“This is the best chance I know to get the inside track on auditioning for drama school. The chance to work with the people who are making the decisions is unmissable”Julian Woolford, Head of Musical Theatre
Guildford School of Acting



With a focus on both Acting and Musical Theatre, our aim is to get you ahead of the game. By preparing you for anything that might be thrown your way, we want to give you the best possible chance to Get Into Drama School.

Taught by leading drama school tutors, this course will give you comprehensive knowledge into exactly what drama schools are looking for, advice on how to apply, help with your audition material and a unique insight into the audition process itself, culminating in an individual final MOCK AUDITION.

As well as proving your ability, you need to show you are passionate, motivated and, above all, ready to integrate into a group and tackle two - three years of intense professional training.

“This 2-day intensive training course, led by leading drama school tutors, will give you the very best chance of performing to your full potential.”Andrew Normington, Former Associate Principal and Head of Acting Courses, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School


The Course

What to expect at your audition

If it’s your first time applying, the auditions themselves can be somewhat of a mystery. Our professional tutors will give you all the inside knowledge about your audition, enabling you to respond strongly and positively to anything and everything that might be thrown at you.

The Golden Rules

However talented you are, you can still jeopardise your chances without the right focus and attitude. We will cover all the essential “do’s and don’ts” of auditioning to ensure you are confident and assured, avoiding any easy but costly mistakes.

Warming up/Managing nerves

Inevitably, you will be nervous. It’s only natural. All performers need a shot of adrenaline to do their best work. However, too often nerves get in the way and can hinder the best of us. You will learn strategies, techniques and exercises to help you manage your anxiety, so that you can channel it positively into your performance and show your full potential.

Ensemble Work/Recalls

If you make it to the final round of recall auditions you will likely be set a task working with other applicants. You will be observed on abilities such as sight-reading and teamwork. You may also be given a movement task. We will give you lots of practice so you can be confident at every stage of the audition process.

“Without the right preparation so many drama school applicants will fail before they’ve even started”Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama

Mock Audition

At the heart of the course will be your individual mock audition.

After working individually with our teaching staff and having had the chance to process and practice all the information and advice we have to offer, you will take part in an audition conducted as though it were the real thing.

In front of our panel of tutors you will receive in depth feedback on your audition technique, as well as first hand experience into what a drama school audition is really like, including top tips on self-tapes.

To find out what you should prepare, please download our Course Information Pack.


Our Tutors

Between them our tutors have auditioned over 50,000 applicants.

Greg Davidson
Laine Theatre Arts, Urdang Academy

Greg currently teaches singing and repertoire at Laine Theatre Arts, Urdang Academy, London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) and London Studio Centre as well as having a successful career as a musical theatre performer and singer.

Phyllida Crowley-Smith
Head of Dance and Movement
Guildford School Of acting

Having trained at the Bush Davies School of Performing Arts Phyllida has enjoyed a successful career as a performer in theatre, film, TV and Radio. Her West End credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fame, Grease, Cats and Phantom of the Opera.

Gary Owston
Bristol Old Vic

Gary is the Head of Bristol Old Vic’s Foundation Course, and was Senior Voice and Dialect Coach at the school for 20 years. He has taught at many of the top London drama schools.

Julian Woolford
Musical Theatre
Guildford School of Acting

Julian is Head of Musical Theatre at GSA and is a prominent theatre director, playwright and lyricist. His extensive directing credits include work in the West End and internationally and he is the author of the highly successful How Musicals Work.

Mark Puddle
Theatre Producer
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Mark has been a theatre producer for 12 years and in that time he has auditioned over 10,000 actors. In 2005 Mark created “The Lord Chamberlains Men”, a company which performs Shakespeare to over 40,000 audience members a year.




10:30 - 11:30

Golden Rules

11:30- 1:30

Acting for Monologues


2:30 - 4:30

Singing Call / The Right Song

4:30 - 5:30

Choosing the Right Speeches

5:30 - 6:00

Choosing the right Drama School Q&A


10:30 - 11:30

Dance Call (10.15 Start)

11:30- 1:30



2:30 - 4:30

Ensemble Work

4:30 - 5:30

Personal Statement

5:30 - 6:00

Life at Drama School Q&A



Saturday 21st October and Sunday 22nd October 2023

Saturday: 10:15am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:15am – 6:00pm

*The times are the same for both Musical Theatre and Acting students

To find out what to prepare and for places to stay, please download our Course Information Pack


Old Diorama Arts Centre
Regent's Place
201 Drummond Street


The entire 2-day course fee is £245.

This includes all classes, individual advice, tuition, group workshops, your MOCK AUDITION and an in depth Drama School Question & Answer session.


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    Saturday 21st October and Sunday 22nd October 2023
    London, Acting: £245 full feeLondon, Acting: £50 deposit*London, Musical Theatre: £245 full feeLondon, Musical Theatre: £50 deposit**£195 will be payable on 9 October. We will contact you to take remaining payment.

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