The Greatest Dancer tickets: Be in the audience at auditions of the new series

You can now apply for free tickets to be in the audience of The Greatest Dancer’s auditions.


The BBC One dancing competition will return for a new series on TV in 2020.

Filming begins next month (August) in Birmingham with the auditions, and you can be in the audience.

And when it comes to The Greatest Dancer, the audience play an important part, ultimately deciding which acts make it through.

The Greatest Dancer tickets

The Greatest Dancer auditions film at The ICC Birmingham. The minimum age limit is 12+ (12-17s must be accompanied by an adult).

You can apply for free audience tickets via the Applause Store website here.

In The Greatest Dancer auditions, dance acts perform in front of a giant two-way mirror.


The audience can see through and watch the act and use their voting pad if they like what they see.

If more than 75% of the audience likes an act, the dancer(s) will win their way through to the next round.

Offering up expert opinion and later mentoring teams of dancers will be The Greatest Dancer panel.

Last year’s line up was made up of performer Cheryl, Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse and Broadway star Matthew Morrison.

All three are expected to return to the series with Cheryl letting slip the news last month.

She said: “I don’t think I’m allowed to say but I’m going to anyway – I’m going back to the dance show.

“I’m going to get told off for that, but it doesn’t matter because it’s just a fact. I love, love, loved the dance show.”


Alongside the judges, the show is hosted by Jordan Banjo and Alesha Dixon.

The Greatest Dancer is made for the BBC by Syco and Thames TV, makers of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Announcing news of the second series earlier this year, Nigel Hall, Global Head of Television for Syco Entertainment, said: “The Greatest Dancer is a joyous, uplifting and exciting show. We have loved making this first series.

“We are absolutely delighted the programme will return to screens on BBC One in 2020 – and are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with the BBC.”

Meanwhile, applications to compete on The Greatest Dance are currently open.


Find out more information on applying from

The minimum age limit is 7 (no upper age limit). The closing date for applications is August 4.