Contemporary Musical Theatre

Being a musical theatre performer today means you need to be much more than a triple threat; you need a skill set that makes you unique. You also need a direct and extensive network and an innate understanding of the industry you will be working in.

Alongside classic high-end musical theatre training, we offer a program that develops other skills essential to a musical theatre performer in order to broaden work opportunities and connections.

ICTheatre boasts a stellar network of industry professionals who are directly connected to the industry our graduates will be stepping into.

With a toolbox of freshly developed current industry skills, you will be the most versatile, employable version of yourself and open to a long career as a new-age contemporary musical theatre performer. The course includes:

  • High-end industry-standard acting dance and vocal training
  • Physical and contemporary theatre practice, puppetry and circus skills
  • TV and film techniques in conjunction with Screen and Film School
  • Programmes taught and devised by our network of West End performers, producers, directors and choreographers
  • Incredible personal and professional development program
ICTheatre musical theatre students on stage performance for the Little Prince singing ensemble.

What to expect

ICTheatre performing arts student with black eye paint

Musicals produced today make demands on performers like never before. Yes, you need the techniques that will equip you to perform at a high level as dancers and singers, but if you can also be proficient in aerial skills, puppetry, multimedia and camera work, you stand a better chance of being employed.

If you are a strong actor, able to approach choreography, able to take initiative, understand contemporary scores, have a knowledge of music theory, you will stand a better chance of being employed.

If you can work in immersive theatre, applied theatre, site-specific theatre, cabaret, you stand a better chance of being employed. If you are mentally resilient and focused you stand a better chance of being employed. This pathway equips you with the tools.

The aim of this route is to ensure that students are technically proficient in dance, acting and singing, equipping them to work at the level expected in the field of musical theatre. This route addresses both the traditions of the art form as well as encourages students to challenge convention.

Musical Theatre has developed over the years. Performers are expected to be able to adapt to a range of styles and challenges; graduates of this route will be confident that they can respond to the diverse demands of the industry secure in their knowledge and expertise. The Musical Theatre route will also focus on entrepreneurship, creative identity and individuality.

Pippin, ICTheatre Brighton, 2023
Into the Woods, ICTheatre Manchester, 2023
Sweet Charity, ICTheatre, 2023



We believe that developing your industry connections is a key component to a successful career in the creative arts. ICTheatre offers a wide range of Masterclasses with performers and industry experts.

The likes of Dominic Keavey (TV Director), Layton Williams (West End Performer) and Natalie Weiss (Vocalist) have given our Training Professionals advice and career tips that you won’t find in any textbook.

Learn from the best in the industry


Choose a course

Our courses are aimed at presenting the industry with individuals who are not only talented and professionally trained, but also well-equipped, both physically and mentally, to face the inevitable challenges they’ll encounter as they break into the business.

Our student stories


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Your lecturers

Our expert lecturers will provide you with essential insider tips and exclusive knowledge that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their role to help you step into the performing arts industry with confidence.

Meet your lecturers



Any questions?

For more information on our Contemporary Musical Theatre pathway or if you have any questions about how to apply to ICTheatre, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email


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