Audition dates and venues

Brian Slater

All applicants to our full-time training courses and our Associate programmes are offered an audition

Applications for full-time training as well as Mid, Senior and Advanced Associates have now closed and will reopen in September 2019. Expand and collapse the sections below to view our audition dates and venues.

Full-time training auditions 2019

UK preliminary auditions for full-time training are held in Bath, Birmingham, London and Manchester in January and February 2019.

Final auditions for applicants who are successful at the preliminary stage are held in London in February and March 2019.

Preliminary auditions

Venue Dates 2019 
Bath
Entry into School Years 7-9 (candidates aged 11-13 years)

Entry into School Years 10-11 (candidates aged 14-15 years)

Wednesday 16 January

Thursday 17 January*

*new date added

London 1
Entry into School Years 8-9 girls only (candidates aged 12-13 years)
Sunday 20 January
Manchester 1
Entry into School Years 9-11 (candidates aged 13-15 years)
Wednesday 23 January
Manchester 2
Entry into School Years 7-8 only (candidates aged 11-12 years)
Thursday 24 January
London 2
Entry into School Years 7-11 boys (candidates aged 11-15) and 10-11 girls (candidates aged 14-15)
Sunday 27 January
Birmingham 1
Entry into School Years 10-11 (candidates aged 14-15 years)
Wednesday 30 January
Birmingham 2
Entry into School Years 7-9 (candidates aged 11-13 years)
Thursday 31 January
London 3
Entry into School Year 7 girls only (candidates aged 11 years)
Sunday 3 February

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

Final auditions

Final 1 School Years 7-8 entry - boys only ages 11-12 Thursday 28 February
Final 2 School Years 8-11 entry - girls ages 12-15
School Years 9-11 entry - boys ages 13-15
Friday 1 March
Final 3 School Year 7 entry - girls aged 11 only Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March
All applicants must attend both days

All our final auditions for White Lodge will be held at White Lodge, Richmond Park.

Preliminary Auditions

Venue Dates  2019
Bath * now Thursday 17 January for 16-18 year age
Manchester 1 Wednesday 23 January
Birmingham 1 Wednesday 30 January
London Sunday 10 February

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

Final auditions

Candidates selected from preliminary stage or video auditions will be required to attend a further final audition in London in person. These auditions are for invited candidates only.
The Semi-Final audition for Upper School applicants will take place on Saturday 16 March and the Final on Sunday 17 March. All finalists must attend the semi-final, with those recalled required to attend the following day.
All Upper School Final auditions are held at our studios in Covent Garden.

Associate auditions 2019

Junior Associate auditions are held in May at our centres in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Eastleigh, Bath, Totnes, London and our new centre Dundee.

Mid, Senior and Advanced Associate candidates are invited to attend a preliminary audition in January or February. Applications for 2019 have now closed.

Applications for Mid, Senior and Advanced Associates re-open in September for entry the following year.

Applications for Junior Associates open in mid January for entry that same year. The 2019 Junior Associate application form will be available on this website from 22 January 2019.

Audition dates

 

 

Newcastle Tuesday 30 April 2019
Birmingham 1 Thursday 2 May (10/9 year-olds)
Birmingham 2 Friday 3 May (9/8 year-olds)
Manchester 1 Wednesday 8 May (10/9 year-olds)
Manchester 2 Thursday 9 May (9/8 year-olds)
Leeds 1 Friday 10 May (10/9 year-olds)
Eastleigh Monday 13 May
Leeds 2 Friday 17 May (9/8 year-olds)
Bath Wednesday 22 May
Totnes Friday 24 May
London 1 Tuesday 28 May - 10 year-old girls (current Year5)
London 2 Wednesday 29 May - 10/9 year-old girls (current Years 5/4)
London 3 Thursday 30 May - all boys & some 9 or 8 year-old girls (current Year 3,4,5)
London 4 Friday 31 May - 8 year-old girls (current Year3)
Dundee Wednesday 5 June

Please note, venues with more than one date will have the day allocated according to age following the provisional guidelines above when possible, however class allocation is dependant on numbers of applications received from each age-group with exact numbers only known after the close date - invitations to audition will be emailed out in April and will give you confirmed dates and class times.

Class allocation is conditional on the age-range of applicants received at the application close date, which can vary year on year.

Audition dates

 

Bath Wednesday 16 January 2019
London 1
School Year 8-9 girls
Sunday 20 January
Manchester 1
School Year 9
Wednesday 23 January
Manchester 2
School Years 7-8
Thursday 24 January
London 2
School Years 7-9 boys
Sunday 27 January
Birmingham 2
School Year 7-9
Thursday 31 January
London 3
School Year 7 girls
Sunday 3 February

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

Audition dates

 

Bath now Thursday 17* January 2019 - new date added
Manchester 1
Wednesday 23 January
London 2
Girls and boys 14-15 years-old
Only if also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 27 January
Birmingham 1 Wednesday 30 January
London SA1
14 year-old girls
Wednesday 6 February
London SA2
15 year-old girls & 14/15 year old boys
Thursday 7 February

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

Audition dates

 

Bath now Thursday 17* January 2019 - new date added
Manchester 1 Wednesday 23 January
Birmingham 1 Wednesday 30 January
London Sunday 10 February

Video auditions 2019

Video application forms for 2019 entry closed on 08 January 2019.

International and EEA applicants who do not live in the UK* may submit a video audition as preliminary stage audition instead of attending a preliminary in person (full-time course applications only).

*Exceptions: a video application is also an option for candidates living in Scotland and Ireland if preferred.

Video applicants apply using our online application form and selecting the Video option.  Always prepare and film your video before completing the application form.

All video applications must include photos and fee payment together with the uploaded video link and all must be submitted together by the closing deadline 8 January 2019.

Video submissions are all are 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 The Royal Ballet School cannot supply visa support documents for this purpose.

Video auditions are only accepted for Associate entry by specific arrangement, please email your request prior to completing a video application. However, as we accept video applications for full-time candidates living in Scotland and Ireland if unable to attend in person, we will also consider an Associate application by video link if you currently live in Scotland or Ireland.

Any applicant successful at video/preliminary stage for full-time training will be invited to London to attend a final audition in person during March.

Check our video requirements.

Other opportunities to audition

We offer a range of international audition opportunities as well as auditions held at our annual intensive courses. The School will also continue to recruit students at selected competitions that align with our own teaching ethics, best practice and that we consider to have healthy and age-appropriate criteria.

Our 2018/19 international auditions took place in Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and the USA.

2019/20 dates will be posted here as they are confirmed.

 

2019

Hong Kong - April 2019 - As part of the Spring Intensive. Applications have now closed

America - (date and venue tbc)

Please keep checking this tab as this list will be updated as and when new opportunities are confirmed

2019

IBStage Grand Prix, Barcelona - 21-24 February 2019 CONFIRMED

Asian Grand Prix Preliminaries, Osaka - 26-27 April 2019 CONFIRMED