If your application is approved then you will be invited to attend an audition at our Kingswood campus. The audition will be a full day and will involve games, workshops and the performance of a solo audition piece.

BTEC Auditions 2019/20

Saturday 25th April 2020

Saturday 9th May 2020

Deadline for applications:  Friday 10th April 2020.

For applicants looking to start September 2020 we will be holding just two auditions, a fortnight apart. Offers will be made after the second audition once we have seen everyone. The final deadline for applications will be Friday 10th April but we encourage people to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Both auditions will be held at the Kingswood campus and days will start at 9am. You’ll begin with a warm up and then do some games and theatre exercises. After a short break there will be some workshops in aerial, juggling and acrobatics. Our teachers will be marking you on your current skill level, your focus/concentration and your approach to learning. Please don’t worry if you have never done any of these skills before! We just want to see where you’re at and that you have the right attitude. Following the workshops there will be a lunch break (please bring a packed lunch with you) and then teachers will watch audition pieces. Audition pieces should be between two and three minutes and can be whatever you want – circus, dance, a monologue – whatever best shows off your performance skills. Audition pieces are only watched by members of staff and are performed in private. A short interview will follow the audition piece and then the day concludes with a simple written task.

Our Open Day is very similar and is a good opportunity to try out the workshops and see what to expect. If you would like to book a place on the Open Day or have any questions please email

Applications for the BTEC course are made directly on our website here.

FDA / Vocational Auditions 2019/20

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February 2020

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th May 2020

Our audition process for the Degree and Vocational courses lasts for two days, comparable to the sort of intensive auditions they hold at the European schools.

Audition Fees

There is a small charge for the FDA / Vocational audition. If you have been invited to an audition then you can pay via the link below. If you have not yet been asked to audition then please don’t make any payments.

Please note the BTEC audition is free.

Circomedia offers a limited number of audition fee waivers for UK applicants who come from areas where participation in Higher Education is traditionally low. This is based on postcode data and then prioritised based on further criteria below.

You will need to meet all of the following essential criteria to be eligible for a free audition:

  1. You are a current UK resident (including refugee status)
  2. You are applying to an undergraduate programme
  3. You have no previous degree qualifications
  4. You have an annual household income of less than £25,000 (pre tax)

To apply for a Fee Waiver please email Sarah Pigott at to request an application form.

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