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Auditions

Foundation Course in Acting
Everyone who applies for the Foundation Course in Acting is given an individual interview and audition which lasts about half an hour. Auditions are held at weekends or on weekday evenings, and are taken by David Emmet, the Director of Studies, in a rehearsal room at The Questors.

We take into account your talent or potential as an actor, together with your level of enthusiasm and commitment. You will be asked what experience you have had, but you are still welcome even if you have no acting experience at all.

For your audition you should prepare two short pieces, each lasting about two minutes (on average, 20 lines) and contrasting in style. These pieces should be from a play, and preferably a single speech, though you can often run two or more speeches together. There is no requirement that one should be Shakespeare. Choose pieces that appeal to you and which you feel you can get into. These speeches should be learned by heart.

You will probably also be asked to act an impromptu scene at your audition.

The main audition period is 28 August to 11 September 2016, and as many auditions as possible will be held between these dates. If you are not available in that period, a special early audition can be arranged before 6 August. No auditions will be held between 6 and 27 August. Auditions will only be held after 11 September if there are still places available. (Some applicants will be invited to return on Tuesday 13 September at 7.15, and you are advised to keep this evening free.)

When your application is received, you will be contacted by the Auditions Secretary who will offer you an audition time. So please check your voicemail and email.

You should start preparing for your audition as soon as you have sent in your application, especially if you want an early audition or if your application arrives close to the closing date, when notice of your audition may be short.

Young Studio
Applicants for Young Studio will be invited to a friendly audition. It's not competitive - we just want to find out what your experience is and see how much you can benefit from the course. It doesn't matter if you have no experience at all, if you have the potential, and we don’t expect you to be accomplished. You will need to prepare two short pieces (see the notes for the Foundation Course in Acting for advice on choosing these) and you will probably also be asked to act a short improvisation.

These auditions will be held between 10 July and 18 September 2016, so please check your voicemail and email after you return your application form.

Conditions of Acceptance

Foundation Course in Acting & Advanced Performance Course
  • You can only be accepted if you intend conscientiously to go through the whole of either course.
  • You must pay the course fees on time.
  • A high standard of discipline is required.
  • Absolute reliability and punctuality is expected.
  • During the course, you should not participate in the work of other drama groups, as experience shows that the demands of both can seldom be met satisfactorily.
  • The Director of Studies may ask you to leave the course at any time if your work or attendance is unsatisfactory.
Young Studio
  • You can only be accepted if you intend conscientiously to go through the whole of the course.
  • You must pay the course fees on time.
  • A high standard of discipline is required.
  • Absolute reliability and punctuality is expected.
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