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?

It is essential to book for our open days.

Open Days for 2019 (applicants applying for Sept 2020)
Date Location
Monday 21 October 2019 Yorkshire Dance, Leeds (10am - 2pm - tbc)
Thursday 24 October 2019 RAD headquarters, London (10am - 3pm)
Thursday 14 November 2019 RAD headquarters, London (10am - 3pm)

PGCE: Dance Teaching –NQT networking events

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

PGCE: Dance Teaching – Train to Teach events

Train to Teach events are the perfect opportunity to find out more about teacher training and receive advice from experts and training providers. They’ll tell you everything you need to know about funding,  different training courses, how to submit a successful application and what a career in teaching is really like.

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. Visit the UCAS website for further information.

Date Exhibition
3 September 2019 UCAS Exhibition Glasgow - SEC Centre
17 September 2019 UCAS Exhibition Edinburgh - Royal Highland Centre
30 September-1 October 2019 UCAS Create Your Future, London ExCel
26-27 November 2019 UCAS Create Your Future, Manchester Central

Auditions 2019/20

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:DT Audition Dates 2019/20
•18 November 2019
•2 December 2019
•10 January 2020
•24 January 2020
•14 February 2020
•24 February 2020
•20 March 2020
•30 March 2020
•1 May 2020

BABE Audition Dates 2019/20
•29 November 2019
•27 January 2020
•7 February 2020
•17 February 2020
•2 March 2020
•9 March 2020
•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.
Find out more

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
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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
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