Swing in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre).


Credits include: Grizabella in Cats (Kilworth House), Eva Peron in Evita (Phoenix Theatre), Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), understudy Meatloaf and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK tour).


Credits include: Rooster in Annie (UK tour), Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK tour),  Leo Bloom in the international tour of The Producers, Brad Majors and Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (West End & UK tour), Sir Galahad in Spamalot (UK tour) and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).


Credits Include: Narrator in Blood Brothers (UK Tour), understudying the 'Dads' in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along (Shaftesbury Theatre), Lord of the Rings (Drury Lane), Grease (UK tour) and Miss Saigon (UK tour).

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Credits Include: Christine in Phantom of The Opera (UK tour), Ensemble and cover Cosette in Les Miserables (International and West End), Gladys and cover Lola in Copacabana (UK Tour). Holly is a member of the band Remember Monday, which reached the quarter final stage on The Voice UK.


Credits include: Understudy Elphaba and Nessarose in Wicked (Apollo Victoria). Previous credits includes Lucille in The Clockmakerʼs Daughter (Cadogan Hall and The Landor Theatre) and Emily Tallentire in The Hired Man (Union Theatre).


Credits Include: Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre), Bystander and understudy Charles Guiteau & Giuseppe Zangara in Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory).  Adam is also an established member of The Opera Boys.


Credits include: Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Baddies (Unicorn Theatre), Lion King (International Tour), Rent (Greenwich Theatre), Parade (Southwark Playhouse) and The Human Comedy (Young Vic).


Credits include: Only Fools and Horses - The Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Previous credits include Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre) and Pacific Overtures (Union Theatre).


Credits include: Eponine in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Cruises) and Ragtime (Landor Theatre).


Credits Include Legally Blonde (UK Tour), understudying Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria) and Boeing Boeing (UK tour).


Credits Include: Britain's Got Talent-winning group Collabro. Since winning the show the boyband have released two best-selling albums, "Stars" and "Act Two", and continue sell-out tours across the country and around the world.


Credits include: Rosie in My Mother Said I Never Should (UK Tour), Alice in Wonderland and The Beggar’s Opera (Story House Rep, Chester), Tale of Two Cities (UK tour), Relative Values (Harold Pinter Theatre), Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre) and The Master Builder (Chichester Festival Theatre).


Credits Include: Mamma Mia (UK and International Tour), Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Stiles and Drewe's The Wind in the Willows, and A Christmas Carol.


Credits include: Edward II for Lazarus Theatre, STOMP! (Ambassadors Theatre), ensemble/Cover Gloria Jones in 20th Century Boy (UK tour), The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Hair (UK and European tour).


Credits include: Sister Act (UK tour), The Sword and the Stone (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Looserville (Union Theatre) and Carnaby Street (UK tour). Sandy is also a member of pop band RYDER.


Credits Include: Mimi in Rent (Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane), The World of Musicals (European Tour) and Principal Vocalist in Sweet Soul Music (Princess Cruises).