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Applications for full-time training - UK preliminary auditions

UK Preliminary Auditions for full-time training are held in Bath, Birmingham, London and Manchester in January and February 2018. Applications to attend preliminary auditions will close 05 November 2017.

Video Preliminary Auditions for full-time training are welcome from candidates who do not live in the UK*, please see below. Video applications for preliminary auditions will close 08 January 2018.

Final Auditions for applicants who have been successful at preliminary/video stage will be held in February and March 2018. By invitation only.

Please note: all applications are electronic online submissions submitted through our website, no other versions are available or valid.

Applications are not yet open to apply for 2018 courses. However, please see the scheduled audition dates below.

Preliminary audition dates 2018

Venue Dates  
BATH
White Lodge, Upper School
Mid/Senior/Advanced Associates
Wednesday 10 January
LONDON 1 Girls only
White Lodge: School Year 8 - 11 entry
Mid Associate/Senior Associate* if also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 14 January
MANCHESTER 1
Upper School, White Lodge: School Year 10 - 11 entry
Senior/Advanced Associate
Wednesday 17 January
MANCHESTER 2
White Lodge: School Year 7 - 9 entry
Mid Associate
Thursday 18 January
LONDON 1 Boys only
White Lodge
Mid Associate/Senior Associate* if also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 21 January
LONDON SA 1
Senior Associate only
Wednesday 24 January
LONDON SA 2
Senior Associate only
Thursday 25 January
LONDON 2 Girls only
White Lodge: School Year 7 entry only
Mid Associate
Sunday 28 January
BIRMINGHAM 1
Upper School, White Lodge: School Year 10 - 11 entry
Senior/Advanced Associate
Wednesday 31 January
BIRMINGHAM 2
White Lodge: School Year 7 - 9 entry
Mid Associate
Thursday 01 February
LONDON 3
Upper School
Advanced Associates
Sunday 04 February

Note 1: Bath, Manchester & Birmingham venues - depending on age and numbers applying, male dancers may be placed in mixed audition classes rather than an all-male class.

Note 2:  Following a successful audition, the preferred option is for Mid & Senior Associate boys to attend specialist male-only classes at our London centre.

Video auditions

International and EEA applicants who do not live in the UK* can submit a Video Audition at preliminary stage (full-time courses).  *Exceptions: a video application is also an option for candidates living in Scotland and Ireland (only) if preferable. Video applicants apply using the same online application form, selecting Video option and including an uploaded video link. Close date for video applications - 08 January 2018.

Video submissions are recommended and all are initially viewed by the head of the preliminary selection panel and given equal consideration to those attending in person. An overseas applicant may attend one of our scheduled UK auditions in person if preferred but please note that visa support documents cannot be issued by The Royal Ballet School to attend a preliminary audition.  Remember, any applicant successful at video/preliminary stage will be invited to London to attend a final audition in person to follow.  Please note the earlier close date for applications to attend a scheduled UK preliminary audition - 05 November 2017.

Check our video requirements

Final audition dates 2018

Candidates selected from video/preliminary stage auditions will be required to attend a further Final audition in London in person, as scheduled below.  For invited candidates only.  All Final auditions are held in London: at White Lodge (ages 11-15) and Covent Garden (ages 16-18).

JUNIOR FINAL 1  at
White Lodge
School Year 8-11 entry girls & Year 9-11 entry boys Friday 23 February
JUNIOR FINAL 2 at
White Lodge
School Year 7-8 entry boys Saturday 24 February
JUNIOR FINAL 3 at
White Lodge
School Year 7 entry girls only Friday 02 March & Saturday 03 March (all attend both days)
SENIOR FINAL      at
Covent Garden
Upper School all Years entry Sunday 11 March