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Apply & Audition

An audition is an important part of the admissions process for our Acting, Drama and Contemporary Performance courses at Manchester School of Theatre.

An audition is your chance to demonstrate that you have the ability to succeed on our challenging and exciting courses.

The application and audition arrangements are different for each course. Please follow the links below for further information.

There are no audition fees for 2021 entry applications.


BA (Hons) Acting

Apply through UCAS.

If you meet our minimum entry requirements, you will be asked to provide an Audition Video.

You may then be invited to a second or third round recall audition, either online or in Manchester.

You will be notified of the outcome of your audition through UCAS Track.

BA (Hons) Drama and Contemporary Performance

Apply through UCAS.

Once we have reviewed your initial application we will invite you to participate in an Online Audition with a small group of candidates.

You will be notified of the outcome of your audition through UCAS Track.

MA/MFA Contemporary Performance

Apply direct to the University.

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be asked to participate in an Online Audition. Further details will be provided after application.