Everything you need to know about competitive entry and becoming a student at the Manufacture!

This page provides information regarding admission requirements and application procedures for each degree course, as well as regulations governing admissions and studies at the Manufacture.

In 2022, an entrance exam is hold for the Bachelor in Theatre and the Master in Theatre. For the Master, it will be possible to chose between an orientation in Stage Direction or Scenography. Classes will start in September 2022.

Please note that audition dates and procedures may be subject to change pending coronavirus regulations.

Bachelor in Theatre

Admission to the Bachelor in Theatre results of a two-round competitive audition, held two times every three years. A class of 16 student actors is formed after two rounds of auditions.

For the 2021-2022 academic year 


  • Online registration will open in December 2021
  • Registration deadline : 31 March 2022

Auditions dates

- First round: 9 - 13 May 2022 

- Second round: 4 - 8 July 2022 

5-days wokshop for successful candidates in the first round. The results will be announced on the evening of July 9. 

The auditions take place at La Manufacture in Lausanne.

Master in Theatre

Admission to the Master in Theatre, orientations in Stage Direction and Scenography, results of a competitive audition held every year in spring.

For the 2022-2023 academic year

Online registration will open in December 2021

This admission file, which includes an artistic and research dossier, serves as the basis for a first selection.  

The chosen candidates will be invited to attend a second round of auditions at The Manufacture. During this practical test, candidates are put into different work situations, together and separately, and then interviewed individually by the jury.

  • Audition dates for the Scenography orientation:  27 - 29 April 2022
  • Audition dates for the Stage direction orientation: 3 - 5 May 2022

Online information meeting
An online information meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Bachelor in Contemporary Dance

Admission to the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance results of a two-round competitive audition held in spring, two times every three years. A class of 12 student dancers is formed at the end of the auditions.

In 2022, there is no entrance exam for the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance. The next auditions will be held in 2023.