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 76.4K citations received by 16.6K academic papers made by 166 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 between 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 the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

For Performing arts

#1 in Europe
#3 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

For Performing arts

#2 in Europe
#5 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Performing arts

#3 in Europe
#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Performing arts

#4 in Europe
#8 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Performing arts

#5 in Europe
#13 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Performing arts

#6 in Europe
#14 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Performing arts

#7 in Europe
#17 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Performing arts

#8 in Europe
#19 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Performing arts

#9 in Europe
#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Performing arts

#10 in Europe
#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Performing arts

#11 in Europe
#1 in Spain
#26 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508

For Performing arts

#12 in Europe
#28 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Performing arts

#13 in Europe
#31 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

For Performing arts

#14 in Europe
#32 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

For Performing arts

#15 in Europe
#2 in Spain
#37 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
30,926

For Performing arts

#16 in Europe
#39 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Performing arts

#17 in Europe
#41 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Performing arts

#18 in Europe
#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

For Performing arts

#19 in Europe
#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Performing arts

#20 in Europe
#49 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Performing arts

#21 in Europe
#52 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

For Performing arts

#22 in Europe
#1 in Ireland
#54 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1592

For Performing arts

#23 in Europe
#1 in Germany
#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

For Performing arts

#24 in Europe
#58 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Performing arts

#25 in Europe
#59 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Performing arts

#26 in Europe
#60 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Performing arts

#27 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
#61 in the World
Enrollment
33,020
Founded
1928

For Performing arts

#28 in Europe
#65 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Performing arts

#29 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
#67 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817

For Performing arts

#30 in Europe
#68 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Performing arts

#31 in Europe
#74 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Performing arts

#32 in Europe
#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

For Performing arts

#33 in Europe
#3 in Spain
#79 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236

For Performing arts

#34 in Europe
#1 in Norway
#81 in the World
Enrollment
26,650
Founded
1811

For Performing arts

#35 in Europe
#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Performing arts

#36 in Europe
#2 in Belgium
#87 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817

For Performing arts

#37 in Europe
#88 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Performing arts

#38 in Europe
#2 in Denmark
#89 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1479

For Performing arts

#39 in Europe
#90 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Performing arts

#40 in Europe
#4 in Spain
#91 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1272

For Performing arts

#41 in Europe
#92 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#42 in Europe
#5 in Spain
#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1505

For Performing arts

#43 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,147
Founded
1878

For Performing arts

#44 in Europe
#6 in Spain
#108 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1531

For Performing arts

#45 in Europe
#3 in Belgium
#109 in the World
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Performing arts

#46 in Europe
#7 in Spain
#110 in the World
Enrollment
42,500

For Performing arts

#47 in Europe
#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#48 in Europe
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

For Performing arts

#49 in Europe
#118 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865

For Performing arts

#50 in Europe
#124 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Performing arts

#51 in Europe
#127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Performing arts

#52 in Europe
#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

For Performing arts

#53 in Europe
#1 in Italy
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

For Performing arts

#54 in Europe
#136 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#55 in Europe
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Performing arts

#56 in Europe
#141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Performing arts

#57 in Europe
#2 in Italy
#143 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1321

For Performing arts

#58 in Europe
#1 in Portugal
#144 in the World
Enrollment
20,077
Founded
1973

For Performing arts

#59 in Europe
#8 in Spain
#147 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390

For Performing arts

#60 in Europe
#1 in Finland
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
31,312
Founded
1640

For Performing arts

#61 in Europe
#152 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Performing arts

#62 in Europe
#2 in Portugal
#153 in the World
Enrollment
19,077
Founded
1973

For Performing arts

#63 in Europe
#9 in Spain
#155 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1968

For Performing arts

#64 in Europe
#158 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Performing arts

#65 in Europe
#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#66 in Europe
#3 in Italy
#171 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1404

For Performing arts

#67 in Europe
#1 in Austria
#172 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

For Performing arts

#68 in Europe
#173 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#69 in Europe
#178 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#70 in Europe
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Performing arts

#71 in Europe
#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

For Performing arts

#72 in Europe
#184 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#73 in Europe
#189 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#74 in Europe
#10 in Spain
#191 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
15,801

For Performing arts

#75 in Europe
#192 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

For Performing arts

#76 in Europe
#2 in Ireland
#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
33,321
Founded
1854

For Performing arts

#77 in Europe
#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#78 in Europe
#198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

For Performing arts

#79 in Europe
#199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

For Performing arts

#80 in Europe
#201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Performing arts

#81 in Europe
#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973

For Performing arts

#82 in Europe
#208 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

For Performing arts

#83 in Europe
#209 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

For Performing arts

#84 in Europe
#11 in Spain
#212 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,779
Founded
1952

For Performing arts

#85 in Europe
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2005

For Performing arts

#86 in Europe
#230 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1932

For Performing arts

#87 in Europe
#233 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1636

For Performing arts

#88 in Europe
#234 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1923

For Performing arts

#89 in Europe
#12 in Spain
#235 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1218

For Performing arts

#90 in Europe
#236 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904

For Performing arts

#91 in Europe
#2 in Germany
#240 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Performing arts

#92 in Europe
#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

For Performing arts

#93 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
#244 in the World
Enrollment
49,150
Founded
1891

For Performing arts

#94 in Europe
#4 in Italy
#245 in the World
Enrollment
62,876
Founded
1222

For Performing arts

#95 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1477

For Performing arts

#96 in Europe
#13 in Spain
#249 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1542

For Performing arts

#97 in Europe
#251 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

For Performing arts

#98 in Europe
#3 in Ireland
#252 in the World
Enrollment
21,894
Founded
1845

For Performing arts

#99 in Europe
#257 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Performing arts

#100 in Europe
#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004