Auditions & Admissions

Entry to the college is by audition only. SLP College accepts students who have completed their GCSE studies, or equivalent prior to entry. All applicants need talent and potential as a Musical Theatre performer, with a desire to learn and a passion to succeed.

Students will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to sing and act, and have a good level of competency in Classical Ballet and Modern/Jazz is preferred. However, a student showing an exceptionally high level of competency and/ or potential in any of the genres for Musical Theatre will be seriously considered.

Auditions are held between October and June proceeding entry. Students will be required to take part in Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theatre Classes. Each student will be required to have an interview with the panel and perform a song of their own choice, plus a dance in any medium except Ballet, not exceeding 1 ½ minutes.

Full details of our criteria for acceptance, marking scheme and audition procedures will be sent to students on receipt of a completed College Application Form and the appropriate fee.

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We regularly hold student days throughout the year.

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At the preliminary audition, parents will be shown around the college by current students and given a brief talk by the Principal who outlines the courses and allows time for a short discussion and questions. At the end of the day, parents and students have the option of an interview. Successful applicants will be sent an offer letter and a place will be secured when the Acceptance Form, with Registration Fee, is returned by recorded delivery.

Students seen as potential Dance and Drama Award candidates will be re-called in May and June. Students have 14 days in which to accept the place in writing. Applications from overseas students are welcomed. They should apply by forwarding the Application Form with a DVD/Video cassette. Further details can be obtained from the Admissions Secretary/ Bursar – Tel: 0113 3850896 – email:

Prospective students from minority groups should apply secure in the knowledge that SLP has an Equal Opportunities Policy that is rigorously enforced. Applicants who have special requirements regarding access or special needs for auditioning, should speak personally to the Admissions Secretary. Our college has facilities for the disabled.