When are auditions open?

We hold on-going auditions year-round, so you can apply at any time. All IDSA auditions are currently held online via a Zoom. Click here to apply now.

Can I audition if I am already represented by another talent agency?

Yes. Identity School of Acting and Identity Agency Group are two separate entities. Therefore, your training will not be affected in any way if you are represented by a talent agency.

What is the application process?

Please fill in the short application form on our website. We do not accept postal or telephone applications. Once you have clicked submit, your form will be sent to our Auditions Team who will process your application. You will then be sent an email with your audition details, you do not need to prepare a monologue instead you will be sent a scene to learn for the audition.

If you are given a date and time that you cannot attend, please email us at [email protected]


What are the application requirements?

Applicants do not need to have trained professionally or had any experience to apply for Identity School of Acting. All applicants are judged solely on their performance during the audition process. In order to attend Identity School of Acting you must:

  • Be fluent in the English language
  • Be 16+ when commencing at IDSA


What should I wear to the audition?

Auditions at one of our locations:
You do not need to bring anything to the audition. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Avoid wearing jeans, hard-soled shoes or tight clothing, as you will be moving a lot during the workshop. Avoid jewellery and accessories. If you have long hair please tie back away from your face.

Online Auditions
Ensure you are in a quiet room with minimal disturbance.
Wear comfortable, plain clothing. If you have long hair please tie back away from your face.

Do I need to audition if I have previous experience?

Yes. All applicants need to apply and audition for a place at IDSA, irrespective of prior experience.

How much is the audition fee?


Audition Fees are £30 for European applicants and $40 for non-European applicants. Our audition fees are non-refundable.

I attended IDSA previously and I would like to come back, do I need to audition again?

Yes. Acting ability can alter and we will, therefore, need to be reassessed to ensure you are assigned to the correct group.

What is the audition process?

To find out more about our audition process, please click HERE.

Do I need to audition to be accepted into IDSA?

Yes. All applicants need to apply and audition for a place at IDSA. This applies to both our physical premises auditionees, as well as those applying for our online training.

I’ve applied for my audition, how soon will I receive an audition date?

Once you have applied for your audition you will be contacted via email within 7 – 10 working days. If you have any queries in the interim, please email us at [email protected]

Do I need to prepare a monologue or learn a script for the audition?

Yes, you will be sent a script to learn and prepare for the audition. This will be sent to you once you have applied, alongside relevant audition information.

I’ve completed my audition, when will I find out if I’ve been accepted?

Audition results are emailed to the applicant within two weeks of your audition date. Your email will state whether or not you have been successful. All successful applicants will receive an email containing information regarding course dates and fees, as well as your enrolment pack, which contains your contract.

Does gaining acceptance into IDSA guarantee me representation by Identity Agency Group (IAG)?

Upon applying for, accepting and attending Identity School of Acting students are doing so for the sole purpose of training at the school. Identity Agency Group is a separate entity and does not form part of the school. As a student of Identity School of Acting, you are not represented by or guaranteed representation by Identity Agency Group or any affiliated agencies or management.

Where can I find course dates?

Please click HERE for information on Course Dates.

I’ve been accepted into IDSA, but I can no longer attend - can I defer until the next term?

If you are offered a place on our course but are suddenly unable to start the following term, please email us at [email protected] with your query and we will do our best to accommodate you.

I have completed my audition but haven’t been sent through an audition result.

We receive a high volume of applications each term, so although we endeavour to contact you within 14 working days, there may be some instances where we do not meet this deadline. If you have any concerns about your audition results, after 14 working days please contact us at [email protected]

Do you teach musical theatre at IDSA?

No, at this time we do not. However, we have recently acquired our own theatre studios, so this may be something we offer in the near future.

How do I join Identity Agency Group (IAG)?

Acceptance into Identity Agency Group (IAG) is by invitation only. IAG does not currently accept unsolicited CV’s and headshots. The agents select their clients from the drama school throughout the year after the showcase, and through continual class observation and feedback.

Does the Identity Agency Group (IAG) represent students from the school?

Acceptance into Identity Agency Group (IAG) is by invitation only. However, IAG agents attend various showcases, and may decide to approach a students for representation. 85% of IAG clients are from IDSA, but attending the school is no guarantee of representation.

I have questions, who can I speak to?

We would love to assist with your query. Please email us at [email protected]

Do you offer training online?

Yes! We are glad to say we now offer online training that is accessible to students worldwide. Click HERE to find out more about our online curriculum.

Will you be reopening the physical school?

Yes we will! The best way to keep updated as we follow government guidance, is to sign up to our mailing list. However, the doors to our premises across London and Los Angeles are set to open in January 2021.

Do you accept mature students?

Of course! We do not accept students based on age. As a school focused on promoting diversity in the Arts, we encourage applicants of all ages (16+) to apply, you will be assessed on your acting ability, not your age.

I'm having trouble with my application, who do I email?

If for any reason you are having issues applying to the school, please email us on [email protected]

Do you offer Scholarships?

We are a privately owned, independent school, that receives no funding. Therefore we do not offer scholarships at this time. However, please take a look at our online training options, which may be a more affordable option for you at this time.

I'm not from the UK, can I pay student fees in dollars?

We only accept student fees in Pound Sterling (£). This can be paid via Paypal.

When is the next short course?

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