The Academy auditions every person who applies on time, and we receive around 2,500 applications each year. Auditions – whether in person or via a pre-recorded video – are processed by our Admissions Team and then assessed by several people, depending on how far they progress. The audition fee covers the costs of those staff.

We offer audition fee waivers, along with travel fee waivers when we’re holding in-person auditions – you can find out how to apply for a fee waiver here (see Application fee waivers).