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Open Days

Deciding which drama school will suit you best can be a difficult process. Visiting the schools during an Open Day is the best way of finding out how a school operates, getting its 'feel' and understanding its identity.

At the moment it’s not possible to visit in person. We have organised digital live-streamed Open Days where you can meet our tutors, learn more about ALRA and ask any questions you may have. You can book onto these Open Days below.

Book onto our 2020/2021 Open Days 

All acting courses Wednesday 18th November, 6pm              BOOK

Postgraduate non-acting Thursday 19th November, 6pm       BOOK

All courses Saturday 5th December, 2pm                             BOOK

All courses Tuesday 26th January, 6pm                                BOOK

Postgraduate non-acting Thursday 28th January, 6pm          BOOK

All acting courses Saturday 6th February, 2pm                     BOOK

Visitor Accommodation

The Oak Hotel

The Oak Hotel www.wigan-oak-hotel-wigan.com is just across the road from ALRA North, and if you mention ALRA at the time of booking they will offer you a preferential rate.

Bellingham Hotel

For more details, visit the Bellingham Hotel website: www.bellingham-hotel.co.uk


  • I attended the Open Day at ALRA 27th October! Just emailing to say thank you for the day, I learnt a lot about the school and students, I found it very useful talking to the students and was able to ask the questions I needed to.

    The matinee performance was fantastic, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the standard of the performance was brilliant. I felt very welcome to the school and was impressed by what I saw. Again, thank you for the experience and I look forward to applying to ALRA and auditioning for 2011.
  • I’ve been to many open days this year; but this is the first thank you that ive felt compelled to write after my visit to your Open Day last Saturday (15th). I was very impressed with your students’ honesty and advice with regards to their own experiences. The staff were also honest and enthusiastic furthermore I felt the open day was long enough for visitors to get a true sense of your school. I got the feeling that the students were real individuals – which was a symbol of the school’s emphasis as a whole; training realistic, individual actors. As an actor who has these qualities ingrained in me, I look forward to auditioning for you soon. Thank you very much for a valuable,relaxed experience.