How To Apply (2024/25 Entry)
Discover the Application Process
If you're looking to join us from September 2024, this year's application process is different to previous years. Applicants (excluding applicants who wish to audition in North America) can now apply via UCAS. Please see a summary of the process below.
- UK & International (excluding US-based) applicants who are applying to undergraduate & postgraduate courses apply via UCAS.
- All US-based applicants for the Acting courses apply direct to LAMDA.
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 here.
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:
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 12 July 2023.
US applicants should apply directly to LAMDA from 1 September 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
BA (Hons) Professional Acting
Deadline: 11 March 2024
MFA Professional Acting
Deadline: 2 April 2024
MA & MFA Classical Acting
Deadline: 1 May 2024
Deadline: 1 May 2024
MA & MFA Musical Theatre
Deadline: 1 June 2024
BA (Hons) Production & Technical Arts
Deadline: 1 July 2024
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:
Audition Fees & Waivers
The first round audition fee is £15.
The recall audition fee will be confirmed in due course.*
*You may be eligible for an audition fee waiver for the recall fee. Recall fee applies to all courses except Musical Theatre.
We are striving towards making our auditions accessible to all and endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA.
The information you provide will be strictly confidential, and will help our Admissions team to support you through the application and audition process.
Filming a Self-Tape
For your self-tape, you should perform a monologue from a play or script of your choice. Follow our video guide on how to create and submit a self-tape.
Remember to review the individual audition guidelines for your chosen course before filming.