Audition dates and venues

Brian Slater

All applicants to our full-time training course and our Associate Programme are offered an audition.

Expand and collapse the sections below to view our audition dates and venues.

Full-time training auditions 2018

UK Preliminary Auditions for full-time training were held in Bath, Birmingham, London and Manchester in January and February 2018.

Final auditions for applicants who were successful at preliminary stage were held in February and March 2018.

Preliminary auditions

Venue Dates  
BATH Wednesday 10 January
LONDON 1 Girls only
School year 8-11 entry
Sunday 14 January
MANCHESTER 1
School year 9-11 entry
Wednesday 17 January
MANCHESTER 2
School year 7/8 entry
Thursday 18 January
LONDON 1 Boys only Sunday 21 January
LONDON 2 Girls only
School year 7 entry only
Sunday 28 January
BIRMINGHAM 1
School year 10-11 entry
Wednesday 31 January
BIRMINGHAM 2
School year 7-9 entry
Thursday 1 February

Note: 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

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

JUNIOR FINAL 1 *School years 7-8 entry - boys only Friday 23 February*
JUNIOR FINAL 2 *School years 8-11 entry - girls and Years 9-11 entry - boys Saturday 24 February*
JUNIOR FINAL 3 School year 7 entry - girls only Friday 02 March & Saturday 03 March (all attend both days)

Preliminary auditions

Venue Dates  
BATH Wednesday 10 January
MANCHESTER 1 Wednesday 17 January
BIRMINGHAM 1 Wednesday 31 January
LONDON 3 Sunday 4 February

Note: 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, as scheduled below.  These auditions are for invited candidates only.
Our Final audition for Upper School applicants will take place on Sunday 11 March at our studios in Covent Garden.

Associate auditions 2018

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

Mid and Senior and Advanced Associate candidates are invited to attend a scheduled Preliminary audition in January or February, please see the dates below.

Applications for Mid, Senior & Advanced Associates re-open in September for entry the following year. Applications for Junior Associates open in mid January for entry that same year.

Applications to Junior Associates have now closed and will reopen in January 2019 for auditions in the Summer Term 2019.

Please note, venues with more than one date will have days allocated according to age.  (*Provisional guidelines on age allocation only, please note that class allocation is dependent on total numbers in each age group which will vary year on year, therefore please await your invitation for confirmation of actual day and class time.)

NEWCASTLE  Wednesday 2 May
TOTNES  Friday 4 May
MANCHESTER 1  Wednesday 9 May (*provisionally 10/9yr olds)
MANCHESTER 2  Thursday 10 May (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
LEEDS 1  Friday 11 May  (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
LEEDS 2  Friday 18 May  (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
BIRMINGHAM 1  Tuesday 15 May (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
BIRMINGHAM 2  Wednesday 16 May (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
BATH  Wednesday 23 May
EASTLEIGH  Friday 25 May
LONDON 1  Tuesday 29 May (*provisionally 10yr olds & boys)
LONDON 2  Wednesday 30 May (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
LONDON 3  Thursday 31 May (*provisionally 9/8yrs olds)
LONDON 4  Friday 1 June  (*provisionally 8yr olds)

Applications to Mid Associates have now closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH Wednesday 10 January
LONDON 1 Girls (12-15 years) only
Sunday 14 January
MANCHESTER 1 Wednesday 17 January
MANCHESTER 2 - school years 7/8 Thursday 18 January
LONDON 1 Boys (11-15 years) only if also applying for White Lodge Sunday 21 January
LONDON 2 Girls (11 years) only Sunday 28 January
BIRMINGHAM 2 Thursday 1 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 Associate boys to attend specialist male-only classes at our London centre.

Applications to Senior Associates have now closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH Wednesday 10 January
LONDON 1 Girls (12-15 years)only
If also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 14 January
MANCHESTER 1
School years 9+
Wednesday 17 January
LONDON 1 Boys (11-15 years) only
If also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 21 January
LONDON 1   (14 years) Wednesday 24 January
LONDON 2  (15 years and boys tbc) Thursday 25 January
BIRMINGHAM 1 Wednesday 31 January

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 Senior Associate boys to attend specialist male-only classes at our London centre.

Applications to Advanced Associates have now closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH Wednesday 10 January
MANCHESTER 1 Wednesday 17 January
BIRMINGHAM 1 Wednesday 31 January
LONDON 3 Sunday 4 February

Video auditions 2018

International and EEA applicants who do not live in the UK* can submit a video audition at preliminary stage (full-time courses).

VIDEO APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Video applicants apply using the same online application form, selecting the Video option and including an uploaded video link.

All video applications must include photos and fee payment together with the uploaded video link and must be submitted by the deadline.

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 not usually accepted for Associate entry. However, we accept video applications for full-time candidates living in Scotland and Ireland (only) if unable to attend in person, so will also consider an Associate application by video link if you currently live in Scotland or Ireland.

Any applicant successful at video/preliminary stage is invited to London to attend a final audition in person.

Check our video requirements

 

*Exceptions: a video application is also an option for candidates living in Scotland and Ireland (only) if preferable.