BA (Hons) Acting – audition guidance

Diversity and Accessibility are really important to us and so we audition all of our candidates, UK-based and international in a way that works for you and for FREE.

You may choose to come to one of our audition days at our fully accessible studios and theatres or, if you have specific mobility requirements, if the costs of travel are prohibitive for you, if you work full time or if you live abroad, you might like to take part in one of our innovative ‘digital auditions’.

Digital auditions are individual, real-time online auditions in which you will work one-on-one with a member of our teaching staff. This option allows us to reach out to talented applicants who are not in a position to travel.

Whether you come onsite to audition or whether you audition on line you will have the same welcoming and inclusive experience.

All applicants will be asked to perform two, short contrasting theatre monologues.

We’re not just looking for talent, we also want to see:

  • a serious, ongoing commitment to an acting career in the professional theatre
  • trainable vocal, physical and imaginative/emotional skills
  • potential that you'll benefit from the study in acting offered at Plymouth
  • an ability to understand, interpret and embody a dramatic text
  • an ability to participate actively in group or ensemble situations
  • a readiness to take risks in creative work, and an open, receptive and enquiring mind
  • enthusiasm and readiness for hard, rigorous work requiring sustained concentration
  • a sense of language and rhythm, and the potential for identification with the thought process of a dramatic text
  • the ability to portray and inhabit an imagined or fictional situation
  • physical, vocal and imaginative/emotional skills with significant theatrical potential.

Further details:

  • No props or scripts to be used at the audition.


Call-back auditions

In some cases you may be asked to attend a call-back audition. This may be in situations where we need to see more from applicants before being able to make a decision.

At your call-back you may be asked to workshop the two monologues that you performed for your first audition and you may also be asked to perform a sight reading of a new text. You will also be asked to perform a new piece of text which will be sent to you in the event of a call-back audition being requested.