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Hi, my daughter has done both a couple of times. You have to pay for EYB, auditions are done in front of parents through one round. The whole rehearsals and show are over with within a month - 6 weeks. A nice experience, costumes are good and all the children enjoy it. LCB is based in London and is free of charge. The 1st audition is done, then if successful you are invited to

stay for call backs. You then receive an invite to finals if successful again, this happens a month later. If you are then lucky enough to get in you are invited back to casting. Whole experience from audition to show is from October - April. A wonderful experience, very professional. My daughter loved LCB and performing on the west end. 

Hope this helps. 

Nancy x 

 

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My DD has auditioned for both, and I would say that LCB is harder to get in to. Mainly because it's free, so you get a huge amount of children going for relatively few places ( our experience was roughly 450-500 for 30 places in LCB and around 100 children going for 50 EYB places) My DD was accepted for EYB, only got to finals for LCB, but interestingly found the audition much more challenging for EYB. As far as I know, LCB rehearses at weekends. 

Hope that helps!

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I don't know about the EYB, but the LCB always involved a considerable time/travel commitment. As indicated above, following the first and second auditions there is a casting audition for those selected and then rehearsals involve compulsory Sunday attendance from January onwards followed by a week of daily rehearsals over the (generally) Easter holiday.

 

The actual performances previously required about three days off school, and you may need the school's permission to take that time out. The LCB is loath to accomodate any failure to attend rehearsals and children choosing to go on pre-booked Easter family holidays run the risk of being excluded.

 

As I said, it's a big commitment from both children and their families.

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18 hours ago, margarite said:

My DD has auditioned for both, and I would say that LCB is harder to get in to. Mainly because it's free, so you get a huge amount of children going for relatively few places ( our experience was roughly 450-500 for 30 places in LCB and around 100 children going for 50 EYB places) My DD was accepted for EYB, only got to finals for LCB, but interestingly found the audition much more challenging for EYB. As far as I know, LCB rehearses at weekends. 

Hope that helps!

Thank you

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