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Auditions & Interviews

An audition or interview is required for admission for all Theatre School programs. Students gain access to the online registration system once they have submitted an online application.

Looking for more information? Visit our audition/interview FAQ!

Undergraduate (BFA) Audition & Interview Days

The BFA Acting program requires a two-step audition: a video prescreen and an in-person callback audition. All of our other BFA programs require an interview.
Chicago (The Theatre School, 2350 N. Racine Avenue)
October 19: Interviews
November 9: Interviews
January 11: Interviews & Callback Auditions
January 18: Interviews
January 25: Interviews & Callback Auditions
February 1: Interviews & Callback Auditions
February 4: Callback Auditions
February 5: Callback Auditions
February 8: Interviews
February 15: Interviews & Callback Auditions

Houston (exact location TBD)
December 7: Interviews

New York City (Ripley Grier Studios; 520 8th Avenue)
January 17: Interviews & Callback Auditions
January 18: Interviews & Callback Auditions
January 19: Interviews & Callback Auditions

Los Angeles
February 9: Interviews & Callback Auditions
February 10: Interviews & Callback Auditions
Custom Interviews (Phone, Skype, Facetime, or In-Person)
Applicants unable to attend any of our interview days may request a custom interview through a form on the interview registration page. The request form must be submitted by February 7. Your application must be 100% complete (all application materials received) before you can submit the request form. Custom Interviews are generally not scheduled past February 15.

Graduate (MFA) Audition & Interview Days

MFA Acting applicants should plan to register for one of the following audition days:
Chicago (The Theatre School, 2350 N. Racine Ave.)
January 25
January 28
January 29
February 1
February 15
New York City (Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.)
January 18
January 19
Los Angeles (exact location TBD)
February 1
MFA Directing or MFA Arts Leadership applicants who are selected as finalists should plan to attend the finalist interview day for their program.
MFA Directing Finalist Interview Day: February 15
The interview day will take place at The Theatre School building, located at 2350 N. Racine Avenue in Chicago.
MFA Arts Leadership Finalist Interview Day: Mid-March
The interview day will take place at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, located at 800 E. Grand Avenue (on Navy Pier) in Chicago.