Why Support Us
"If you are passionate about theatre, be passionate about its future"
Michael Grandage, CBE, President, Central School of Speech & Drama
The Central School of Speech & Drama is a unique institution and we are proud of all that we have achieved. Founded in 1906, Central has nurtured and enriched the talents of extraordinary actors, practitioners and researchers for over one hundred years. Our alumni include established award winners such as Dame Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave CBE, to rising stars such Andrew Garfield.
However, Central is not just an acting school. Based on a professional theatre making model, we offer an entire theatre making ecology with specialist training including lighting, sound, scenography, prop making, puppetry, voice, costume construction and movement.
Philanthropic support plays a vital part in achieving our goals for the future and maintaining our position as a leading and internationally renowned ‘Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre’. By making a gift to Central, you will join other friends and alumni who together are having a collective impact on the future of the Arts and helping us to nurture the creative talent of the future.
If you have any questions about making a gift, please do not hesitate to contact out Development Team.