Audition

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 1 hour.

Currently we expect Junior Associate and Dundee Mid Associate auditions to take place as planned in late April and May. This message will be updated should the situation change.

Auditions for the Associate Programme

Training course Applications open Application deadline
Junior Associates
Ages 8-10
January 2020 23 March 2020
Mid Associates - Dundee
Ages 11-13
Apply today 3 April 2020, 11.00 GMT
Mid Associates
Ages 11-13
October 2019 12 November 2019
Senior Associates
Ages 14-15
October 2019 12 November 2019
Advanced Associates
Ages 16-17
October 2019 12 November 2019

UK auditions for White Lodge and Upper School

Audition type Applications open Application deadline
UK preliminary audition 2020 - in person (ages 11-18) Week commencing 7 October 2019 12 November 2019
Video preliminary 2020 (international students only, ages 11-18 ) Week commencing 7 October 2019 8 January 2020

International auditions for White Lodge and Upper School

Find out more about our international auditions and video applications.

Photo and video requirements

For some of our courses you will need to submit photographs or videos to support your application. Find out more about photo and video requirements.

Audition dates

Visit our audition dates page to find out when and where our auditions are.

Please note we now offer preliminary auditions in countries outside the UK. Please check our international auditions page for more details.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A