EU Bespoke Musical Theatre Course

London & Hamburg

Opening the door for Europeans to study professional musical theatre training

Course Overview

The EU Bespoke 1 Year Course was developed for citizens of the European Union as a result of Brexit. They allow you to split your yearly training at the ICMT between London and Hamburg.

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Our intensive Musical Theatre Courses are fast-paced programs designed to get you ready to go into the business as a working performer at the of your time with us. We specialise in providing world-class, practical-based musical theatre training in a positive and constructive environment. The courses are lead by working industry professionals and are designed to push you to your maximum potential in a safe and positive environment.

As part of the course, you will train in London from September to February where you will work with West End professionals and get that all-important London training on your CV. You will then spend the rest of your time training in Hamburg, where you will continue to work on the European component of the programme. In addition, you will receive a weeks’ training at our New York City campus, where you will train with Broadway professionals (one-year course, or the second year of the two-year course).

These courses are designed for those with a strong foundation in musical theatre and are ideal for those who intend to enter the profession upon completion.

Please note: This course is open to non-EU citizens as well.


Since Brexit, EU citizens cannot work in the UK; however, Germany has the third largest musical theatre industry next to New York and London.

The courses to prepare you to work Internationally with an emphasis on auditioning and working in Germany. Current productions in Germany include Starlight Express, Tina, Lion King, Aladdin, Mamma Mia, Pretty Woman and many more. We currently have three European alumni working in productions in Germany.

You don’t need to learn to speak German (or Italian for that matter, as we train in English at all locations); you just need to be able to audition in German and have good pronunciation following your training. If you speak German it’s a bonus!

Key Details

Awarding Institution
London & Hamburg
1 Year
Monday to Friday
Start date
ICMT Graduate, Max Rizzo as Rusty in Starlight Express
ICMT Graduate, Sophia Caselli as Princess Fiona in Shrek
Arianna Galletti
ICMT Alumni
Arianna Galletti

"At the ICMT I got to train with amazing teachers currently active in the West End, Broadway and on screen, who bring their experience and professionalism with passion and dedication every day. And, what’s even more important is the genuine care they have for each student, which creates a positive and safe learning environment.

The course is well structured and gave me a realistic view of how the industry works. I would definitely recommend this experience!"

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


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

£16,500 per year.

  • All training costs.
  • Weekly private singing lessons.
  • Return flights to New York.
  • Performance opportunities.

Additional Costs

  • Dancewear (a list will be provided).
  • Books and stationery.
  • Accommodation in London and Hamburg.

What you will study


Learn the business
We will teach you the skills necessary to be self-employed in this industry and be there to help and advise you throughout your career.
Individual Attention
We limit the number of students we accept onto our courses to ensure you receive the attention you deserve.
Practical Training
Acting, singing, and dancing, all day, every day.
Weekly Voice Lessons
Each week you will receive a 30-minute private singing lesson with a professional vocal coach.
Train in New York
You will spend one-week training and showcasing your talents in the heart of Manhattan in front of Broadway professionals. You will learn how creative teams work on both sides of the Atlantic.
Network & Showcase
Audition in front of a panel of agents and other industry professionals in your final semester. Most of our students receive representation this way.

Frequently asked questions

What does the audition involve?

You can find all the information about auditioning on our audition information page.

How many contact hours can I expect to receive on this course?

You will receive on average 30 hours of contact time per week.

How is the training split between singing, dancing and acting?

You will spend equal amounts of time training across singing, dancing and acting.

You can find more general frequently asked questions here >