The Pre-audition Course advises on song and monologue choices for entry into drama school training and each student has the opportunity to present their selections to two members of the GSA faculty – Peter Roberts and Gerry Tebbutt. Mock audition sessions take place and feedback in the form of constructive criticism, evaluation and advice are given on their presentations along with ideas on how to improve, develop and extend their range to an acceptable audition level. The students also have the opportunity to ask the tutors in-depth questions about their own current personal level and progress needed, and are given suggestions for further study in order that the prospective student is heading in the right direction. The students are given a talk and guidance on the considered requirements they need from the moment they walk into the audition room, presenting themselves in front of a panel and suggestions on maintaining personality, confidence and potential. 

Why GSA?

GSA is widely recognised by the entertainment industry as a provider of the foremost performing arts training in the world and our pre-audition courses offer students hoping to gain entry into drama school invaluable experience and advice.

Programme overview

We offer two pathways of this two-day intensive weekend course: Musical Theatre audition technique and Acting audition technique. The Musical Theatre pathway focuses on audition techniques and integrated skills within acting, singing and dance whilst the Acting pathway places emphasis on acting technique, voice and movement.

Please note this course is not solely for preparation for GSA auditions but for any drama school.

Is it for me?

If you are serious and determined to pursue a career in the performing arts industry and want an insight into drama school audition days - this is the course for you.

Our aim is to offer experience through mock auditions, intensive technical workshops and how to prepare for auditions. Guidance will be given on your audition material, how to present yourself and any areas you may need to develop further in order to give you the best possible chance of success.

You must be aged 17+ (A2) to do this course.

Dates 2023-24

Musical Theatre:

  • 21 and 22 September 2024
  • 9 and 10 November 2024

Musical Theatre & Acting:

  • 19 and 20 October 2024
  • 30 November and 1 December 2024.


Saturdays 12.30pm – 6.30pm
Sundays 10.00am – 5.00pm





Bookings are now open for 2024/25

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If you have any complaints, in the first instance, please send them to and they will be dealt with in line with our complaints procedure.

Terms and Conditions

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"This course has been a major wake up call for me. I am now very much excited to do the work required to find the right material, to spend my time working with it and to step outside of myself and stop ‘acting’"

Please note that due to the nature of the audition process there is no guarantee that a student attending these courses will achieve a recall or place at a drama school