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 open in the Autumn Term each year. Applications for Junior Associates open at the beginning of the Spring Term each year.

UK auditions 2021

UK preliminary auditions for full-time training will be held in Bath, Birmingham, Dundee, London and Manchester in January and February 2021.

Final auditions for applicants who are successful at the preliminary stage are held in London in February and March 2021.

COVID-19 update: these dates, times and venues are subject to change.

 

Audition

Date

London 1 – Boys only
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Sunday 10 January
Bath
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Wednesday 13 January
London 2 – Girls only
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Sunday 17 January
Manchester 1
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Wednesday 20 January
Manchester 2
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Thursday 21 January
London 3 – Girls only
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Sunday 24 January
Dundee
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Tuesday 26 January
Birmingham 1
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Thursday 28 January
Birmingham 2
White Lodge, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Mid Associates, Year 7 (11 years of age)
Friday 29 January
London 4 – Girls only
Upper School, 1st Year (16 years of age)
Advanced Associates (16 years of age)
Sunday 31 January

COVID-19 update: these dates, times and venues are subject to change.

 

Audition

Date

White Lodge final 1 Thursday 25 February
White Lodge final 2 Friday 26 February
White Lodge final 3 Thursday 4 and Friday 5 March
Upper School semi-final Saturday 13 March
Upper School final Sunday 14 March

Video auditions 2021

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.

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.

International auditions 2021

Audition closer to home at one of our international preliminary auditions in Spain, Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy or the USA. Find out more.

Associate auditions 2021

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

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

Mid, Senior and Advanced Associate candidates are invited to attend a preliminary audition in January or February.

Audition dates

Totnes tbc
Bath tbc
Birmingham tbc
Manchester tbc
Eastleigh tbc
Leeds tbc
Newcastle tbc
Dundee tbc
London tbc

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.