Saturday: Preparing for Audition - 2018/19 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

How to apply
Course Code:
1 day
£40 plus booking fee (discount for Conservatoire applicants)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
City Centre

This course runs on the following dates:

  • 17 Feb 2018

Preparing for Audition is a full one-day workshop where you can get tuition in what to expect from drama school auditions and get individual help with their prepared pieces. You will be expected to work and remain focused throughout the day and this will reflect some of the intensity of concentration and energy needed to get through a workshop recall audition or indeed an average day in a drama school.

We'd like to offer all students taking part in this audition workshop a free ticket to The Way of the World - a production from our theatre company starring our third year actors - which is taking place at The Crescent Theatre at 5pm. Once you have booked on to the course we will be in touch to ask if you would like to take up this opportunity.

There is no age restriction on this course.

Course Details

The workshop will be delivered by one of the Senior Acting Tutors from the full-time BA (Hons) and PgDip/MA courses at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. One of the full-time students from these courses will be on hand to talk to the workshop participants about their experiences of auditioning.

There is also the opportunity to see a performance from our Conservatoire students, the ticket price is included in the price for the day but attendance is optional and can be selected at time of booking.

Students will be required to bring one prepared speech to the session. The speech may be contemporary or classical and should be no more than two minutes in length. It must be thoroughly learned. This speech will be used as an example of practice – good or bad.

The course covers:

  • Choosing your school
  • Reading the prospectus
  • When to apply – at what age is best
  • Gap year options
  • Making the application and writing a personal statement
  • Selecting your pieces
  • Preparing the pieces
  • Preparing for the initial audition
  • Preparing for a recall audition

Application Details

Duration: 1 day
Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Date: Saturday 17 February 2018.
There is a lunch break between 12.20pm and 1.30pm and the opportunity to see a performance in the theatre from Conservatoire students at the end of the day. The performance is not compulsory and attendance can be selected on the application form)

Visit our What's On page to view information on the performances.

There is a reduced rate of £20.00 (+£1.85 booking fee) for people who have already applied for a full-time course at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire beginning in September 2018. Group bookings may be available at a negotiated rate. Please contact to discuss your requirements.

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Prospective students from the UK
  • Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a range of questions about our courses and studying here.
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Prospective students from outside the UK