Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) Schools in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 78.1K citations received by 17.6K academic papers made by 172 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Performing arts

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  2. For Performing arts

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  3. For Performing arts

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  4. For Performing arts

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  5. For Performing arts

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  6. For Performing arts

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  7. For Performing arts

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  8. For Performing arts

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  9. For Performing arts

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  10. For Performing arts

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  11. For Performing arts

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  12. For Performing arts

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  13. For Performing arts

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  14. For Performing arts

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  15. For Performing arts

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  16. For Performing arts

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  17. For Performing arts

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  18. For Performing arts

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  19. For Performing arts

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  20. For Performing arts

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  21. For Performing arts

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  22. For Performing arts

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  23. For Performing arts

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  24. For Performing arts

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  25. For Performing arts

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  26. For Performing arts

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  27. For Performing arts

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  28. For Performing arts

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  29. For Performing arts

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  30. For Performing arts

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  31. For Performing arts

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  32. For Performing arts

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  33. For Performing arts

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  34. For Performing arts

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  35. For Performing arts

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  36. For Performing arts

    University of Murcia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1272
  37. For Performing arts

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  38. For Performing arts

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  39. For Performing arts

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  40. For Performing arts

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  41. For Performing arts

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  42. For Performing arts

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  43. For Performing arts

    Sheffield Hallam University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  44. For Performing arts

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  45. For Performing arts

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  46. For Performing arts

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  47. For Performing arts

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  48. For Performing arts

    University of the West of England logo
    Enrollment
    30,732
    Founded
    1992
  49. For Performing arts

    University of the Basque Country logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
  50. For Performing arts

    University of Salford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  51. For Performing arts

    Oxford Brookes University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1865
  52. For Performing arts

    University of Seville logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1505
  53. For Performing arts

    Nottingham Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  54. For Performing arts

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  55. For Performing arts

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  56. For Performing arts

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  57. For Performing arts

    Aberystwyth University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1872
  58. For Performing arts

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  59. For Performing arts

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  60. For Performing arts

    University of Minho logo
    Enrollment
    19,077
    Founded
    1973
  61. For Performing arts

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  62. For Performing arts

    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1904
  63. For Performing arts

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  64. For Performing arts

    De Montfort University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  65. For Performing arts

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  66. For Performing arts

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  67. For Performing arts

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  68. For Performing arts

    New University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    20,077
    Founded
    1973
  69. For Performing arts

    University of Brighton logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  70. For Performing arts

    Pompeu Fabra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
  71. For Performing arts

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  72. For Performing arts

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  73. For Performing arts

    University of Sunderland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,090
    Founded
    1992
  74. For Performing arts

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  75. For Performing arts

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  76. For Performing arts

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  77. For Performing arts

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  78. For Performing arts

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  79. For Performing arts

    Autonomous University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1968
  80. For Performing arts

    University of Huddersfield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  81. For Performing arts

    Leeds Beckett University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  82. For Performing arts

    Middlesex University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1973
  83. For Performing arts

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  84. For Performing arts

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  85. For Performing arts

    University College Cork logo
    Enrollment
    21,894
    Founded
    1845
  86. For Performing arts

    University of Northampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  87. For Performing arts

    Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1932
  88. For Performing arts

    University of Salamanca logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1218
  89. For Performing arts

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  90. For Performing arts

    University of Winchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2005
  91. For Performing arts

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  92. For Performing arts

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  93. For Performing arts

    University of Dundee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  94. For Performing arts

    University of Navarra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1952
  95. For Performing arts

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  96. For Performing arts

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  97. For Performing arts

    University of East London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  98. For Performing arts

    University of Wolverhampton logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  99. For Performing arts

    Bournemouth University logo
    Enrollment
    14,293
    Founded
    1992
  100. For Performing arts

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964