Open days & auditions

  • Open days
  • Auditions

The best way to find out what it’s like to study at the Royal Academy of Dance and whether this is the right choice for you, is to come to one of our open days and experience it for yourself.

Come and visit us in our new home! Our open days are fun, interactive and informative. Not only will you find out more about the programme of study you are interested in, but you will get to experience it too.


For further event details please visit: Open Days or email:

All open days will be held at the RAD building at 188 York Road, London.

  • Your Open Day

    Presentations and questions

    Find out everything you need to know about studying your chosen programme, and the career choices it offers, at our careers fair session. Programme Managers and Registry staff are on hand to answer your questions. If you can’t make one of our open days, you can join us for our virtual open days – keep an eye out for them via social media to ask questions and enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.

    Join in classes

    Take part in practical dance classes and see what life is like first-hand as an RAD student.

    Take a tour

    Tour our building and explore the dance studios and study facilities.

    Meet students and staff

    Chat to our staff and students over an informal lunch.

    Watch our on-site students at work

    Get to see our students in their day-to-day classes by watching a ballet or performance class.

    RAD tours

    We welcome visitors to our headquarters, and offer tours (subject to booking). These are run between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. They begin at reception with a staff guide, and last approximately 45 minutes.

  • UCAS and higher education fairs

    UCAS and higher education fairs

    We travel across the UK to attend UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs and have staff on hand to answer all your study and career questions.


On-site auditions for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education will take place at our new building in London and interviews will take place for the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme.

If you have any questions or concerns about how the auditions will be conducted, then please email

Audition now