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 2019

UK Preliminary Auditions for full-time training were held in Bath, Birmingham, London and Manchester in January and February 2019.

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

Preliminary auditions

Venue Dates 2019 
BATH January, date tbc
LONDON 1 Girls only
School Years 8-11 entry
January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1
School Years 9-11 entry
January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 2
School Years 7/8 entry
January, date tbc
LONDON 1 Boys only, School Years tbc January, date tbc
LONDON 2 Girls only
School Year 7 entry only
January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 1
School Years 10-11 entry
January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 2
School Years 7-9 entry
January, date tbc

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 February, date tbc
JUNIOR  FINAL 2 School Years 8-11 entry - girls and  Years 9-11 entry - boys February, date tbc
JUNIOR  FINAL 3 School Year 7 entry - girls only March x 2 days (all attend both days)

Preliminary auditions

Venue Dates  2019
BATH January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1 January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 1 January, date tbc
LONDON 3 February, date tbc

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 in March 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 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  May, date tbc
TOTNES  May, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1  May, date tbc (*provisionally 10/9yr olds)
MANCHESTER 2  May, date tbc (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
LEEDS 1  May, date tbc  (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
LEEDS 2  May, date tbc  (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
BIRMINGHAM 1  May, date tbc (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
BIRMINGHAM 2  May, date tbc (*provisionally 9/8 yr olds)
BATH  May, date tbc
EASTLEIGH  May, date tbc
LONDON 1  May, date tbc (*provisionally 10yr olds & boys)
LONDON 2  May, date tbc  (*provisionally 10/9 yr olds)
LONDON 3  May, date tbc (*provisionally 9/8yrs olds)
LONDON 4  May, date tbc  (*provisionally 8yr olds)

Applications to Mid Associates are currently closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH January 2019, date tbc
LONDON 1 Girls (12-13 years) only
January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1 January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 2 - School Years 7/8 January, date tbc
LONDON 1 Boys (11-13 years) only if also applying for White Lodge January, date tbc
LONDON 3 Girls (11 years) only January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 2 January, date tbc

 

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 are currently closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH January 2019, date tbc
LONDON 1 Girls (14-15 years)
If also applying for White Lodge
January, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1
School Years 9+
January, date tbc
LONDON 1 Boys (14-15 years)
If also applying for White Lodge
January, date tbc
LONDON 1   (14 years) January, date tbc
LONDON 2  (15 years and boys tbc) January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 1 January, date tbc

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 are currently closed and will reopen in September 2018 for 2019 entry.

BATH January 2019, date tbc
MANCHESTER 1 January, date tbc
BIRMINGHAM 1 January, date tbc
LONDON 3 February, date tbc

Video auditions 2019

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

VIDEO APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL RE-OPEN IN SEPTEMBER.

Video applicants apply using our 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 will be invited to London to attend a final audition in person during March.

Check our video requirements

 

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