How to apply

It's easy and quick!

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].

Here are the first steps: 

  1. Click on the apply now link on any of our course pages and you’ll be directed to Quercus, our online application system.
  2. 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! You’ll be asked about your education and relevant experience and also when you’re free for an audition. 
  3. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll get a confirmation email and then we’ll be in touch.

We are striving to make our auditions accessible to all and we endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA.

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.

For prospective applicants, LAMDA’s COVID-19 Amended Delivery Overview offers an indication of what you can expect from the way courses will be delivered in 2021/22. It details how training is currently being offered through blended learning, and that opportunities for industry-related activities (such as showcases, performances and trips) are still operating, just at a reduced capacity. All aspects of the course may change in response to the UK and local government guidance. Prospective applicants can also receive up to date information about what to expect before application and enrolment from our admissions team: [email protected]

    Information for full time courses

    Due to the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, our first round auditions or interviews will all now take place digitally. Please select the course from the drop down list below for more information.

    Your first audition will take the format of a self-tape. If you do not have experience with self-taping please watch the following video.

    For your self-tape you should perform a monologue from a play or script of your choice. If you need some ideas you can take a look through these links to monologue texts. We recommend that you perform a contemporary monologue rather than a classical. If you’re successful you will either be invited to a second preliminary audition over zoom or 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.

    Here are some things you should be aware of:

    • Once we have received and processed your application we will get in touch to tell you how you can upload your self-tape. You will have 14 days from the date of submission to send us a link to your self-tape
    • You can edit your monologue but make sure it still makes sense as a stand-alone speech. For example, if you are combining two short pieces to form a longer monologue, make sure that it flows well as a whole
    • We like to see auditions that you have been prepared without anyone else’s help. We want to see your character choices and interpretation of the text

    What happens next?

    A member of our admissions team will check that link and password you provided both work. They will contact you if they find any problems.

    If everything is fine, they’ll send your video to a member of the audition squad to view. Once that member has reviewed and assessed your tape we will send you the result.

    If you are unsuccessful in progressing to the next stage we will delete all links to your self-tape. Unfortunately, we are not be able to provide feedback on self-tapes.

    If you are recalled we may need access your self-tape later. We will tell you more about this when we send you your results.

    Notification of results

    After you have submitted your self-tape we do our best to get you your result to within three weeks. We will let you know if:

    • We would like to see you for a further preliminary audition. This will take place over Zoom (at no extra cost)
    • We would like to call you back for a final recall. Extra fees may apply, please click here to see if you qualify for a free recall audition
    • You’ve not been successful this time
    • If we think you may be better suited for a different course

    Audition via Zoom

    We may ask you to attend an audition over Zoom after your self-tape audition. If this happens, we’ll send you full details of what you can expect.

    Recall audition

    If you are offered a recall, we’ll send you the date of the recall audition, and all the details about what to expect, about two to three weeks in advance.

    Application notification and waitlisting.

    After the recall audition, it will take around two to three weeks to get your result. We’ll let you know if:

    • You’re successful and we’d like to offer you a place
    • You’ve not been successful this time
    • You have been waitlisted for a place on a course

    Do you have access requirements for your audition?

    We are striving to make our auditions accessible to all and we endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA. If you have access needs or require adjustments for your audition please contact [email protected]

    The information you provide will be strictly confidential. It will help our admissions team ensure that your access needs are met, and help them to support you through the application and audition process.

    Your first audition will take the form of a self-tape. If you do not have experience with self-taping please watch the following video.

    For your self-tape you should perform two monologues from your own choice of classical plays.

    If you’re successful you will be invited to a final recall over Zoom for which there will be an additional cost. We will send you the full list of requirements for this ahead of your recall.

    Here are some things you should be aware of:

    • Once we have received and processed your application, we will get in touch to let you know how to upload your self-tape. You will have 14 days from the date of your submission to send us a link to your self-tape
    • You can edit your monologue but make sure it makes sense as a stand-alone speech. For example, if you are combining two short pieces to form a longer monologue, make sure that it flows well as a whole.
    • We like to see auditions that you have prepared without anyone else’s help . We want to see your character choices and interpretation of the text.

    What happens next?

    A member of our admissions team will access your video to check that the link and password you provided both work. They will contact you if they find any problems.

    If everything is fine, they will send your video to a member of the audition squad to view. Once a member of the squad has reviewed and assessed your tape we will send you the result.

    If you are unsuccessful in progressing to the next stage we will delete all links to your self-tape. Unfortunately, we are not be able to provide feedback on self-tapes.

    If you are recalled we may need access to your self-tape later. We will tell you more about this when we send you your results.

    Recall audition

    If you are offered a recall, we’ll send you the date of the recall audition, and all the details about what to expect, about two to three weeks beforehand.

    Notification of results

    After you have submitted your self-tape we will do our best to get your result within three weeks. We will let you know if;

    • We would like to see you for a final recall. This will take place over via Zoom. An extra fee will apply, but please click here to see if you qualify for a free recall audition
    • You’ve not been successful this time
    • If we think you may be better suited for a different course

    Do you have access requirements for your audition?

    We are striving to make our auditions accessible to all and we endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA. If you have access needs or require adjustments to your audition please contact [email protected]

    The information you provide will be strictly confidential. It will help our admissions team to ensure that your access needs are met, and help them to support you through the application and audition process.

    Your first audition will take the format of a self-tape. If you do not have experience with self-taping please watch the following video.

