MT Auditions

Auditions are held from January to August for all courses. Once we have received your application form and audition fee, we will invite you to audition. During the Christmas break auditions dates will be emailed after the 9th January.  You will be allocated the next available audition date. If you are unable to attend the date given please inform us as soon as possible so we may try to fit you onto an alternative date.

Applications for all courses are now open for September 2017 entry. Please email enquiries@ppacademy.co.uk for more information, or to be booked in for a tour of our college venues.

All Musical Theatre Courses

We pride ourselves in only seeing small numbers for our audition days (MAX 20), giving the panel and candidates the best opportunity to see full potential in ALL disciplines.

What to prepare for your audition

  • Two (contrasting) Musical Theatre songs. They must be clearly marked song sheets in a folder/display book. Backing tracks and chords only are NOT accepted. It is advisable not to transpose songs.
  • Two (contrasting) monologues; one classical and the other contemporary. Both pieces should be learnt off book and MUST not exceed 2 minutes each.

What to bring for your audition

  • Dance attire, Ballet tights, Leotard, Ballet shoes and Jazz wear
  • Hair is to be in a bun for the Ballet class
  • Two clearly marked song sheets. Backing tracks are NOT accepted
  • Two monologues

Schedule of the audition day

There are three parts to the audition:

On arrival candidates will register, they will then all be taken for a group warm up.

Part 1: Candidates will take part in a Ballet class which will include barre work, centre work and an enchainment. Candidates will then take part in a Jazz class which will include a warm up, stretches and corner exercises. Following this, candidates will be taught a short dance routine.

*Please do not worry if you haven’t had much experience in dance before. We are looking for your potential to learn.

Part 2: Candidates will take part in a monologue workshop, where they will perform one or both monologues as a group.

Students will then be free to leave and return for their individual time slot.

Part 3: Candidates will be called in individually to perform their songs to the audition panel, followed by a short interview where the panel may ask the candidate any questions they may have, and the candidate to voice any questions they may have.

*At this point, the panel may suggest an alternative course to the one that you applied for.

3 Year Professional Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen Course

We pride ourselves in only seeing small numbers for our audition days, giving the panel and candidates the best opportunity to see full potential. The application process for the 3 Year Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen involves a two stage audition. Both stages may be on the same day:

What to prepare for your audition

For the first audition students should prepare 2 contrasting monologues of their own choice.

·         One classical
·         One modern post 1880.
(Please do not choose a piece by Berkoff, John Godber, Willy Russell or Jim Cartwright).

What to bring for your audition

·         Comfortable attire; please wear clothes that you are free to move in.
·         Copy of the two monologues.

Schedule of the audition day

Part 1 Candidates will be called in individually to perform their monologues to the audition panel. Followed by a short interview where the panel may ask the candidate any questions they may have.

Part 2 Candidates will be called in all together for a workshop, after which there will be a Q and A sessions with the Head of the course.


Please remember the Audition Panel is not there to catch you out and make you feel uncomfortable. The Panel wants to see what you are able to do and then make an assessment about your potential for training at PPA. The Panel does not expect you to be an accomplished actor.

PPA operates an Equal Opportunities Policy: all candidates will be assessed on their potential to meet the demands of the course/s and considered entirely on the basis of merit. Those showing the most aptitude at audition will be considered for scholarships and bursaries, taking into account their financial circumstances.

The audition panel makes the final decision regarding entry to PPA. We aim to notify you of the outcome of your audition within one week. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a significant degree of talent, ability, preparation, aptitude and commitment as well as the ability to make a positive contribution to PPA.

In some circumstances, we will recall students to re-audition on another date.