Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a national and international centre of excellence for performing arts education.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a national and international centre of excellence for performing arts education.

Building on their roots in 1847 as a national academy of music, they are now one of the world’s most multi-disciplinary conservatoires, offering specialised and intensive teaching in dance, drama, music, production and screen.

Located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is the nation’s busiest performing arts centre with more than 500 public performances taking place across six professional venues each year. They welcome over 40,000 members of the public every academic year, to watch talented and passionate students perform on stage.

Based in the centre of Glasgow, the RCS have occupied their home at Renfrew Street, just behind Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street since 1987. a In 2011 RCS expanded their facilities and opened the state of  the art dance, production and ensemble rehearsal studios, The Wallace Studios.

The Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks was designed by award-winning Malcolm Fraser Architects to provide teaching and learning space for their Modern Ballet, Production Arts and Musical Theatre students.

Just ten minutes walk away from the building at Renfrew Street, the premises house four large high-specification dance and musical theatre rehearsal studios which are also available to hire to appropriate groups. There are also extensive design, set and wardrobe construction studios including a full size paint frame.

This development puts the Royal Conservatoire at the heart of an ambitious urban regeneration programme supported by Glasgow City Council. It is a cornerstone in the creation of a hub of artistic activity in this part of the city, with partners Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland directly adjacent.

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