To process applications for the 3-year education program at the School of Acting, the School of Contemporary Dance, the School of Mime and Physical Theater, the Musical School, the School of Painting and Stage Design, the School of Circus Arts, and the 1-year pilot project Universal Performer, the following documents are required:

  • the completed application form (please print and fill out the form)
  • a current CV
  • two passport photos
  • a. Opy of your most recent diploma or certificate of completion
  • for the Circus School, a letter of motivation
  • for the pilot project Universal Performer, a letter of motivation including a description of your desired outcome.

Applications may be submitted to the ETAGE at any time. You will then be invited to the next examination at the school of your choice.

Entrance Examination

Everyone applying for admission to the school must take an entrance examination/audition (aptitude test). The examination will be held on one of the audition dates. As soon as the ETAGE has received your application documents, you will receive an invitation to the entrance examination, which takes place during the classes at the ETAGE. Examination fees are 35.- EUR (excepting the Musical School and Universal Performer, for which the fee is 45,- EUR), and must be remitted to the account of the ETAGE one week before the examination date. Examination fees are non-refundable.


To be accepted into the education program at the ETAGE you must be at least 16 years of age and have completed your schooling. For applicants under the age of 18, the written permission of a parent or legal guardian is required. There is no maximum age limit for the education program; this will depend on the demands of the school in question, and on the abilities of the individual applicant.

I am not a beginner

Applicants with previous experience can, after a successful audition, in some cases be integrated into a current semester. There is no legal claim to integration. The decision in each case is at the discretion of the examiners. Auditions for possible integration can be arranged at any time by appointment.

I need more information

More information can be obtained from our office:
Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00
Telephone: +49 30 6912095