For the safety of everyone, we have decided to move our auditions online and avoid people travelling to our building. All applicants will now need to audition by video.

See below for more information about the video audition process.

2021 Entry

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed. Applications for September 2022 entry will open in the Autumn term.


How to apply

  1. Apply directly through our website via the application form 
  2. Pay the £25 application fee by clicking on the link below. Fee waivers are available
  3. Once we have received your application form and payment, we will invite you to submit a video audition.  

Pay the application fee

Application fee waivers

We are able to offer a number of application fee waivers to UK applicants from low-income backgrounds that may not otherwise be able to make an application. For further information about eligibility and how to apply please visit the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

Video auditions

All applicants will be required to submit a video audition by 7th April 2021, 1pm.

Important: You must have submitted an application form first, and by 29th March 2021 1pm, in order to be considered.

Please refer to our Video Audition Requirements and Criteria below for full details of what to include in your video and what our panel will be assessing. Please be assured that you will not be assessed on the quality of the filming or your editing skills.

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The interview

Our audition panel will review the videos and shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an online interview. The interview will be with at least two members of the Higher Education team.

Ahead of the interview, you will be asked to research a circus company that has been founded within the last 15 years, in preparation to discuss one or more of the following:

Movement qualities

Theatrical style

Circus content



If you have any questions about the application and audition procedure please contact the Admissions and Registry Manager, Joanna Gray on or call 020 7613 8244.

Audition results

Candidates will be notified of their audition result by email within three weeks of the audition deadline.

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