3-Month Professional Course in Musical Theatre


For Professional and Semi-Professional Performers. Taught in Hamburg (and London mid-course)

Course Overview


ICMT Graduate, Gonzalo Campos as Aladdin in Aladdin

Are you someone who constantly auditions, gets close, but then you don’t book the job? There is probably a good reason.

This three -month professional course in musical theatre has been specially designed by professionals for professionals like you. Our programme will quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses to improve your success rate in this highly competitive industry.

The ICMT has worked closely with Casting Directors from the Industry to identify their needs. This course will polish the performers' skillset resulting in a higher success rate during castings.

The course takes place in Germany, home of the world’s third largest Musical Theatre Industry and will run out of the famous state-of-the-art studios at Stage Entertainment in Hamburg, which regularly casts and produces musicals all over Germany.

ICMT graduates are already employed in the German productions ‘Aladdin’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Hamilton’, and ‘Starlight Express’, proving their training works and so do their graduates.

This course is headed up by West-End Actor and Director, Kenneth Avery-Clark, and you will receive expert advice and training from Industry professionals from both Hamburg and London to help you make that leap.

Apart from daily dance, vocal and acting masterclasses, we offer one-to-one attention to work on the specific needs of the performer. At the end of the course, students will audition for Casting Directors in Hamburg.

Acceptance is by audition only and the first round is by video. Our team from London and Hamburg will review each video to find suitable candidates who will benefit from the course.


  • Audition technique: We will provide you with in-depth training on audition techniques, including how to choose and prepare appropriate audition material, how to make a lasting impression in the audition room, and how to navigate callbacks and follow-up interviews.
  • Faculty: Our faculty in Hamburg will include top industry professionals from both the UK and Germany.
  • Vocal coaching in a variety of styles: Our world-class vocal coaches will work with you to further develop your singing voice specific to your needs.
  • Acting: Whether it be through script, song, or dance, acting is key. You'll receive instruction on interpreting and portraying characters and how to make character choices quickly in auditions and recalls.
  • Personalised coaching to increase audition success: Our faculty will identify your weaknesses and develop strategies to improve on them.
  • Showcase and Networking: We will put you in front of key casting professionals at the end of your course.
  • London: You will spend a week in London mid-course to train with additional West End professionals to give you another angle on how to improve overall.

Key Details

Awarding Institution
Monday to Friday
Start date
September and February intakes
ICMT Graduate, Max Rizzo as Rusty in Starlight Express
ICMT Graduate, Sophia Caselli as Princess Fiona in Shrek
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Course information

To be accepted on our musical theatre courses, students must audition first. If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@theicmt.com.


You will need to prepare 2 contrasting songs of your choice (1 ideally musical theatre). You should bring sheet music with you to the audition, and each song should last no longer than 2 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: acting-through-song, range, tone, interpretation, technique and musicality.


You will need to prepare a monologue of your choice that is no longer than 3 minutes.
The panel will take into consideration: truth, text connection and understanding, characterisation, vocal clarity, projection, and presentation.


You will take part in a group jazz class led by a member of our faculty. You will learn a routine and work through techniques to demonstrate technique, musicality, spatial awareness, timing, style, and presentation.

If you are auditioning via video, you will be given a link to a dance routine to learn. There is a routine for beginner/intermediate levels and another routine for advanced levels.


Applicants will undergo a short interview with a senior member of the ICMT team. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to tell us why you would make a great ICMT student.

Acceptance is by audition only and the first round is by video. Our team from London and Hamburg will review each video to find suitable candidates for the course.

Audition Requirements
- An introduction of yourself (in English).
- 2 contrasting songs (roughly 32 bar cuts).
- A monologue of your own choice (one minute or less).
- A short dance routine (can be of a performance but clearly identified)

Recalls will be held at Stage Entertainment Studios in Hamburg. All participants must attend in person and undergo an interview in English. In exceptional cases, some auditionees may be offered a place after the video round.  

Tuition Fees 2023/2024


  • All training costs in Hamburg and London.
  • Weekly private singing lessons.
  • Return flights to London.

Additional Costs

  • Dancewear (a list will be provided).
  • Accommodation.

What you will study


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Frequently asked questions

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