The Midlands Academy of Dance & Drama (affectionately known throughout the industry as MADD) is located in Nottingham, which is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, diverse and friendly City steeped in history and culture. Founded in 1967 by the Principal Frances Clayton and in 1988 a Three Year Musical Theatre Diploma Course was developed and is now accredited by The Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, and Trinity College London. The college is situated on the edge of the city in a leafy suburb. In addition to the 5000 sq ft Headquarter facilities, the College has a 15,500 sq ft building opposite known as ‘The Factory’. This space also houses a 168 seat Studio Theatre and is also home to the ‘Nottingham Community Wardrobe’ which houses one of the biggest collections of Theatrical Costumes in the East Midlands with over 30,000 to choose from. MADD prides itself on being a ‘College of Excellence’ providing some of the leading Musical Theatre Courses in the UK.