All applicants are offered an audition, interview or portfolio assessment designed to assess both attainment and potential. For details of the audition and interview arrangements for each programme, please refer to the programme description pages:
The School holds Acting auditions annually in London and New York.
In addition, first round auditions are also held in Newcastle and Bristol: there are a limited number of audition places in these venues, which will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. When completing the online application, applicants should select Bristol or Newcastle as their choice of audition venue.
All Acting applicants are required to attend an audition in person. We do not accept recordings or arrange Skype auditions.
The audition procedure is a three-stage process: the first round audition, the second round audition and the final recall audition. You must pass each stage in order to proceed to the next. Final recall auditions take place in London. If you are unable to attend the final recall auditions, you cannot be considered for a place on the Acting programme.
Find details of Acting audition requirements
The School holds Music auditions annually in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.
Overseas audition venues are not available for every Music programme. Please note the following programmes/instruments will be auditioned and interviewed in London only:
- Chamber Music. Applicants interested in applying for Chamber Music should contact Antoine Kaiserman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Composition. For composers applying to the BMus or Guildhall Artist programme selection is based on an initial evaluation of a submitted portfolio of compositions, following which applicants may then be called for interview. Undergraduate applicants may also be given a musicianship test.
All Music applicants are required to attend an audition in person except in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Antoine Kaiserman at email@example.com for details.
Find details of Music audition requirements
The School holds Technical Theatre interviews annually in London, New York and at the annual USITT Show.
Technical Theatre applicants who do not explicitly demonstrate any experience of working on theatre productions in a role relevant to their chosen pathway may not be considered for interview.
Applicants invited for interview in London will spend a whole day at the School.
Find details of Technical Theatre interview requirements
Special Arrangements for Applicants with Declared Disabilities
We will consider all reasonable adjustments to enable you to achieve the very best from your audition or interview. You will be asked to provide details of any adjustments you may require on the application form, but you can also contact us directly using the contact details below.
For students who have a physical disability which will affect access arrangements, we will ensure auditions are held in a room with step-free access.
It is not necessary to request extra time as our auditions and interviews are not normally time-limited. However, applicants who are required to take sight reading or a test, and who declare a visual impairment and/or dysgraphia/dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, will be entitled to extra time.
Please note, only BMus applicants in the following departments can expect to have a sight reading or a test at audition:
- Wind, Brass & Percussion
If you have any queries or issues please contact us directly:
Antoine Kaiserman, Deputy Head of Music Administration
Technical Theatre interviews