Audition Fee Waivers

LAMDA is committed to recruiting the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

LAMDA recognises that auditioning and interviewing for drama school can be costly. We charge an audition fee to cover the administrative costs of processing the thousands of applications we receive, as well as the logistical costs of running our audition venues, but we make no profit through our audition process and do our best keep our fee as low as possible. Through the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, we are able to offer several free audition and interview places each year for applicants in financial need. Please note that places are limited and offered on a first come basis.

Receiving an audition or interview fee waiver will not affect your application in any way and the audition/interview panel will not know which applicants have received a waiver.


The following information is for UK residents applying to LAMDA’s BA (Hons) Professional Acting or Production & Technical Arts courses only.

You may be eligible to receive an audition or interview fee waiver if you are:

  • a current UK resident
  • applying for an undergraduate course (either a BA or Foundation Degree)
  • new to Higher Education (with no previous degree or any other Higher Education-level qualification)
  • and have an annual household income of less than £25,000.

If you would like to apply for a waiver, visit the CDD website for more information and to download an application form. You should do this as early as possible in the applications process, and before you apply to LAMDA.

Note: The Conservatoire reserves the right to request written proof that you meet the criteria listed above.