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Audition and Interview Fee Waiver Scheme now open for entry in 2019-20

One of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama’s key aims is to increase and secure access to training for the most talented students regardless of their background. The audition and interview fee waiver scheme is intended to ensure that financial barriers do not limit the ability of talented students in applying to our schools. This scheme is funded through our Access Agreement commitments and as such is targeted at students from particular backgrounds.

The scheme for 2019-20 entry opens on 1 September 2018. As part of its access agreement commitments, the Conservatoire will fund 140 audition or interview places for applicants from low income households (under £25,000 household income). Priority will be given to State school or college educated students, those from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds, those who declare a disability and care experienced or estranged students.

Those students applying to one of the Member schools – Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central School of Ballet, London Contemporary Dance School, National Centre for Circus Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and Rambert School – can apply here:

Audition and Interview Fee Waiver Scheme

Those applying to the Affiliate schools of LAMDA and RADA should consult their websites for details of how to apply:

LAMDA website

RADA website


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