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Auditions & Interview Info
We hold auditions and interviews for our full-time courses in London, across the UK and internationally from November to June* each year. We cannot accept auditions by video.
*First Round auditions run from November until early April, Second Auditions take between January and April. Recalls will take place New York (March) and London (April and June).
Applicants are usually given two to three weeks’ notice of their audition/interview date. However, as this varies and may depend on when an application is received, applicants should be ready to audition/interview at the point of application.
Due to the volume of applications, auditions/interview results cannot be discussed on the telephone. LAMDA is unable to offer deferred entry to any of our courses unless very exceptional circumstances apply.
Note: You are advised to notify us on your application form, prior to audition/interview, if you have a disability. This will allow our Admissions team to provide suitable facilities and implement any reasonable adjustments needed. If you decide not to disclose a disability, this will limit our ability to meet your needs throughout the admissions process. Applicants should be reassured that any information they disclose that may impact on subsequent training at LAMDA is irrelevant to the decision of the audition panel.
Please note that we encourage you to apply early for non-UK venues.
Auditions/interviews are held regularly in London from November 2018 to early April 2019.
UK & Paris
Bristol 12 & 13 January 2019
Leeds 19 & 20 January 2019
Birmingham 26 & 27 January 2019
Dublin 26 & 27 January 2019
Manchester 2 & 3 February 2019
Glasgow 9 & 10 February 2019
Nottingham 9 & 10 February 2019
Cardiff 16 & 17 February 2019
Newcastle 23 February 2019
Liverpool 23 & 24 February 2019
Paris 4, 5 & 6 April 2019
NYC 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 January 2019
Toronto 26 January 2019
Chicago 28 & 29 January and 4 & 5 February 2019
Denver 30 & 31 January 2019
SF 1 February & 10 February 2019
Seattle 6 & 7 February 2019
NYC 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 March 2019
LA 9, 10 & 11 March 2019
Note: all venues and dates are subject to change.
We send all applicants full details of our audition/interview requirements and our admissions process with their audition/interview offer letter.
Below is a summary of what you should prepare for your first-round audition or interview for each LAMDA course. If you are asked to attend a second audition/interview or recall, you will be sent additional information on what to prepare.
BA (HONS) PROFESSIONAL ACTING, MFA PROFESSIONAL ACTING, LAMDA FOUNDATION DIPLOMA AND MA CLASSICAL ACTING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE
Audition criteria for applicants who are auditioning in North America will differ slightly, full information will be sent with your audition offer.
Note: for auditions, you should be comfortably dressed and wear suitable footwear.
You should present:
- one monologue from an Elizabethan or Jacobean play; and
- one monologue from a play written in either the 20th or 21st Century, but not a piece written by you or by an unknown or little-known author.
Each piece should last no longer than three minutes and there must be a clear contrast between the two.
Selected candidates will be required to attend a second audition. Notification of a second audition date is sent giving approximately 2-3 weeks’ notice – however this period may vary at the Academy’s discretion. The second audition is held in London and some UK regional audition venues. Applicants will present two speeches to the audition panel they will then be interviewed by a different panel (or by the audition panel if auditioning at a regional venue).
Notification of a recall date is sent giving approximately 2-3 weeks’ notice – however this period may vary at the Academy’s discretion. The recall held in London consists of a full day’s work. Full details on the recall are sent out with the notification of a recall date.
PRODUCTION & TECHNICAL ARTS: STAGE & SCREEN
You should be prepared to discuss your reasons for wanting to take this course and bring a portfolio showing examples of your work.
Note: all interviews take place in London and there is no second interview or recall for this course.
You should be prepared to discuss your reasons for wanting to take this course and must bring your portfolio with you to help demonstrate aspects of your work.
You will also be asked to direct a short scene with professional actors, which will be observed by a theatre practitioner.
Note: Applicants will only be invited for interview if they have completed a college or university course, and are sufficiently involved in student theatre to indicate serious professional intent; or must have adequate professional experience to meet the demands of the course. Interviews for this course take place in London, if you are an Overseas student you may be able to organise your first round interview via Skype. Please note any subsequent recalls would be in London or New York.
MORE INFORMATION FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS – ALL COURSES
We invite disabled applicants to disclose information on their disability on their application forms to help us make any reasonable adjustment to the audition or interview process.
Disabled applicants may also contact the Registrar prior to their audition or interview to discuss any adjustments they may require.