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About LMTA


The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) is an internationally recognised higher education institution which trains artists for a professional career in music, theatre, dance and film and offers related theoretical studies. Founded in 1933, the Academy currently hosts about 1,000 students in three study cycles – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral – in its three faculties, two of which are based in Vilnius, one in Klaipėda.


The LMTA offers tuition by Lithuania’s leading practitioners in a performance-based and creative environment. We are based in Vilnius, an increasingly popular capital city with several 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 with a music theatre, a drama theatre, a thriving jazz festival and an ‘open culture factory’. A rich and varied cultural life and visiting international artists who often give masterclasses and workshops for LMTA students add extra value that makes our studies more attractive.


The rehearsal and performance venues in Vilnius and Klaipėda include 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. The LMTA collaborates with creative industry and social partners to promote young artists and boost cultural development. Every year the Academy hosts around 500 artistic events, the great majority of which are public and free of charge.


Research, artistic research and educational achievements are published in the LMTA’s scientific journals and are presented at national and international conferences. Artistic research and performance studies are supervised by the Harps platform.
The LMTA is planning to build a new and modern campus in Kalnų Parkas (Hill Park), a picturesque and historical district of central Vilnius. We hope that this common area shared by music, theatre, film and dance students will yield unexpected artistic and research projects and trends, encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation. The project is partially financed by the European Regional Development Fund, with Stage II expected to be completed by 2024.