Virtual Open days 2021/22

Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate open days allow you to discover what it’s like to be a student at the Royal Academy of Dance, while our Faculty of Education (FoE) events will support students and graduates as they progress in their studies and careers.

Join us to learn all about the undergraduate, postgraduate or RAD Award programmes that you are interested in, all from the comfort of your own home and wherever you are in the world. At our Virtual Open Days we will be hosting live Information Sessions with our academic staff who will give an overview of our programmes, you will have the chance to chat to our admissions staff about the application process, and our current students will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about life on one of our programmes. You will also be able to take a look at our students in practice in the studio.

It is hoped that during the 2021/22 application cycle we will be able to host an onsite Open Day at our new headquarters and we will update these pages accordingly when this is possible.

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UCAS exhibitions/careers fairs 2021/22

Throughout 2021/22, the FoE will be present at a number of UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs where we will be promoting our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study to prospective students. If you can’t come and visit us at one of our open days, then do come and see us at one of the exhibitions so you can speak to staff members about the RAD and the programmes that we offer.

Visit the UCAS website for further information.

UCAS Events in 2022

Manchester UCAS Exhibition 1-2 March 2022, Manchester Central, Manchester
Sussex UCAS Exhibition 4 March 2022, The Brighton Centre, Brighton
Tyneside UCAS Exhibition 14 June 2022, Utilita Arena Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Birmingham UCAS Exhibition 20 – 21 June 2022, Hall 6, NEC, Birmingham
Liverpool UCAS Exhibition 28 June 2022, ACC Liverpool, Liverpool

Auditions 2021/22

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all on-site auditions for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) programmes will be delivered via video conferencing for the interviews, with video/photo submissions and written tasks in 2021.

The Registry team will be in contact with all applicants that have been invited to audition, to inform you of what you will be required to submit for the amended audition process.

From 2021/22, the Faculty of Education has introduced an Audition Fee waiver for students who may require financial assistance in support of their application. Please see the selection criteria and application form to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns about how the auditions will be conducted, then please email

Audition dates for 2021/22 have been arranged for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) and the BA (Hons) Ballet Education but could be subject to change due to applicant numbers and COVID-19. You will be advised which dates are available on successful initial application.

PGCE: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Audition Dates 2021/22
19 November 2021
6 December 2021
7 January 2022
24 January 2022
18 February 2022
4 March 2022
14 March 2022
28 March 2022
29 April 2022

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Audition Dates 2021/22
26 November 2021
17 January 2022
11 February 2022
21 February 2022
28 February 2022
7 March 2022
21 March 2022
25 April 2022

Insight into auditions

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to audition for one of our programmes and what you need to do to prepare for an audition? Some of our programmes require applicants to attend an audition, or to take part in a telephone interview.
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Want to find out more about the Faculty of Education?

If you have any further questions regarding our open days or audition dates, email us or give us a call.
Admissions Officer
t: +44 (0)20 7326 8086

If you have any further questions regarding our Postgraduate programmes and NQT events, email us or give us a call.
Postgraduate Programmes Officer
t: +44 (0)20 7326 8095