Open days

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.

Undergraduate & Postgraduate open days at the RAD, London

At our open days, you will be able to learn much more about the undergraduate or postgraduate programmes that you are interested in.  You will meet current students and staff, join in practical sessions, tour our building and facilities and gather for an informal lunch to find out information on all aspects of life at the RAD should you choose to study with us. It’s not just about the information, it’s also about the experience, so why not book your place now?


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Open Days for 2020 (applicants applying for Sept 2021)
Date Location
Thursday 29 October 2020* *Please note the October date has been amended from 22 October to 29 October to align with Wandsworth half term. RAD headquarters, London (10am-3pm)
Thursday 12 November 2020 RAD headquarters, London (10am - 3pm)
Friday 19 February 2021 RAD headquarters, London (10am-3pm)

PGCE: Dance Teaching –NQT networking events

Further information on Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) networking events will be posted here.

UCAS exhibitions/careers fairs 2019/20

Throughout 2019/20, 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.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs in March have been postponed.

Visit the UCAS website for further information.

Date Exhibition Venue
30 April 2020 Newcastle - Utilita Arena Newcastle (formerly Metro Radio Arena)
11 June 2020 Suffolk - University of Suffolk
16-17 June 2020 West & North Yorkshire - Leeds Beckett University
22-23 June 2020 Birmingham - NEC Birmingham
1 July 2020 Liverpool - Liverpool ACC
8 September 2020 Edinburgh - Royal Highland Centre
15 September 2020 Glasgow - Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Auditions 2019/20

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, scheduled to take place from 23 March 2020 at RAD headquarters, London will now be delivered via skype interviews, video/photo submissions and written tasks.

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

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

Audition dates 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. You will be advised which dates are available on successful application.

PGCE: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Audition Dates 2019/20
30 March 2020
1 May 2020

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Audition Dates 2019/20
23 March 2020
27 April 2020

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, Train to Teach and NQT events, email us or give us a call.
Postgraduate Programmes Officer
t: +44 (0)20 7326 8095