The Building

LAMDA's award-winning £28.2 million redevelopment opened in 2017 in Baron's Court South West London, the former home of The Royal Ballet School. 

The building is a hive of activity, students from our courses train 9am - 6pm every weekday, and outside of these times the general public and industry guests enjoy performances, we welcome schools for workshops and host LAMDA London Public Exams.

The students also benefit from a Library filled with ever-changing new works, plays and thought-provoking critical texts that reflect the curriculum. Students also have access to online journal directories to assist with their dissertations, research and academic assignments.

You'll notice the affectionately known room 'Hogwarts' in the tour below, choral singing and music often take place in this grand looking rehearsal room. Find out more about the theatre and studio spaces below.

360 Virtual Tour

Step inside LAMDA with this interactive virtual tour and explore the theatre spaces, technical workshops and rehearsal rooms used by our students.


The theatre spaces and cafe bar areas play host to productions throughout the school year. The students and staff also benefit from the cafe/bars outside of class time. Industry guests, friends and family and the general public are regularly invited to watch performances in person or via livestreams.

The Sainsbury Theatre, built in 2017 is a proscenium arch theatre seating 220 with full height fly tower.

The Carne Studio Theatre and Linbury Theatre are black box studio theatres, which provide flexible and accessible performance spaces. They seat 120 and 90 and are both based on the ground floor of the building.


LAMDA has 16 rehearsal studios available, with the largest being 216 square metres. The studios are state-of-the-art, light, bright spaces with high ceilings. The large studios reflect the exact stage size of the theatre spaces below, making them versatile and useful spaces for our students to rehearse in, and a true reflection of the theatres they will perform in. There are three dance studios with mirrored walls and ballet barres, and 13 of the studios are equipped with sprung vinyl flooring suitable for dance, movement and stage combat.

We have recording and film equipment and an audio studio for voice overs, short films, self-created work and digital showcase scenes.

Interested in hiring a space? Find out more