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.

Junior Associate audition applications are now open

Junior Associate auditions will be held in May and June 2017 at our centres in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Eastleigh, Bath, Totnes and London.

All young dancers aged 8 to 10 by 31 August 2017 (currently Years 3, 4, 5) who apply for our Junior Associate programme will be offered an audition.

If you would like your child to be included in one of the scheduled auditions below, please complete an online application form (available w/c 9 January), submitted with photographs and administration fee before the closing date of 17 March 2017.

A reduced Earlybird audition fee of £35 will be applicable up to 12 February and then the Regular audition fee of £45 applies until the close date.

We are unable to accept any late applications as the online application form will be unavailable after the closing date.

Apply now using our online form.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A

Full-time training

Summer School 2017

Brian Slater

Associate courses

Katie Davison


Brian Slater