How To Apply (2025/26)

The Application Process

If you're planning to apply to LAMDA, please see a summary of the process below.

Find more detailed information and specific process requirements on the individual course pages.

If you would like to apply for a short course, find out more about how to apply.

If you have any questions or need help along the way, let us know at [email protected]

Start your application on the specific course page:

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    About Applying

    Read our frequently asked questions about how to apply.

    Application Process FAQs

    About Auditioning

    There is a different audition process depending on where you're based.

    Explore the Audition Process

    The process
    1. Start by finding a course for you

      Browse our range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses on our Explore Courses web page to find a course that's right for you.

    2. To apply for any course, visit the course page and start an application form

      There is a different application form depending on your location.

      UK and International applicants should apply via UCAS from July 2024.

      US applicants should apply directly to LAMDA from September 2024.

      To see if you are eligible for an application fee waiver support, apply to our Pathways Programme by 16 December 2024. 

      To start an application for your chosen course, click on the Apply Now button that mentions your location on your chosen course page.

      Save the form as you go and then submit it when you're ready.

    3. Submit your application and prepare for your audition/interview

      The next steps depend on your location and your course type. Some of our courses require an audition, while others require an interview. If your course requires an interview (BA (Hons) or BA top-up Production & Technical Arts or MA Directing) you will be notified after submitting your initial application form.

      If you're based in the UK or outside of the US, you'll be asked to submit a self-tape which will be used as your first-round audition.

      If you're based in the US you'll be offered an in-person audition as part of our North America Tour.

    4. If you're successful, prepare for your next audition

      If you're based in the UK or outside of the US and your self-tape is successful, you will either be invited to a second preliminary audition over Zoom and/or a final recall in-person at LAMDA in spring or summer.

      If you're based in the US and your in-person first round audition is successful, you will be invited to an in-person final recall in New York or Los Angeles at a later date.

    5. Refer to the specific course page for further important information

      The course page will feature all of the relevant information on the application, interview/audition process, alongside entry criteria.

      It also includes tips on how to make the most of the process and how to prepare effectively.

    Further information

    We are striving to make our interviews, auditions and training accessible to all and we endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA. The best way for us to tailor your audition or interview to your needs is to add any detail or requests into your application form and we will strive to accommodate these.

    Equally if you require support completing your application form or have any questions, contact us via [email protected]

    You may be eligible for an audition fee waiver and application support through our Pathways Programme. Learn more about the Pathways Programme.

    BA (Hons) Professional Acting
    Deadline: 11 March 2025  

    MFA Professional Acting
    2 April 2025 

    MA & MFA Classical Acting
    Deadline: 1 May 2025 

    MA Directing
    Deadline: 1 May 2025

    MA & MFA Musical Theatre
    Deadline: 1 May 2025 

    BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts
    Deadline: 1 July 2025 

    We have a limited number of auditions available for North America in January and February. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Once venues are full no further dates will be scheduled. Venues with availability will remain open until approximately 48 hours before the scheduled dates.

    We are returning to North America to host in-person auditions for our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, MFA Professional Acting, MA / MFA Classical Acting and MA / MFA Musical Theatre courses.

    If you live in North America, you are eligible for our US in-person auditions.

    View the location and tour dates:

    Auditioning in the US

    Make sure you review our Terms and Conditions before submitting your application. Please note that LAMDA does not require references as part of your application.