Face life's adventure without fear, till safely home where the rainbow ends.
Italia Conti, 1911
ITALIA CONTI HOUSE FACILITIES
SEND US A MESSAGE
Italia Conti Theatre Arts School aims to provide education and training opportunities , both academic and vocational level, to a diverse student population, interested in performing careers.
Italia Conti House is our headoffice and home to our full time training Academy for students 16+, the Theatre Arts School for Secondary school students and the Italia Conti Agency.
Situated just a stones throw from Barbican underground station, we are based in the heart of London's cultural arts and theatre district. Our modern, spacious building on nine levels is equipped to the highest standards.
The building offers disabled access with a wheelchair ramp available, which covers the steps to the entrance or lifts, one of which is situated in our private car parking area at street level. The main reception area can be found on the ground floor together with the first of our superb dance studios and the visitor's lift servicing all floors.
FACILITIES AT ITALIA CONTI HOUSE
Italia Conti House has 18 dance, acting and singing studios. All dance studios are light and airy with sprung floors, full-length mirrors and barres. Acting, contextual studies, music and singing studios are usually carpeted and have pianos and white boards for theory work. All studios are equipped with sound systems.
In addition, there are lecture rooms, an art room, specialist classrooms, a video studio and editing suite and an I.T. suite which contains a small resource library and computers for student study. A first aid treatment room is available on site where the welfare officer deals with minor ailments. Pupils also have access to the canteen area for lunch, the common room, changing rooms, locker areas, showers and toilets.
Our Theatre Arts School is housed on the third floor where the Head Teacher's office is located, along with academic classrooms where pupils carry out their secondary school curriculum. Pupils have access to the latest I.T. equipment to aid education and ensure they have the widest possible access to knowledge.
The administration offices are located on the sixth and ninth levels. The Student Course Co-ordinator, Administrator and Year Tutors offices for the Performing Arts and Dance courses can be found on level 6. The Principal, Principals Assistant, Finance Controller, Bursar, Accounts Department and the Italia Conti Agency can be found on level 9.
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES IN THE LOCAL AREA
All pupils are required to become members of the Barbican Library, which is situated in the Barbican Centre, just 100 yards from Italia Conti house. The Library offers a wealth of excellent reading, research, music, audio, I.T, and specialist material. Italia Conti also hires space at the Leisure Centre adjacent to the Academy where some of our 16+ students may be timetables for class.
As well as in-house performances at our Goswell Road venue, Italia Conti regularly arranges for pupils to perform at outside venues, usually top London Theatres! We also have use of the performance space at one of our other venue facilities, Avondale Hall in Clapham which houses the Acting courses and has its own fully equipped theatre space.
FLOORPLAN OF ITALIA CONTI HOUSE
Below is a floor plan of Italia Conti house (not drawn to scale).
We do not have student accommodation on site at Italia Conti House and students who need accommodation will be required to find this themselves. The majority of our Theatre Arts School students commute to school each day. For those who require accommodation we recommend lodging with local families. Housing information for the area can be found on the Islington Council website.
With London on our doorstep, the local area is bustling with many things to do and experience. Italia Conti House is situated close to many famous landmarks, such as Sadler's Wells, The Barbican Centre and St. Paul's Cathedral to name a few.
London has a vast selection of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and music venues for leisure. Educational and historical buildings such as libraries, galleries and museums are widely available to visit around the city. There many parks and open spaces to enjoy and relax. For those wishing to enhance their fitness training, Leisure Centre and gym facilities are available nearby.
Theatre is of important value to a training performer and with The Barbican Centre across the road and Londons West End just a stones throw away there are many opportunities to view a variety of performances.
For those requiring medical services there are local doctors, dentist and physiotherapy clinics close to Italia Conti House. We recommend any pupils who are living away from their family home to register with a local doctor.
SCHOOL FOR STARS
"Italia Conti gave me an excellent foundation and start to my career –
the outstanding training and expertise I received made my dreams come true!"
PIXIE LOTT - POPSTAR & FORMER CONTI PUPIL