How to apply to ICTheatre

So you’ve read all about life at ICTheatre and now want to take your love of contemporary theatre to the next level? We don’t blame you!

If you are not sure which city you want to study in, check out our location pages for Brighton and Manchester to find out more.

Choose your course level

Click your chosen qualification to find out all about applying to study:

Step 1: Apply

If you are UK-based, you will need to submit an application through UCAS, you will also need to register on UCAS before you can submit any choices. You will find helpful guides on the UCAS website, which we encourage you to use if you are experiencing any difficulties.

All of our course application codes can be found on the UCAS website under BIMM Institute or on our relevant course pages.

Once your application has been received a member of the admissions team will be in touch with the next steps which will include confirming an audition day on campus.

Step 2: Personal Statement

Part of your UCAS application is writing a personal statement. This gives us an insight into your ambitions, skills and previous experience, as well as giving you a chance to show your passion for your preferred course. For information on how to write a personal statement, check out our essential documents.

Step 3: Audition Day

Please book an audition via the website on the Open Days and Events page. Our auditions are held between November and March. We are looking for people who inspire us with their individuality, commitment, work ethic and, most importantly, their talent and potential. It does help to have some prior knowledge of the subjects you will undertake on the day, but this is not essential.

Our staff and students create a friendly and welcoming environment that will help to ease your nerves and make the process as enjoyable as possible.

Our auditions are held on campus and conducted by our Senior Management Team and lecturers. If you require a different date, please email as they may be more dates available that have not been released. For those who are unable to attend in person, we offer the facility to audition via video submission.

On the day

If you are auditioning for our BA (Hons) Performing Arts, you will be required to specify which of our 3 pathways you are auditioning for:

  • Contemporary Musical Theatre
  • Acting for the 21st Century
  • Hip Hop Artistry (Manchester only)

For MT you will be required to take a dance class on the day, a workshop and present 2 songs and a monologue. You will have the opportunity to express your individuality via improvisation within the jazz class and acting session.

For Acting you will be required to participate in group workshops in improvisation, voice and acting and be ready to present your prepared pieces which should be 2 contrasting monologues.

For Hip Hop Artistry you will be required to take part in dance workshops.

On completion of the practical elements, you may be required to have an interview.

Before applying to ICTheatre, we recommend that you join us for one of our open days so that you get to experience what it might be like to train with us for the next three years. We feel this is an extremely important part of your research.

Step 4: Offer

If your audition is successful, you’ll either be made a ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’ offer. A ‘Conditional’ offer means that your place is pending until we receive any further information required, such as exam results and certificates. An ‘Unconditional’ offer means that you have met the entry criteria for the course.

Step 5: Confirm Your Place

Confirmation of your place will be made through ‘Track’ on the UCAS website. It is then up to you to confirm your place. Once you have accepted the offer, the ICTheatre Admissions Team will be in touch with further guidance and information where applicable.

Step 1: Apply

The first step to apply for our Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma in Musical Theatre/Dance will be to create an applicant account.


Step 2: Audition Day

Please book an auditions date via the Events and Open Days page on the website. You will be required to participate in a ballet class, jazz class, perform a solo (own choice of dance genre or song, no longer than 2 minutes), and you will have an interview.

A presentation will be given to parents/guardians and students about the courses on offer at NBS. During this there will be a Q&A session, plus you will have the opportunity to meet the Deputy Principal and Heads of Department. A tour of the premises will also be given at this point.

Before applying to Northern Ballet School, we recommend that you join us for one of our open days so that you get to experience what it might be like to train with us for the next three years. We feel this is an extremely important part of your research.

Step 1: Start Your Application

The first step to apply for our Postgraduate degree will be to create an applicant account and submit our online application form.


Step 2: Interview

Once we have received your completed application form, we will be in touch to arrange your interview with a Course Leader. This can be in person or via video call subject to availability.

You will be sent a confirmation email with the date, time and location as well as some guidelines on what to prepare. If you have any concerns regarding your interview or require assistance with preparation, please contact the Admissions Team.

If you are attending your interview in person, the Course Leader will let you know if you have been recommended to study and provide you with valuable feedback and tips on how to further develop your skills. In some circumstances, your application may need to be reviewed by a specialist in the department before a final decision can be made.

All information will then be sent to the Admissions Team.

Step 3: Offer

The Admissions Team will send you an offer pack and contract. All offers will be Conditional until you are able to prove that you have achieved the entry requirements for the course.

We will be able to amend your offer to Unconditional once you have sent us copies/clear photographs of your certificates and we have verified that you meet the academic entry requirements.

Step 4: Acceptance

In order to accept your offer, you will need to sign and return the contract within 28 days of receipt. Please return this via the application portal
Once you have confirmed your place, our finance department will be in touch during the summer months to confirm your method of payment for the course. You will then receive information regarding enrolment.

Any questions?

If you require any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email


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