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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 Ave.)
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 (Hotel ICON, 220 Main St.)
December 7: Interviews

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

Los Angeles (Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd.)
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

Chicago (The Theatre School, 2350 N. Racine Ave.)
January 25: MFA Acting Auditions
January 28: MFA Acting Auditions
January 29: MFA Acting Auditions
February 1: MFA Acting Auditions
February 15: MFA Acting Auditions  & MFA Directing Finalists Interview Day

The MFA Arts Leadership Finalists Interview Day will take place at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Navy Pier/800 E. Grand Avenue) in mid-March.
New York City (Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.)
January 18: MFA Acting Auditions
January 19: MFA Acting Auditions
Los Angeles (W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills, 930 Hilgard Ave.)
February 1: MFA Acting Auditions