Applications for 2022 / 2023 are open!

Welcome to the start of your Musical Theatre journey at Associated Studios! We’re excited to receive your application and potentially join our family at Associated Studios!

Before you get started, it’s important to make sure you have a few things ready for when you complete your application. These include:

  • Your cover letter
  • Your headshot
  • A link to your audition video
  • Any other supporting documents including diplomas, show CVs and documents showing any previous performance experience

Once you have submitted your application, we will get in touch with you to schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting you!



Sister Act Cast Photo

Important Information

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th July 2022

Fees: Application/Audition Fees are £40

Application FAQs: For questions about your cover letter and supporting documents, please scroll down to our Application FAQ section.

Admissions Policy: For information about our Admissions Policy, please click here.

Having Trouble Applying? Please contact us via phone 020 7385 2038 or email

The Application Process

Choose Your Course

We have a wide variety of industry leading Musical Theatre training for you to choose from. We also offer the option to study full or part time to best suit your needs.

Please note, even if you are applying for a specific course, our panel will consider you for all of our courses.

It is always important to audition at various schools, to get a feel for each school and go to the place which you believe is the best match for you as an individual.

Tell Us About You

We will ask you to tell us about yourself; your name, where you are from and your contact information.

You will also be asked to provide a cover letter, a headshot and any other supporting documents. Please read our Application FAQ on this page if you have any questions.

All of this information will be submitted electronically via our Application Form



All first rounds of our auditions are currently via self-tape. Your video submission on your application form takes the place of a first-round in person singing and acting audition.

After we have received your application we will contact you within two weeks to arrange an interview time. Interviews are held over Zoom.

During the interview we will ask you questions about yourself and your interest in Musical Theatre. You are also welcome to ask questions.

Recalls will take place face-to-face at Associated Studios. The Recalls will include a Dance and Acting workshop, as well as individual singing slots. Recalls may include a short hearing test. Applicants who live overseas are not required to travel to London. Should you choose not to travel, we will conduct a second round interview via Zoom.


We will let you know if you have been accepted to Associated Studios within a week of your interview.

Application FAQs

 Cover Letter

For your cover letter, please write no more than one A4 page. 

Some information that we’d like you to include:

  • Who you are
  • What your theatrical passions are
  • Why you want to study Musical Theatre
  • Why you want to study at Associated Studios
  • Any formal training you’ve had before, including but not limited to:
    • Singing lessons
    • Dance training and which style(s)
    • A list of your notable performance credits to date




A professional headshot is ideal, but if you do not have a professional headshot, please don’t worry!

Please make sure that the photo you upload is in colour, well lit and has a clean background. If you choose to wear makeup, try not to wear too much – we want to see you!

If you have questions, please look at the example headshot below. If you still have questions please contact us.

Sample Headshot

Phoebe Mills Headshot


Associated Studios hold interviews on a rolling basis throughout the year. Should you need to reschedule your interview, please contact the office as soon as possible. Interviews can be re-scheduled free of charge, up to a week prior to the interview. Please note that application fees are non-refundable.

Audition Videos

Those auditioning for Musical Theatre courses should prepare two contrasting Musical Theatre songs plus one monologue, lasting no longer than three minutes each.

Please don’t worry about using a fancy camera! The most important thing is that we can see and hear you.

Please make sure that your audio and video is unfiltered and unedited, we want to see and hear the real you!

Sharing Your Audition Video with Us

To send us your video audition, please upload it to YouTube. Please make sure that your video is not privately listed so that we can view it.

Please use this YouTube How To if you have questions about how to set a video to ‘Unlisted’ on Youtube.


Other Supporting Documents

You are not required to upload other supporting documents.

Other supporting documents may include educational and training diplomas or certificates, show CVs and documents showing any previous performance experience. 

For those applying for our MA Musical Theatre Performance who are non-native English speakers and have an IELTS certificate, please upload it as a supporting document.