We are looking for talented young dancers with a passion for classical ballet

Auditions for entry into The Royal Ballet School are held at venues across the UK.  Preliminary auditions for full-time students are also the sole audition for Mid and Senior Associates, and are held in the Spring term with auditions for Junior Associates held in the Summer term. All auditions are for courses which start the following September.

All applicants to our full-time and Associate courses are invited to audition alongside other candidates in a class which lasts  1¼ to 1½ hours.  There is no pre-selection for preliminary auditions - all applicants are offered an audition class provided they are within the age-range for the course applied for.

Please note, Summer School applicants are not required to audition as this selection is made exclusively from applications and photos received.

When to apply

Our 2018 applications for full-time training at Upper School or White Lodge, as well as Mid, Senior and Advanced Associates, are scheduled to open on 25 September 2017.  Our Summer Programme applications will open in mid-October 2017 and the Junior Associate applications will open in January 2018.

Please click on Eligibility for age requirements for the courses above and discover which course you can apply for.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A

Full-time training

Summer School 2017

Brian Slater

Associate courses

Katie Davison


Brian Slater