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DSL Outreach Auditions

In 2019 DSL is offering a number of Outreach Auditions including a joint audition with two other schools; Please see below.

Please EMAIL HERE after applying online (using the orange APPLY NOW button above) if you wish to request one of the Outreach Audition Locations (i.e. NOT London) See below

To see London Audition Diploma Course dates please CLICK HERE

To see London Audition Degree Course dates please CLICK HERE

Saturday 23 February 2019 - EDINBURGH 
Saturday 23 February - LEICESTER 
Saturday 02 March 2019 - CARDIFF, WALES
Saturday 16 March 2019 - NEW YORK


The auditions below are special JOINT AUDITIONS with ALRA and Italia Conti for applicants living in Newcastle Postcodes: NE, DL, DH, TS and Doncaster Postcodes: DN, HU, LN

To qualify for this event you must be resident within 10 miles of the boundaries of these postcodes

Saturday 30 March 2019 - NEWCASTLE 

Direct Audition Ticket Booking via Ticket Source for Newcastle BOOK HERE


Sunday 31 March 2019 - DONCASTER

Direct Audition Ticket Booking via Ticket Source for Doncaster BOOK HERE



Please note that the Application Process for the NEWCASTLE & DONCASTER auditions are separate from the other auditions. For more information and an Application Form please EMAIL HERE

PLEASE NOTE that if you are applying for the BA (Hons) Degree Course then you MUST HAVE APPLIED through UCAS BEFORE 15th January 2019 and then can subsequently request this audition.

For the Diploma Courses apply by Tuesday 26th March 2019 for the audition on Saturday 30th March!


Three leading UK Drama Schools Audition in Newcastle this March.

Three of the UK’s top drama schools have joined forces to reach the talented young people of Newcastle – offering an audition for all 3 colleges in one day for just £30.00!

If you want to audition, you’ll need to prepare two monologues – one contemporary and one classical and, if you’re auditioning for the Italia Conti Musical Theatre course you’ll also need to be ready to sing. You can find lots of tips and hints on the websites of each of the schools and on the FDS website too. www.federationofdramaschools.co.uk

The audition is at Newcastle College on Saturday 30th March and you’ll need to complete an application form and pay your £30 by 26th March at the latest. Send your enquiry today to FDSOutreach@gmail.com or find more details on the websites of the three schools: www.alra.co.uk / www.dramastudiolondon.co.uk / www.italiaconti.com

Principal of ALRA, Adrian Hall, said;

‘We know that it's expensive to audition for drama school. There's quite a bit of funding available once you secure a place but just getting to the audition can be too much of a financial strain for some. The lowest fee just for an audition is around £35.00 and then there’s the additional travel costs and you’ll possibly need overnight accommodation too. This means that the very first step towards professional actor training – the audition – can be the biggest barrier of all, and many talented performers never get the chance to fulfil their potential. This event in Newcastle is an attempt to break down that barrier.’

MT Programmes Director of Italia Conti, Richard Mulholland, said:

“Italia Conti is delighted to be joining forces with ALRA and Drama Studio London to offer this amazing opportunity to audition for three FDS schools on a single day for just £30. We are determined to make it as easy as possible for young people to have the opportunity to train at a leading performing arts conservatoire and follow in the steps of our famous alumni. We will be offering auditions for our Acting and MT courses on the day in Newcastle and, if an auditionee wishes to be considered for both, they can do that too as part of the £30 joint audition. We hope that this will be the first of many such days and look forward to discovering some exciting new talent.”

MD of Drama Studio London, Kit Thacker, said:

“Most things about becoming an actor are hard. Choosing the right course and the right school, reassuring yourself that your speeches will show off your talent to the full, and, of course, getting together the cash for the auditions themselves as well as the travel to them. It is vital for students, the schools, the profession and audiences that actors reflect all of society. Auditionees must be chosen on talent, passion and the ability to work with others; never on income or any other irrelevant distinction. Drama Studio London have teamed up with Italia Conti and ALRA to help with audition fees and travel costs, an initiative to begin to push that barrier aside. All three of these top drama schools will hold joint auditions in Newcastle and Doncaster; at less than the cost of a single audition.”