FDS – DSL & OSD Regional Auditions Project


Drama Studio London and The Oxford School of Drama have joined forces to give you the opportunity to audition to both schools in one day with no fee!

Auditions will be held at:

Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle – 25th March 2023

Doncaster Little Theatre – 26th March 2023

Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton – 1st April 2023

This event has developed over a number of years in which Federation of Drama School members collaborate to extend opportunities across the UK for prospective actors to demonstrate their talent.

Removing the cost of auditioning and minimising travel costs breaks down some of the financial barriers to professional actor training. This is particularly relevant in areas of low arts participation such as Newcastle, Doncaster and Southampton.

The audition day will consist of a fun and engaging workshop. You are requested to prepare both a classical and a contemporary monologue (each lasting two minutes maximum). There will also be time to talk individually with panel members about the courses on offer.

Apply now!

Both the Oxford School of Drama and Drama Studio London are keen to meet the talent that we know exists across the UK. What better way to do that than in the places where those people live. We look forward to meeting with aspiring actors from Doncaster, Newcastle and Southampton.

Liz Wilson

Executive Director, OSD

This is a great opportunity for prospective candidates to learn about daily life at drama school.  It is important for them to remember that they are auditioning the drama school as well as being auditioned by it.                                                                                 

Emma Lucia Hands

Director of DSL

Drama Studio London and The Oxford School of Drama are members of The Federation of Drama Schools. Both schools focus solely on actor training, offering specialist preparation for the creative industries. 

Drama Studio London, based in Ealing, West London, offers three full-time professional acting degrees at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about DSL’s courses

The Oxford School of Drama, based in Oxfordshire, offers a Three Year and a One Year full-time professional acting course and a Six Month Foundation Course in Acting. Find out more about OSD’s courses

“As someone from a working-class northern background I have always struggled to attend auditions because of the cost of travel. But when I saw the joint audition I jumped at the opportunity. It was an amazing day and for the first time I felt like I was more than a number. Each school took time to get to know me through an interview. I recommend this to anyone- definitely the future of auditions!

Emily Suzanne Lloyd

Attendee at 2019 event who went on to graduate from Drama Studio London in 2022

Entry requirements

Each course at DSL and OSD are subject to different entry requirements. To find out if you are eligible for your preferred course, please visit DSL and OSD’s websites.

The age requirements to each course are:

  • DSL’s 3 Year BA (Hons) in Professional Acting
  • OSD’s Foundation Course
  • OSD’s Three Year Professional Acting Course
18 or over when the course starts
  • DSL’s 2 Year MFA in Professional Acting with Independent Production
  • DSL’s 1 Year PG Dip in Professional Acting
  • OSD’s One Year Professional Acting Course
21 or over when the course starts

Please note, to apply to DSL’s BA (Hons) in Professional Acting, please make an application on UCAS in addition to the regional auditions project application.

Apply Here

To apply for all Drama Studio London and The Oxford School of Drama’s courses, please complete this application form.

Additional information and how to prepare can be downloaded here