    For your self-tape you should perform a monologue from a play or script of your choice.I If you need some ideas you can take a look through these links to monologue texts. We recommend that for your first audition you perform a contemporary monologue rather than a classical. If you’re successful you will be invited 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.

    Here are some things you should be aware of:

    • Once we have received and processed your application we will get in touch to tell you how you can upload your self-tape. You will have 14 days from the date of submission to send us a link to your self-tape.
    • You can edit your monologue but make sure it makes sense as a stand-alone speech. For example, if you are combining two short pieces to form a longer monologue, make sure that it flows well as a whole.
    • We like to see auditions that you have prepared without anyone else’s help. We want to see your character choices and interpretation of the text.

    What happens next?

    A member of our admissions team will access your video to check that the link and password you provided both work. They will contact you if they find any problems.

    If everything is fine, they will send your video to a member of the audition squad to view. Once a member of the squad has reviewed and assessed your tape we will send you the result.

    If you are unsuccessful in progressing to the next stage we will delete all links to your self-tape. Unfortunately, we are not be able to provide feedback on self-tapes.

    If you are recalled we may need access to your self-tape later. We will tell you more about this when we send you your result.

    Notification of results

    After you have submitted your self-tape we will do you 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. Extra fees will apply
    • You’ve not been successful this time
    • If we think you may be better suited for a different course

    Recall Audition

    If we offer you a recall, we will send you the date of your recall audition, and full details about what to expect, around two to three weeks beforehand.

    Application notification and waitlisting

    After the recall audition, it will take around two to three weeks to get your result. We’ll let you know if:

    • You’re successful and we’d like to offer you a place
    • You’ve not been successful this time
    • You have been waitlisted for a place on a course

    Do you have access requirements for your audition?

    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. If you have access needs or require adjustments for your audition please contact [email protected]

    The information you provide will be strictly confidential. It will help our admissions team to ensure that your access needs are met, and help them to support you through the application and audition process.

    Once you have submitted your application, a member of the admissions team will review your CV and personal statement to check that your application meets the entry requirements. Your interview will take place over Zoom.

    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.

    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 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. Extra fees will apply but please click here to see if you qualify for a free recall audition
    • You’ve not been successful this time

    Do you have access requirements for your interview?

    We are striving towards making our interviews and auditions accessible to all and endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA. If you have access needs or require adjustments for your audition or interview please contact [email protected]

    The information you provide will be strictly confidential, it will help our admissions team to ensure that your access needs are met, and help them to support you through the application and audition and interview process.

    We will invite you to an interview that will take place over Zoom. 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 be 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

    Do you have access requirements for your interview?

    We are striving towards making our interviews and auditions accessible to all and endeavour to support any access needs that you require in order to audition or interview for LAMDA. If you have access needs or require adjustments for your audition or interview please contact [email protected]

    The information you provide will be strictly confidential, it will help our admissions team to ensure that your access needs are met, and help them to support you through the application and audition and interview process.

    FAQs

    LAMDA training is rigorous and intensive as we believe in helping nurture the next generation of trailblazers and creative artists. So as well as evident acting ability, you’ll need to have a dedicated attitude and a limitless imagination. We believe that drama is a collaborative art form and our training is based on the ethos of ensemble, so you’ll need to have a willingness to work in a group and the capability to be adaptive and receptive. Our training is thorough and so we’ll also be looking for a readiness to work hard. Each course page has a detailed description of the different criteria.  

    We are not concerned about your academic experience or qualifications. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or if you have any disabilities, as long as you are passionate about developing your talent and learning new skills. However, if you're applying for our MFA Professional Acting or MA Classical Acting courses, you will need a BA degree or equivalent, or relevant professional experience.  

    Please let us know in advance if you need any adjustments or special requirements made to your audition due to a disability.  If you have a disability that is not visible, for example dyslexia or epilepsy, please let the LAMDA Registrar know so that we can make sure any facilities are available for you if appropriate. Any information you give us won’t affect your application and will remain confidential. We’ll only let other staff members know with your permission.  

    There are only a very limited number of places available at LAMDA. If you’re not offered a place straight away, you may be placed on a waiting list. This means if someone who was offered a place decides not to accept their place, it may become available to you. The waitlist will be in operation until the August prior to the start of the course.  

    We cannot offer feedback on self-tapes. However, feedback will be given during the recall auditions. The audition team’s decision is final, and any feedback provided will not alter the decision taken.

    The audition procedures are intended to be fair and transparent. When you apply for a place at LAMDA, your entry is on the understanding that there is an acceptance of the professional judgement of the audition team. The only grounds for an appeal are if you feel that your audition was not judged fairly and can clearly demonstrate the reasons why this was the case.  

    All appeals must be made in writing within two weeks of the audition date, not the result.  

    The full policy and procedures for appeals and complaints to do with admissions is available here

    All self-tapes will be subject to GDPR guidelines and will be deleted once a final decision has been made regarding an applicant's result.

    Recall auditions are currently scheduled to take place in early April. If you intend to  travel from overseas to audition for us , we will try and schedule you in for your first audition at the end of March, so that if you are recalled you may be able to complete both rounds over a few days.  Alternatively, you can give us your preferred dates when you apply and we will try to accommodate them, but we cannot guarantee this.

    We are striving towards making our auditions accessible to all and endeavour to support an individual’s access needs on any given audition date.

    We may be able to offer you a Zoom recall audition please contact the admissions team for more information.