The information below is relevant for 2023 entry .

Academy auditions are held at host venues in New York (late February) and São Paulo (dates to be confirmed, late February or early March) for most of our courses.

However, some studies are only auditioned in London or by video - these are shown in the list below:

  • Opera
  • Jazz
  • Conducting
  • Choral Conducting
  • Répétiteur
  • Composition
  • Research degrees

Musical Theatre auditions are only available in London and New York, or by video.

It may not be possible to audition candidates for Harp, Percussion, Organ or Historical Performance at our host venues, so please email before completing your UCAS Conservatoires application. Don’t worry, though, video auditions are another option for these subjects.

Details of how to apply and what to perform (or present if you are a composer) can be found in the in the 'Audition Requirements' area of the relevant Department pages, and on our video auditions page.

Application deadlines for New York and São Paulo are in the 'Application Deadlines' section of the Your Application page.

Audition requirements for New York and São Paulo are the same as for a London audition (details are on the relevant department page), except that the audition length may be different.

All candidates must create an Acceptd profile for their in-person audition, in addition to the UCAS Conservatoires application. The Acceptd profile does not need to include any recordings as we are not pre-screening. [However, Musical Theatre has separate requirements: see]

If you do not have an EEA or Swiss passport you will probably need a visitor visa to attend an audition in London.

We’re happy to help and can provide an invitation letter to support your application. Please contact if you have completed your UCAS Conservatoires application and wish to travel to the Academy. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship award, irrespective of whether they audition in person or by video.

Unfortunately, we’re not able to support visa applications for audition venues outside the UK.

For information about visas for study, see Visas and Immigration.