Audition Technique

Whether you’re applying to drama school or working on new material for professional auditions, this two week course provides an opportunity to develop your skills.
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In-person at LAMDA

Application Fee

Course Fee

Course Length
2 weeks​​​

Course Date
Monday 14-Friday 25 August 2023

Course Time
10:00-5:30pm [BST]

Application deadline
Friday 4 August at 3pm [BST]

Applications are now closed for this course.

Is this course for me?

The rules of good practice in auditions are universal. This course is suitable for anyone who finds themselves in an audition situation - both professional actors who want help learning to adapt to different audition styles and handle nerves, as well as those looking to apply to drama school. As this course will have students from a range of backgrounds and experience levels, you will learn both from your peers as well as the course practitioners. 

Key information

Acting experience is required for this course, however it doesn't have to be professional, nor classical.

In order to train on this course, you should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0 or equivalent English Language experience.

You can apply for this course through LAMDA directly.

Fee: £1075

Application fee: £21

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £175 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will then need to pay the remainder of the course fee within 28 days at the latest.

Please see below for information about our cancellation / refund policy:


About the course

The course is fast paced and packed to the brim. You will touch on lots of different audition styles and approaches, giving you the opportunity to try out different practices, that are potentially unfamiliar, in a safe environment. You'll have the opportunity to deep-dive into all forms of audition; from screen and self-taping, to singing, contemporary and classical theatre and sight reading.

You'll work on confidence in the audition room, how to make an impact and how to show your best work. The course will also include how to work on audition material - enabling your independent practice and providing you with processes and techniques that you can take away and apply after you've completed the course.

You will be exposed to a range of texts and get to know new material, as well as have the chance to exchange and connect with other professional actors and actors in training.

What will I be doing?

  • Learn how to handle audition nerves and find confidence in the audition room
  • Learn what makes a good audition and how to make an impact
  • Learn how to select future audition material and be introduced to a range of texts
  • Learn key skills and tips to take forward to future auditions
  • Time for reflection alongside regular time up on your feet performing within your smaller groups
  • Learn how to respond to notes and redirection quickly

Who will be teaching on this course?*

Ami Sayers (Classical monologues and duologues), James Harkness (Contemporary monologues and Audition technique), Ruth Phillips (Movement), Annabel Mutale Reed/Luke Byrne (Singing).

Voice & Screen tutors to be confirmed.

*Tutors may be subject to change