Summer Boot Camp: Musical Theatre



Monday 2 August – Friday 20 August 2021

Final places remaining – book now.

Experience three weeks of intensive triple-threat musical theatre training at one of the UK’s top musical theatre drama schools. Mountview created the UK’s first specialist three-year musical theatre course, and has been training West End and Broadway stars for over 25 years. Join us this summer for the chance to be among the next wave of musical theatre talent.

Our Musical Theatre Summer Boot Camp is designed to offer an introduction and access to world class drama school training at an affordable price. Taking place over three action-packed weeks, you’ll receive 90 hours of training from Mountview’s expert staff in our purpose-built and cutting-edge building in Peckham.

Working alongside industry professionals, you will learn how to select, prepare and perform songs and monologues, and ace your future auditions. Build dance stamina and strength, develop your musicality, unlock creativity, discover the principles of vocal technique and more – each week will be packed with advice, training and tips.

We recommend early application to avoid disappointment.

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I had the most amazing time at Mountview. It gave me the best training for the best job in the world.

Amanda Holden

What previous attendees have said:

I really cannot recommend this course highly enough. Whether you’re just starting out, unsure about musical theatre as a career, or need a reintroduction to musical theatre performance, this course is the best around. The memories and experiences I had at Mountview will be cherished for the rest of my life…such a joyous three weeks!
– Melody 

I have never learnt so much in my life. The teachers have been so brilliant; so strict but so funny and right at the same time. The Mountview boot camp has also made me want to fight for this dream of working as a musical theatre actress more than ever. I have just loved it and I miss it every day. Just thank you for everything.
– Elena

Really well structured, a good taste of drama school life, good teachers, great mix of different aspects of working in musical theatre!
– Sam

If I could describe Mountview in one word it would be sensational. The mentors are some of the most supportive people there are and they make sure each individual person is worked with and taken care of. I want to go back!
– Barry

I specifically loved the length of this course. The three weeks gave me the perfect amount of time to fully immerse myself in what life would be like in full-time professional training… I was incredibly impressed by the standard of teaching we received: getting to work with so many industry professionals was completely inspiring.
– Antony

Course Content

In week one you’ll learn how to get to the heart of a character, use your body in serious dance training and express your soul though song.

This is 30 hours of intensive triple-threat training with sessions including:

Acting: unlock creativity, find a truthful connection and bring characters to life.
Singing: discover the principles of vocal technique, develop musicality and improve your sight-reading.
Dance: build stamina and strength, improve dance technique and learn to express yourself through dance.

You’ve got one week to put all your performance skills together into one fiendish ensemble performance.

Working with a professional creative team, this intensive week will make you quicker at picking up direction, vocals and choreography: the focus is on attention to detail and rehearsal process.

This week will cement the vital triple-threat skills you need to succeed.

From getting into to drama school right through to working in the industry, the audition is key and you need to make those vital minutes count!

This week is packed with advice and tips, rehearsal and the inside track to unlocking success at your future drama school auditions.

Learn how to select, prepare and perform songs and monologues, and ace your future auditions.


Three-Week Musical Theatre Summer Boot Camp


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the start of the course and must be fluent in English. We require a level of English that is approx. IELTS 6.0. It is not mandatory to have taken English language tests prior to attending this course; we recommend that for non-English speakers if you have not completed Level 6 IELTS that you must have the equivalent English language experience.

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

FAQs and T&Cs

Do I need to audition?

No, the Summer Boot Camp is open application. The course content is designed to accommodate introductory work for people with little experience, to push people with an intermediate experience and allow the more experienced to brush up on skills.

Do you have accommodation for those taking part?

There is accommodation available close by at Bernard Myers House – a Hall of Residence managed by Host just 15 minutes’ walk away with 123 self-catering ensuite rooms available at £192 per week, including wifi, heating and electricity. Facilities include laundry, bike racks and a 24 hour warden. If you are interested in one of these, please contact Host about availability and full terms.

How big will the group sizes be?

There will be a maximum of 12 people in each class.

What about COVID-19 restrictions?

Health and Safety has been paramount in design of the course content. Group sizes are being kept deliberately small, to ensure that the course delivers rigorous training while maintaining the safest possible environment.

Currently the UK Government expects COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted on 21 June. If circumstances change and further lockdown restrictions are put in place which mean the Summer Boot Camp cannot proceed as planned, you will be offered a full refund and given the opportunity to book onto an online-based 1 week course (subject to availability).

Terms and Conditions

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All short course fees are non-refundable or transferable and must be paid in full before the start of a course.

Once a place on the course has been accepted and fees have been processed, if you choose to withdraw your application notice must be received in writing:

  • No later than 28 days before commencement of the course to receive a 100% refund
  • No later than 21 days before commencement of the course to receive a 75% refund
  • No later than 14 days before commencement of the course to receive a 50% refund
  • No later than 7 days before commencement of the course to receive a 25% refund
  • After 7 days before the start date of the course no monies will be refunded and the full course fees will still apply

In some instances, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone a course. In this event any course fees would be reimbursed, however Mountview cannot be held responsible for additional expenses incurred by the student. These may include purchase of equipment, the cost of airfares, hotels or any other expenses incurred by the student.

In the event of a course being cancelled once it has started a relevant % of course fees would be refunded to cover any training not taking place. If a student chooses to leave a course before its completion full course fees would still apply.