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.