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Audition Vouchers

We have Free Audition Vouchers available to eligible applicants.

Central offers free audition vouchers

At Central, we understand that the cost of auditioning can put potential students off from applying. We have Free Audition Vouchers available to eligible applicants facing the greatest barriers to drama training, to ensure auditioning is accessible to all.

In 2017/18 Central gave out over 1200 Free Audition Vouchers to prospective students, applying for our BA Acting Programmes. In addition, Central holds a series of regional auditions each year for applicants who may not be able to travel to London. In recent years these have taken place in Bristol, Leicester, Manchester and Newcastle.

Central’s Outreach team, provides Free Audition Vouchers to any student/ participant from the Schools, Colleges and Community Groups we work with, and to those who meet criteria outlined in our Access and Participation Plan.

How do I get a Free Audition Voucher?

If one or more of the below criteria applies to you, you can claim a Free Audition Voucher:

  • Your household income is under £25,000 per year
  • You have a registered Disability
  • You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority)
  • You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer)

You can check whether you would qualify for a free audition by entering your home postcode, if your home postcode is listed as a number 1 or 2 in any of the following three columns, you will be eligible for a Free Audition Voucher

  • Income (column H);
  • Education and Skills (column N);
  • IDACI: Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (column X).

To find out more, or to receive a Free Audition Voucher, please email

On your voucher, you will receive a code. When booking your audition you can enter that code and it will remove the charge for the audition.

Learn more about our application process for undergraduate Acting courses.

Enquire about Free Audition Vouchers