Auditions for the acting program

The first year acting class (THEA 1801 & 1802) is open to any student, regardless of experience. However, entrance into the next three years of the Acting Program is by audition only. Students may secure a spot in the Acting Program by auditioning EITHER directly out of high school before enrolling in their first year at Dalhousie OR upon completion of their first year. In both scenarios they MUST complete THEA 1801 & 1802 (or an equivalent at another university) in order to be eligible for the next three years of the program. Students whose auditions have earned their acceptance following high school must maintain a grade of B in their THEA 1801 & 1802 class in order or to maintain their spot in the upper years of the program. Scholarship auditions for high school graduates are normally held in March and non-scholarship dates in April. High school auditions for the 2021-22 academic year will be video submission. Auditions for first year students are held in April, at the end of the winter term.

Audition Process Video

Audition Tips Video

Audition Requirements  

A) For NEW Students Auditioning from High School - Video Auditions 2021-22
High school applicants must complete an Acting Supplemental Audition Form and submit it with all required materials to the Fountain School. For scholarship consideration, the form and all required materials, including reference letters and audition video, must be received by March 1. Please see Acting Auditions for High School Students for more details.

B) For CURRENT Students Auditioning at completion of THEA 1801/1802
2021 auditions will be conducted by video submission. Auditioning students enrolled in THEA 1802 must submit all required materials by 4:00pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.
Please see Acting Auditions for Current Students for more details.