Sir Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sir Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship

For students demonstrating the potential for exceptional talent undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

This major new scholarship has been made possible by The Mackintosh Foundation and will be available in the years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.  Recipients will be incoming students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses who demonstrate the potential for exceptional talent and also financial need.


  • Undergraduate courses: Any
  • Postgraduate courses: Any

ELIGIBILITY: Home, EU and Overseas

VALUE/NUMBER OF AWARDS: 1 x £10,000 (£5,000 as tuition fee waiver and £5,000 direct to student for living costs)

APPLICATION DETAILS: All eligible applicants will be automatically considered for an award based on merit.  You will be notified by email if you have been nominated to go forward to the second stage of the Sir Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship application. Those applicants will be requested to submit evidence of their financial situation.


Sir Cameron Mackintosh undertook the Technical Course at Central in 1965, securing his first job in theatre while still a student here.  Sir Cameron has since produced more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all times, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, which are still running extraordinarily successfully across the world.  The New York Times described him as “The most successful, influential and powerful theatrical producer in the world”.