Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Vilnius

Vilnius: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Welcome to Vilnius!

The enchanting capital of Lithuania, this is a city that pulsates with excitement and culture with the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) at its centre. You will have a wealth of resources at your fingertips with academic mentorship, the Music Innovation Studies Centre and more. The stage is set for an immersive learning experience with three concert halls, dance studios, a cinema, opera studio, and exciting collaborations with other institutes and cultural centres.

The Academy’s commitment to diversity is reflected in its extensive partnerships under the Erasmus+ program, reaching over 200 institutions and spanning countries like Georgia, India, Israel, Senegal, Taiwan, and Ukraine. LMTA’s recent inclusion in the prestigious European University Alliance further solidifies its global presence.

Vilnius’ UNESCO-listed Old Town paired with the contemporary art scene presents you with countless activities and sights. Museums, galleries, theatres and diverse neighbourhoods will contribute to the visions you create while studying and performing. Vilnius has a dynamic atmosphere that makes both locals and visitors feel at home. Every corner tells a story in this city of constant evolution. Vilnius is waiting to open your imagination!


Rima Rimšaitė, International Relations Office
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+370 5) 212 4967
Address: Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius 

Contact person: Indrė Slavinskienė, Head of Community Wellbeing Centre

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +37061261194
Address: Gedimino Ave. 42, Vilnius (room 126)


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.


All international students have to apply for a visa or temporary residence permit/certificate in the Republic of Lithuania depending on their citizenship. and the length of their studies at LMTA.

Information for EU citizens

Information for non-EU citizens 



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Three concert halls, three dance studios, cinema, balcony theatre, opera studio, Music Innovation Studies Centre, recording studio, library and reading hall, student cafe, lounge with kitchen, a number of rehearsal and practice spaces available from 7 am to 10 pm.

Partnerships and Associations

In frames of Erasmus+ programme, the LMTA cooperates with about 200 partner institutions and runs together students and staff mobility, strategic partnership projects, joint blended study modules (Erasmus BIP), and other project-based cooperation. From 2023, LMTA has joined European University Alliance FilmEU+ 

Global networking is extended to countries outside the EU and includes Georgia, India, Israel, Senegal, Taiwan, and Ukraine.  

Partners of  Nordplus networks: NordClassic (classical music), Nordpuls (jazz), NordOpera (opera studies and professional integration), folk music network Nordtrad, the music pedagogy network NNME, Nordplus horizontal network Percussion puls, network for art entrepreneurship ActinArt, and Norteas (theatre schools).

The Academy is an active member of these international associations:

– AEC European Association of Conservatoires
– ANMA Association of Nordic Academies of Music
– EDE European Theatre Schools Association
– ELIA globally connected European network of higher arts education
– ECMA European Chamber Music Academy and Association
– ECMTA European Chamber Music Teachers Association
– E:UTSA Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies
– CILECT International Association of Film and Television Schools

Housing and Living

  • Cost of student living: 500-600 euros per month with breakdown:
  • Student dormitory: 160 euros (twin room) 220 euros (single room) 
  • Food costs: 200-250 euros
  • Local transport: 5,80 euros
  • Other costs: 120 euros 

Gyms 10-15 minute walk: Fitness World, Lemon Gym Europa, Impuls

Open air sports (basketball, volleyball, skating venue) at White Bridge sports zone