Guildhall School of Music and Drama Audition Experience

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Audition Experience

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Audition Experience

Auditions – what to expect

The entrance audition for the Acting programme is in three stages, each of which must be passed before you can proceed  to the next stage.

First round auditions

Please indicate if there are any times when you are NOT available to audition in the relevant space on the application form. We will try to accommodate you if it is at all possible.

Last year, the Selection Panel saw over 2700 candidates for the 28 places on the course, so you will realise that organising this many auditions makes it extremely difficult to change the date and time. If you cannot attend on the day allocated to you (due to illness or you experience travel delays), please email the Assistant Head of Drama Administration (Applications and Admissions) as soon as possible on acting_applications@gsmd.ac.uk or call +44 (0)20 7382 7149.

When you arrive

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of Part 1 (see below) to enable you to change into your movement clothes. Do NOT bring valuables as no responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage to personal property.

Part 1: this consists of a ‘warm-up’ movement and improvisation session. There is no preparation required for this section; however, you should wear clothes in which you can move freely. Loose fitting jeans and a T-shirt are perfectly acceptable. You will be working barefoot and you should remove all jewellery and piercings.

Part 2: this is when the Selection Panel will see your monologues. Each applicant goes in turn, so you may have a long wait before you are seen. It is possible that you may also be asked to sing your unaccompanied song.

Finding out the result

At the end of each morning or afternoon session of first round auditions, you will be advised if you have been recalled for a second round.