Clearing | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Clearing will re-open in 2020.

Why Central?

  • We are known internationally as a leader in the training of the next generation of theatre makers. Our graduates are working across the globe, with many recognised through award nominations and successes.
  • Our new £16.7 million North Block has added further world-class facilities to our campus with a new theatre, sound stage and movement studio just a few of the new resources available for our students to experiment with and enjoy.
  • Students receive intensive teaching and hands-on practical experience supported by leading academics, technical support and visiting professionals from industry on a regular basis
  • The courses on offer have placements opportunities available for students to receive practical experience of working in the industry
  • Our unique courses provide you with specialist skills in your chosen area whilst also providing unparalleled levels of collaboration with other courses, giving added experience to prepare you for working in industry.

Are you eligible for Clearing?

You are eligible to apply to Central through Clearing if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You made a UCAS application this year but didn’t receive any offers;
  • You made a UCAS application this year but declined the offers you received;
  • You have received your results and didn’t meet the conditions of your offers;
  • You are making a UCAS application for the first time this year;
  • You were accepted elsewhere but have chosen to decline your place and be released to Clearing.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Although it is late in the application process, there may still be a small number of bursaries and scholarships available for late applicants to apply for. 

The Admissions Team will be able to state what is available when organising an interview date.


Interested in studying Acting in 2020?

Entry will reopen in September 2019 for October 2020 entry. However those interested in pursuing further training in acting can still apply for our Gap Year Diploma which provides a year of part time, practical training.