How to apply

Applications for 2022/23 entry are now open

We want to make sure the application process is as smooth as possible for you. Be sure to read all of the information as the course you're applying for, your individual circumstances or where you live, may change the application or audition process.

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

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Application process FAQs

    The application process for all courses

    The process
    1. Click 'Apply Now' on the course page

      Go to the web page which features the course you wish to apply to. Click on the 'Apply Now' button. You’ll then be directed to Quercus, our online application system.

      If your course requires an audition, you will need to use the link on the course page that is applicable to your circumstances and where you live.

    2. Fill in your application form and remember to save the form as you go

      Follow the steps to complete the application form. You can save it and come back at any point, just make sure you don’t miss the deadline! All application deadlines are listed on the course pages.

      You’ll be asked about your education and relevant experience and also (if relevant) when you’re available for an interview or audition (depending on your course).

    3. You will receive a confirmation email

      Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll get a confirmation email from our admissions team.

      Review the audition process if your course requires one. The process may be different, depending on your location, read more below. If applicable to your course and application, the email will contain instructions on how to submit your first round self tape. This self tape will form your first round audition and be sent to our audition panel.

      If you are applying for our Production & Technical Arts courses or our MA Directing course you will receive a confirmation email, and if your initial application is successful you will receive an invitation to interview.

    4. Create a LAMDA Account

      Go to 'My Account' on our main menu and create an account. This is how we will process your tuition fees if you are successful and tailor your email preferences, but it also means you can book tickets for shows, workshops and events at LAMDA easily. We'd love you to experience what we do.

    Accessible Interviews, Auditions & Training

    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]

    How do I apply for an acting course?

    The audition process for 2022/23 entry

    If the course you're applying for requires an audition, [BA Professional Acting, Mfa Professional Acting or MA Classical Acting] the process may be different depending on where you live in the world or your personal circumstances.

    If you live in the UK or Internationally [excluding the US] find out more about the audition process here.

    In Spring 2022 we held in person auditions in the United States for those living in North America.

    Update: March 2022
    Auditions for 2022/23 entry to our full time courses have now finished in the US. There are spaces left on our short courses running this Spring and Summer.

    How to apply for courses that do not require an audition

    Following the submission of your initial application form. Find further information below regarding the application process for courses that require an interview.

    How do I apply for a production and technical arts course?

    Following your completion of the application form, we will process your application.

    There is no charge for your application.

    Should your application be successful we will invite you to an interview that will take place in person. In advance of your interview you may be asked to submit some portfolio material for review by the interviewer. 

    Here are some things you should be aware of: 

    • Once we have received and processed your application, we will contact you with an interview date 

    We are not able to provide feedback for interviews.

    Notification of results

    After you have had your interview, we will do our best to get you your result within three weeks. We will let you know if: 

    • We would like to offer you a place on the course 

    • You’ve not been successful this time 

    Once you have submitted your application form, a member of the admissions team will review your CV and personal statement to check that your application meets the entry requirements.

    The administration fee for your application for MA Directing is £15.

    Once we have received and processed your application, you will then be invited to interview with our panel via Zoom. We will contact you with an interview date.

    If you’re successful in your interview, we will invite you to a final recall. We are hoping that the final recall will take place in person at LAMDA, however this will depend on the restrictions in place at the time. 

    We will not be able to provide feedback on preliminary interviews 

    Notification of results

    After you have had your preliminary interview, we will do our best to get you your result within three weeks. We will let you know if: 

    • We would like to call you back for a final recall

    • You’ve not been successful this time