How to apply

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Applications for our full-time courses open this Autumn - sign up here and we'll email you when they open.

We want to make sure the application process is as smooth as possible for you. If you have any questions or need help along the way, let us know at [email protected]

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

    Information for full time acting courses auditions

    Applications for full-time acting courses are now closed. Applications for 2021 entry will open in autumn 2020.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have moved our audition process over to a digital format. Our admissions department will be in touch with applicants due to have their first-round audition with details on how to prepare for a self-tape audition. We’ve compiled this list to help you choose your audition pieces.

    If you are successful, you’ll be invited for a digital recall audition which will contain one or two stages. The marks from your first audition will inform the decision of what stages you need to take part in.

    Stage One

    Applicants are asked to self-tape two monologues (one classical, one contemporary) these will be reviewed, and a decision will be made as to whether you progress to Stage Two. Stage one will take place in April running into May.

    Stage Two

    Applicants will have an online interview audition with the Director and/or the Heads of Acting at LAMDA. Further details of what to prepare will be sent out with the audition date and time. Stage Two will take place in May running into June. It is at this stage that you will need to pay the UK/EU recall audition fee of £48 if applicable (£24 for Foundation Diploma and MA Directing).

    If applicants do not progress to Stage Two in the new recall process, we will refund your recall top up audition fee in full (If already paid).

    If you do not want to take part in this year's recall process, please email [email protected] and we will refund any recall fees already paid. Please note that we cannot defer recalls or offer places to next year.


    Your speech should be a monologue from a play of your choice. This can be any piece, but if you need some ideas, take a look here for a selection of monologues. 

    We will try to give you at least two to three weeks notice of your audition time, however this cannot be guaranteed.

    If you required additional support please email Amy Richardson, Registrar on [email protected]. The information you provide, which will be strictly confidential, will help our admissions team to ensure that your access needs are met, and to support you through the application and audition process.

    If you do not wish to do a self-tape audition, we will offer you a full refund of your application fee. Our admissions team will be in touch with more details.