The audition process for UK and non US based applicants

Audition process for 2022 entry

The 2022 entry audition process

This audition process is for applicants from the UK and International applicants, excluding those from the United States.

If you're from the United States a different audition process will apply as part of our North America Audition tour. There are some exceptions, which are outlined below.

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. 

Audition fees [BA (Hons) Professional Acting, Mfa Professional Acting and MA Classical Acting]

The first round audition fee is £15.
The recall audition fee is £36. However, you may be eligible for an audition fee waiver for the recall fee.

Once you've followed the steps on our How to Apply page and filled in the application form, we will send you a confirmation email. After we have received and processed your application, we will email you to tell you how to upload your self-tape, which is the first round audition. You will have 14 days from the date of submission to send LAMDA a link to your self-tape.

  • For your self-tape you should perform a monologue from a play or script of your choice. Monologue suggestions can be found here.
  • We recommend that for your first self-tape audition you perform a contemporary monologue, rather than a classical monologue.
  • You can edit the text of 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 or direction. We want to see your character choices and interpretation of the text. 

Learn how to film a self tape

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 panel to view. Once a member of the panel has reviewed and assessed your tape, we will send you the result.

If your first round audition is successful, you will be invited to a final recall and we may refer to your self tape again, at a later date. The final recall will be in person at LAMDA, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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. 

Notification of results 

After you have submitted your self-tape we will do our best to send 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 2-3 weeks beforehand.

Application notification and waitlisting 

After the recall audition, it will take around 2-3 weeks to receive your result.

We will let you know if:

  • You are successful and we would like to offer you a place 

  • You have not been successful this time

  • You have been put on the waiting list for a place on a course 

Once you've followed the steps on our How to Apply page and filled in the application form, we will send you a confirmation email. After we have received and processed your application, we will email you to tell you how to upload your self-tape, which is the first round audition. You will have 14 days from the date of submission to send LAMDA a link to your self-tape.

Learn how to film a self tape

  • For your self-tape you should perform a monologue from a play or script of your choice. Monologue suggestions can be found here.
  • We recommend that for your first self-tape audition you perform a contemporary monologue, rather than a classical monologue.
  • You can edit the text of 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 or direction. We want to see your character choices and interpretation of the text. 

What happens next? 

A member of our admissions team will check that the 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 successful and recalled we may need access your self-tape later. We will tell you more about this when we send you your results.

You will either be invited to a second preliminary audition over Zoom or a final recall in person. We are hoping that the final recall will take place in person at LAMDA, however this will depend on any COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Audition via Zoom 

We may ask you to attend an audition over Zoom after your self-tape first round 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 

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 

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.