Our Whole Day Audition
The MTA is a vocational course for aspiring professional performers.
We are still accepting applications for 2020 entry
Corona Virus Update
Due to the global pandemic The MTA is currently operating under a blended training programme (working online and off). With this in mind future auditions have moved online. Please note that we will not be providing written feedback after an online audition.
Online Audition Process
Applicants are invited to spend half a day in the audition zoom with the senior faculty. You will be required to do a voice workshop and some improvisation. During a break you will get the opportunity to meet with some current students and possibly some graduates too, for you to find out more about the course from the people actually on it. The session will then continue with you performing your song (with a backing track accompaniment) and your monologue. Staff might workshop some things around your performance. After another opportunity to ask questions of the faculty your online audition will end. You’ll then be sent instructions on how to complete the dance section of the virtual audition. You’ll have 2 days to complete the dance audition and send in your self-tapes. You’ll receive our decision on receipt of the dance self tapes.
There will be no more than 6 people on an online audition, we still want to spend the time to get to know you.
Whole Day Audition Process
Auditions are open to people aged 17 and over in September on the year of entry. Due to the intensive nature of the audition we will only consider 16 year olds in exceptional circumstances. There is no upper age limit for audition. Entry to the course is determined by audition only. The MTA offers EVERY applicant written feedback on their audition. Feedback given is purely a subjective opinion based on your performance on the day.
The audition day is your opportunity to see how we would intend to work with you, as well as giving us an idea if you would fit into The MTA and it is for this reason that ALL applicants are required to attend an audition day (even those from overseas)
You will spend the day with us, working with various staff members.
The day will consist of:
- Welcome & Introduction
- Physical warm up
- A dance class
- A Voice workshop
- An Acting workshop
- Vocal warm up
- Individual monologue and song auditions
- Interviews with the senior faculty
- Q & A Session with the Principal
- As The MTA is an intensive course expect to work hard on the audition day.
You will be required to prepare and perform one monologue and one Musical Theatre song – lasting no more than 6 minutes combined (the shorter the better!). The monologue can be modern or classical depending on where you think your strength lies. You must provide sheet music for the song (no backing tracks) as a pianist will be provided for you on the day. Please note no pop songs will be permitted. Your speech/song will be stopped if you go over the 6 minute (combined) limit.
NEW FOR 2020. You are required to pay a £30 deposit to secure your audition date HOWEVER that money will be refunded to you in full, via Paypal on the day of your audition. If you fail to show for the audition day then you will forfeit the deposit. In other words, from 2020 entry The MTA audition will be free.
There will be no more than 15 people on any Whole Day audition. You will also be gifted 2 tickets to one of our full productions, so that you can see us in action for yourselves, prior to the audition. To help you prepare for the audition (and to waylay any fears) you’ll also be invited to a FB group which should answer any last minute queries that you might have.
We would encourage you to submit a free #auditionfromhome self tape audition prior to paying for a Whole Day audition, in a bid to save the cost of travel and accommodation. You can submit an #auditionfromhome before the official start date in each year, if that helps you to plan your audition ‘circuit’.
Please also note that we cap our audition numbers. So auditions will be given out on a first come, first served basis. We offer places as we go along.