Audition dates and venues

Brian Slater

All applicants to our full-time training courses and our Associate programmes 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 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 7-11 (candidates aged 11-15 years)
Wednesday 16 January
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 Wednesday 16 January
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. 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, Senior and Advanced Associate candidates are invited to attend a preliminary audition in January or February.

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.

Audition dates

 

Newcastle Tuesday 30 April 2019
Birmingham 1 Thursday 2 May (Provisionally 9/10-year-olds)
Birmingham 2 Friday 3 May (Provisionally 9/8-year-olds)
Manchester 1 Wednesday 8 May (Provisionally 9/10-year-olds)
Manchester 2 Thursday 9 May (Provisionally 9/8-year-olds)
Leeds 1 Friday 10 May (Provisionally 9/10-year-olds)
Eastleigh Monday 13 May
Leeds 2 Friday 17 May (Provisionally 9/8-year-olds)
Bath Wednesday 22 May
Totnes Friday 24 May
London 1 Tuesday 28 May (Provisionally 10-year-olds and all boys)
London 2 Wednesday 29 May (Provisionally 10/9-year-olds)
London 3 Thursday 30 May (Provisionally 9/8-years-olds)
London 4 Friday 31 May (Provisionally 8-year-olds)

Please note, venues with more than one date will have the day allocated according to age.

Age allocation guidelines below are provisional only. Class allocation is dependent on the total numbers of applicants which will 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 Wednesday 16 January 2019
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 Wednesday 16 January 2019
Manchester 1 Wednesday 23 January
Birmingham 1 Wednesday 30 January
London Sunday 10 February

Video auditions 2019

Video application forms for 2019 entry are now available.

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.  Please 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 08 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.

2018

Livorno, Italy – 24-25 November 2018 at Associazione Europea Danza (AED) APPLY

Brindisi, Italy – 26-27 November 2018 Accademia Teriscore, with AED APPLY

2019

Chicago, USA - 12-13 January 2019 at Joffrey Tower
APPLY - new audition applicants
APPLY - previous audition applicants

San Francisco, USA - 16 January 2019 at San Francisco Ballet, Chris Hellman Center for Dance 
APPLY - new audition applicants
APPLY - previous audition applicants

Please note: of you have already submitted a video application but prefer to attend the live audition in one of the US venues, please contact: auditions@royalballetschool.org.uk

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

*The Royal Ballet School will not be attending the Youth America Grand Prix this year.