Entry & Funding


Entry to the College is by audition only. Applicants should complete and return an application form together with the required photographs and audition fee. On receipt of the application form, candidates will be offered an audition date and requested to confirm that date. Auditions are held regularly throughout the year, but you are advised to apply early if you are applying for an award. There is a cut off date for award applicants.

Please see the current audition dates.


The auditions will consist of a ballet class and a jazz class. Candidates will also be auditioned in singing and acting.

Ballet – You will be expected to wear the correct dancewear for the ballet class. Pointe shoes will not be required.

Jazz – You will be expected to wear suitable dancewear for the Jazz class.

Singing – You will be expected to perform a song of your choice. It is an audition requirement that auditionees do not sing unaccompanied. Please ensure that you bring with you the appropriate sheet music.

Acting – Auditionees will be required to prepare a contemporary monologue of approximately 1 min 30 seconds in duration. You will also take part in an improvisation workshop.

At this stage, you may be given an examination by our chartered physiotherapist and have an interview. Finally, applicants that satisfy our criteria may be offered, in writing, a place at the College and asked to complete and return registration documents. Upon receipt of the registration documents a place will be reserved for that applicant. Please note that audition fees are non-refundable.

Overseas applications

Students applying from overseas are offered the normal audition procedures, however, applicants who find they have difficulty in attending may audition by video but should include supporting evidence of training. A report from your current tutor will be required.

Students from outside the European Economic Area will require a Student visa. On offer of a place at Performers College we will advise you how to apply for a visa.

Further information can be found in the UK Border Agency’s Tier 4 Policy Guidance

Tuition Fees

Details of current fees are available upon request. Cheques are payable to Performers College. We can also accept electronic bank transfers and debit/credit cards. The information required for this can be obtained from the office. Fees are payable on or before the commencement of each term. In cases of hardship, special arrangements for payment of tuition fees may be considered. Any such arrangements must be confirmed in writing. In the event of a student withdrawing from the course, one terms written notice must be given. Failure to give notice will entail payment of the full fee.


Tuition Fees and Funding:

UK & EU Nationals: £9,250 per annum
International students: £12,600 per annum

Subject to eligibility, UK & EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of tuition fees.  UK students are usually also eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.  The tuition fee is not means tested which means that your household income will not be taken into consideration.

Dance and Drama Awards

If you are wishing to be considered for funding please be aware that the closing date for receipt of Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) applications is Friday 25th January 2019.

The Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) are scholarships funded by the EFSA (Education Funding Agency) and students from the UK and EU may be eligible. These awards are offered by selected schools to the students displaying the most potential to succeed in the profession. Only students taking an approved Trinity College London qualification will be eligible to be considered for an award. The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships that are income assessed and may offer reduced tuition fees and support with living costs.

For latest news on funding, go to here.

For further information about the awards and eligibility, please visit the DaDA website.

Please note students are unable to access student loans from Student Finance England for the 3 year Diploma Course.

Local Education Authority Funding

For residents of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man there are currently some discretionary awards available.

You would need to live in those areas and apply to the relevant Local Education Authority.

Contact Charitable Trusts

Some charitable trusts have helped finance students in the past. A directory listing the various trusts and charities should be available at your local main library.

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