Every year, applicants tell us that they enjoy auditioning at Trinity Laban.
Our audition procedure is designed to enable us to find out about you – not just how good a performer you are, but what sort of a person you are, and to assess whether you have the potential to benefit from our approach. We aim to provide a positive and friendly atmosphere, and we want you to enjoy yourself.
Once you have completed your UCAS Conservatoire application you will be notified of your audition information via the email account you submitted on your application.
Please ensure that you check this account regularly and make sure that messages with the ending @trinitylaban.ac.uk do not go to your junk mail folder, as you may otherwise miss vital information.
You will normally receive detailed information about the audition process, along with your appointment details, no later than two weeks prior to your audition date but in some cases this may not be possible.
Please note that the audition fee is non-refundable.
The audition requirements for the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance programme and the Cert HE Musical Theatre programme are the same. Please make sure you are aware of the entry requirements prior to application.
The Audition Day:
The audition panel will typically consist of the Head of Musical Theatre as well as dance, singing and acting specialists from the musical theatre department.
Applicants will participate in a workshop session designed to assess skills in acting, singing and dancing.
The audition session will include:
- A dance class consisting of warm up, corner activity and short routine.
- The performance of a pre-prepared solo song of no more than 2 minutes in length.
- An acting workshop, involving the performance of the pre-prepared monologue.
Applicants are asked to prepare:
- Two contrasting songs of their own choice, lasting no longer than 2 minutes. Please provide sheet music or backing track. An official accompanist will be available on the day.
- One short monologue.
For the singing session, please provide sheet music for both of your chosen songs so that our accompanist can support you.
You may also bring a backing track on an iPod/mp3 player if you would prefer. All stereos are equipped with 2.5mm jacks and this is our preferred method of playback. You can also use any phone or digital devise that has a headphone jack. Any device with a headphone jack can then be plugged into our sound system. Please ensure you bring an appropriate adaptor for your device.
Applicants will be asked to perform their first-choice audition song and monologue.
You might not be asked to perform all pieces on the day. Applicants may be asked back to present further selected prepared repertoire where required.
Your choice of musical theatre performance is entirely up to you. There is no date or gender stipulation as to your choice of performance piece, however, the songs should represent your identity and be contrasting in style. For example; an up-tempo and a ballad that will allow you to show different Musical Theatre vocal styles.
It is recommended that the monologue should be from a scripted piece, again no date or gender stipulated.
Throughout the audition session, the panel will be asking questions talking about your past training, achievements and your musical theatre aspirations. They will want to try to get to know you better as a person and examine the breadth of your knowledge and understanding about the musical theatre profession. You should come prepared to talk about the music you listen to at home, shows you have attended, music-making and/or dance/acting opportunities you have had.
Please note that late auditions are via recording in the first instance, with a possible in person call-back in May.
We recognise that for some applicants there may be barriers to attending in-person auditions and we will accept pre-recorded applications where required.
Applicants submitting recorded auditions will be required to upload the following:
- Two contrasting songs of your own choice, lasting no longer than 2 minutes per song.
- One short monologue of no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds.
- A dance piece lasting no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds.
Further information can be found on our Recorded Auditions page.