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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all RAD open days in 2020/21 will now take place online.

At our virtual open days, you will be able to learn much more about the undergraduate or postgraduate programmes that you are interested in, all from the comfort of your own home and while you will not be able to meet our current students and staff in person or tour the facilities, you will find out lots of information about 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 register your interest now?


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Open Days for 2020 (applicants applying for Sept 2021)
Date Location
Thursday 29 October 2020 Online
Thursday 12 November 2020 Online
Friday 19 February 2021 Online

PGCE: Dance Teaching –NQT networking events

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

UCAS exhibitions/careers fairs 2020/21

Throughout 2020/21, 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 have been cancelled for the rest of 2020.

Visit the UCAS website for further information.

Date Exhibition Venue

Auditions 2020/21

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 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 be conducted, then please email

Audition dates for 2020/21 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 application.

PGCE: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Audition Dates 2020/21
16 November 2020
30 November 2020
8 January 2021
22 January 2021
12 February 2021
22 February 2021
15 March 2021
29 March 2021
30 April 2021

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Audition Dates 2020/21
27 November 2020
18 January 2021
5 February 2021
15 February 2021
1 March 2021
8 March 2021
22 March 2021
26 April 2021

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