Open days 2024/25

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.

Come and see us onsite to learn all about the undergraduate, postgraduate or RAD Award programmes that you are interested in. At our Open Days we will be hosting 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.

Our next onsite open day will be on 12 July 2024 from 10am-2.00pm.

Open Auditions Call

On 12 July 2024, we will be hosting an ‘Open’ audition for our BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme.

If you have passed Intermediate ballet or are due to take your intermediate examination and are interested in applying to start in September 2024 or 2025, come along and experience a pre-application audition!

You will be assessed in an intermediate level ballet class and you will need to have prepared a short teaching extract. Interviews will be conducted at a later date. For more information on how to prepare for these auditions – please see the selection criteria for the BA Ballet Education here.

Applicants who apply through Clearing can also attend a separate Clearing audition at the end of August.

Register your interest via the booking form.

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UCAS exhibitions/careers fairs 2023/24

Throughout 2023/24, 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 2023/24

UCAS Discovery, Liverpool Exhibition 14 June 2024, Liverpool ACC
UCAS Discovery, Newcastle Exhibition 21 June 2024, Utilita Arena
UCAS Discovery, Birmingham Exhibition 24-25 June 2024, NEC
UCAS Discovery, Edinburgh Exhibition 3 September 2024, Royal Highland Centre

Auditions 2023/24

On-site auditions for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme will take place at our headquarters in London.

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 audition process.

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 faculty@rad.org.uk.

Audition dates for 2023/24 have been arranged for 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 initial application.

Interviews 2023/24

The Faculty of Education has introduced interviews for the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme from 2022. Interview dates have been arranged but could be subject to change due to applicant numbers. You will be advised which dates are available on successful initial application.

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Audition Dates 2023/24
19 October 2023 - Open Audition
10 January 2024
22 January 2024
12 February 2024
15 February 2024, Open Audition
19 February 2024
28 February 2024
11 March 2024
25 March 2024
22 April 2024
12 July 2024, Open Audition
27 August 2024, Clearing Audition

BA (Hons) Dance Education Interview Dates 2023/24
Clearing 2023 - TBC
8 December 2023
18 January 2024
1 February 2024
15 February 2024
7 March 2024
21 March 2024
11 April 2024
25 April 2024
9 May 2024
Clearing 2024 - TBC

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.
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