Applying to East 15

Auditions

Auditions

Auditioning for East 15

The East 15 audition process is very thorough and has been commended for the opportunity it provides for applicants to demonstrate their full potential.

Applicants will generally receive feedback and suggestions during the audition. Many UK acting schools restrict applicants to a three minute audition; by comparison East 15 offers a period of up to six hours, including opportunities to ask questions and engage with staff.

Campus audition days

Applicants are auditioned at the campus where their chosen courses are based, however, we also offer a number of joint campus audition days.

When choosing your preferred audition date (you can do this when you complete our direct application form) please take note of the following:

  • If you are applying only for Loughton Campus based courses - choose either a Loughton or Joint Campus audition date.
  • If you are applying only for Southend Campus based courses - choose a Southend Campus audition date.
  • If you are applying for a mix of Loughton and Southend Campus based courses - choose a Joint campus audition date.
  • If you are applying for just BA Acting (i.e. entering 1 single course choice),  you should choose an audition date that specifies BA Acting only. These audition days are restricted to applicants only interested in the BA Acting course as the Heads of other degree programmes will not be in attendance.  If you are unable to make any of these sessions, we will audition you on a Loughton or Joint campus audition date but it is preferred that you attend the session specifically organised for the single course.
  • Your audition date will not be confirmed until you receive an official invite by email from East 15. We strongly advise that you do not book travel or accommodation for your preferred audition date until you have received your official invitation.

Audition dates for 2019/20:

  • 04 December 2019 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only - CLOSED - This audition has now passed.

  • 10 December 2019 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only - CLOSED - This audition has now passed.

  • 07 January 2020 - Joint Campus Audition at Loughton Campus - applicants for all courses

  • 08 January 2020 - Loughton Campus applicants only

  • 10 January 2020 - Southend Campus applicants only 

  • 25 January 2020 - Loughton Campus - all Loughton applicants except BA Acting (International) 

In order to be considered for these 6 audition dates, we must receive your application and audition fee by 22 December 2019.

  • 1 February 2020 - Southend Campus applicants only

  • 3 February 2020 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only - CLOSED - This audition is now full.

  • 13 February 2020 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only

  • 15 February 2020 - Joint Campus Audition at Loughton Campus - applicants for all courses

  • 20 February 2020 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only

  • 12 March 2020 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only

  • 14 March 2020 - Southend Campus - Current Southend Cert HE students only. Not open to new applicants. 

  • 23 March 2020 - Joint Campus Audition at Loughton Campus - applicants for all courses

  • 24 March 2020 - Loughton Campus applicants only

  • 26 March 2020 - Loughton Campus applicants only

  • 27 March 2020 - Southend Campus applicants only 

  • 15 April 2020 - Southend Campus applicants only 

  • 16 April 2020 - Loughton Campus - BA Acting applicants only

  • 25 April 2020 - Joint Campus Audition at Loughton Campus - applicants for all courses

In order to be considered for audition dates between February and April, we must receive your application by 31 March 2020.

Further audition dates to be announced for May and June. 

Regional auditions

All applicants attending a regional audition will need to complete our direct application form and pay the non-refundable audition fee of £55 in order to receive an invite. When completing the form please select option 1 in the audition section and your of choice of venue.


Regional auditions only take place on the dates and times specified below and are for both undergraduate and masters applicants. We only have a limited number of spaces available at each audition so you should apply as soon as possible in order secure your place.


If you have any further queries please email e15adms@essex.ac.uk

Regional Auditions scheduled for 2019/20 are as follows: 

  • Leeds - Thursday 6 February 2020

  • Exeter - Thursday 5 March 2020

  • Cardiff - Friday 6 March 2020

  • Shrewsbury - Saturday 7 March 2020

International auditions

East 15 offers a number of opportunities for applicants to audition/interview overseas. Find a location near you here.

Preparing for auditions

More information about preparing for auditions can be found here.