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.

Auditions for the Associate Programme 2020

 

Training course Applications open Application deadline
Junior Associates 2020
Ages 8-10
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Wednesday 3 June 2020
11am GMT
Dundee Mid Associates 2020
Ages 11-13
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Wednesday 3 June 2020
11am GMT

Auditions for the Associate Programme 2021

 

Training course Applications open Application deadline
Junior Associates 2021
Ages 8-10
Monday 8 February 2021 Tuesday 23 March 2021
11am GMT
Mid Associates 2021
Ages 11-13
Monday 5 October 2020 Tuesday 17 November 2020
11am GMT
Senior Associates 2021
Ages 14-15
Monday 5 October 2020 Tuesday 17 November 2020
11am GMT
Advanced Associates 2021
Ages 16-17
Monday 5 October 2020 Tuesday 17 November 2020
11am GMT

UK auditions for White Lodge and Upper School

Audition type Applications open Application deadline
UK preliminary audition 2021 – in person (ages 11-18) Monday 5 October 2020 Tuesday 17 November 2020
11am GMT
Video preliminary 2021 – international students only (ages 11-18) Monday 5 October 2020 Tuesday 5 January 2021
11am GMT

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