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Vilnius / Lithuania

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) stands as an internationally recognized institution of higher education, dedicated to training artists for professional careers in music, theatre, dance, and film, along with providing related theoretical studies at all levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral. Established in 1933, LMTA currently enrols approximately 1,000 students across its three faculties, with two located in Vilnius and one in Klaipėda.


LMTA offers instruction led by Lithuania's foremost practitioners in a performance-oriented and creative setting. Situated in Vilnius, the capital city with multiple symphony orchestras, an opera and ballet theatre, drama and dance theatres, and traditional and modern art centres, as well as in Klaipėda, a port city boasting a music theatre, a drama theatre, a vibrant jazz festival, and an 'open culture factory.' Our studies are enriched by a diverse cultural scene, complemented by visits from international artists who frequently conduct masterclasses and workshops for LMTA students.


The rehearsal and performance venues in Vilnius and Klaipėda encompass three Concert Halls, three Dance Studios, a Cinema Hall, a Theatre Studio ('Balcony Theatre'), an Opera Studio, a Music Innovation Studies Centre, and a recording studio. Collaborating with creative industry and social partners, LMTA actively promotes young artists and contributes to cultural development. Annually, LMTA hosts around 500 artistic events, the majority of which are public and free of charge.


Research, artistic inquiries, and educational accomplishments are documented in LMTA's scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. The Harps platform oversees artistic research and performance studies. In 2024, LMTA is set to relocate to a new and modern campus in Kalnų Parkas (Hill Park), a picturesque and historically significant district in central Vilnius. This shared space for music, theatre, film, and dance students is anticipated to foster unexpected artistic and research projects, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation.

Photo by Dmitrij MATVEJEV