Founded in 1886 and owned by the City of London, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama takes its name from the Corporation's historic headquarters, despite never being based there.Rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014, the quality of talent and technical skill it produces is world class. Tickets for performances are often in high demand.Since 1977 the school has been located in the Barbican Complex. It boasts of a 308-seat drama and opera theatre, concert hall, recital hall and a small studio theatre. Productions also often take place in off-site venues so be sure to get the details on where you are going.
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