Dates and other information When is the deadline for the 2024 Auditions? The closing date for applications will be 11:59pm on Friday, 1st March 2024. Please sign up to our newsletter to be notified when applications open. What dates do I need to be available for? Candidates must be available for the following dates: Semi-final auditions in Kronberg (8th April 2024) or in London (11th April 2024). Selected candidates will then need to be available on the morning following their audition for a short in person interview. The live finals on the 16th May at Wigmore Hall in London. Winners may then be required on the day following the live final auditions (17th May), though this is not obligatory. For a full timeline and locations, see Audition Information. How much does it cost to apply for YCAT? There is an administrative fee of £50, inclusive of VAT. You will be directed to pay this at the end of the application form. NB your application is only fully complete once payment and a confirmation email has been received. Are there age limits for YCAT applicants? Yes - please click here for further information. When will I hear back about my application? All applicants will receive a confirmation email upon submitting their application. We will notify all applicants of their result (both successful and unsuccessful) by 15th March 2024.