East 15 acting school



Have a question?

These are our most frequently asked questions.

If you have a specific query that's not listed below, please email us


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Do you hold Open Days?

Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are currently not running any in-person Open Day events, but in the meantime you can take a virtual tour of our Loughton and Southend Campuses.

The University of Essex is holding a number of Virtual Open Days which you can access via the University of Essex website.

We are currently live-streaming our student productions from our Corbett Theatre in Loughton and Clifftown Theatre in Southend.

For more information, please see our Open Days page.

How do I apply for a course at East 15 Acting School?

  • For information on how to apply for an Undergraduate Course, click here.
  • If applying for Masters study, you'll find all the information you need about applying here.
  • If you are interested in one of our Postgraduate Research Degrees, click here


What do I need to prepare for my audition?

Further information about what to prepare for your video audition can be found on our 'Auditions' page.

Do you have an Audition Fee Waiver Scheme?

We believe in fair access to training and therefore provide free auditions to undergraduate applicants from low-income households. Full details, eligibility and how to apply can be found on our 'How to Apply' page.

This scheme only applies to undergraduate applicants and is not open to those applying for masters courses.

Applicants who are only applying to our courses that require an interview instead of an audition are not required to pay a fee.

What is the deadline for applying / submitting my audition?

We do not have a deadline, however, we do suggest that you apply and submit your video audition as soon as you can. We usually don’t close our courses until at least the end of May, but can close them earlier if we feel that we have made enough offers.

What funding is available to me? 

You can find further information on fees, funding and scholarships on the University of Essex website.

There may be other industry awards that you can either apply for or be nominated for once you are a student and details of these will be posted on the student notice boards as they become available.

All of our undergraduate courses, including the Cert HE in Theatre Arts, are eligible for UK Government Student Loans. You will need to contact the Student Loan Company directly to check your status and how much funding you are entitled to.

What accommodation is available on campus?

Loughton -

Our Loughton East 15 students live and study in the local area and our Student Services Team are here to help with any questions you may have. Choose between a shared house, living with a landlord or letting a whole house. If you have any questions, contact our Student Services Team.

View a list of all nearby letting agencies here.

Southend -

University Square is the on-site accommodation at our Southend Campus. Just a 2 minute walk to the main Gateway Building and Town Centre and a 5 minute walk to our Clifftown Theatre, University Square flats all have en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens. There is also a large common room, launderette and courtyard.

You can find out more about applying for on-site accommodation here.