We are looking for talented young dancers with a passion for classical ballet
The Royal Ballet School holds auditions across the UK and internationally.
Applications for our full-time and Mid/Senior/Advanced Associate programmes open in September each year and close in November. Auditions take place in the Spring term. All auditions are for courses which start the following September.
Applications for our Junior Associate programme open in January each year and close in March. Auditions are held in the Summer term and are for courses which start in September.
All applications received by the closing dates will be offered an audition class. Applicants are invited to audition together in age appropriate classes which last 1h15 to 1h30 or for Junior Associate auditions 1hr.
Our Intensive Courses applications open in September and do not require an audition.
|Training course||Current status||Applications open(ed)||Application deadline|
2019 (ages 8-10)
|CLOSED||22 January 2019||25 March 2019|
2019 (ages 11-13)
2019 (ages 14-15)
2019 (ages 16-17)
Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A
Full-time training - White Lodge and Upper School
|Audition type||Current status||Applications for 2020 re-open||Applications for 2020 close|
|UK preliminary audition 2019 - in person (ages 11-18)||CLOSED||September 2019||tbc|
|USA preliminary audition 2019 - in person (ages 12-18)
Video preliminary 2019 (international students only, ages 11-18 )
| September 2019
Preliminary auditions in the USA
For the very first time The Royal Ballet School will also be holding preliminary auditions in the USA in January in Chicago and San Francisco. Visit our International auditions page to find links to apply. Application deadline was Sunday 6 January 2019 and this option is now CLOSED.