Café & Canteen | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Café & Canteen

Located at the heart of Central our café and canteen are great places to meet with friends. With free Wi-Fi available throughout Central, these social spaces are the hub of the School.

The Cafe Bar at Central.

They are both open daily and serve a wide range of freshly prepared hot and cold sandwiches and meals, alongside organic snacks and Fairtrade teas and coffees.


Bartlett Mitchell are Central’s partner caterers. They are an award-winning, independent, contract catering service led by a dynamic team with an innovative approach to providing our students, staff and our guests with delicious, affordable, food and drinks.

Environment, Sustainability and Ethical Purchasing

Bartlett Mitchell won The Sustainable Caterer of the Year 2014 as voted by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. They are the only contract caterer to be awarded the top three-star Champion Status rating, otherwise known as the Michelin stars of sustainability.

Bartlett Mitchell only selects suppliers who are accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. View Bartlett Mitchell's Sustainability and Ethics webpage, including Environmental Policy.

Opening times



Term time

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00 - 5.00pm.

Out of term

Monday - Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm.

The Café is also open late on public production evenings, closing after the interval.



Term time

Monday - Saturdays:  8.30am – 4.00pm.

Out of term