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.

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, SW11 3JZ.

  • 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 all your questions.

    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 onsite 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

    Throughout 2024/25, the FoE will be present at a number of UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs where we will be promoting our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study to prospective students. If you can’t come and visit us at one of our open days, then do come and see us at one of the exhibitions so you can speak to staff members about the RAD and the programmes that we offer. Visit the UCAS website for further information.

    • UCAS Discovery, Edinburgh, 3 September 2024, Royal Highland Centre

    • UCAS Create your Future, 7-8 October 2024, London ExCel

    • UCAS Create your Future, 19-20 November 2024, Manchester Central


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

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