Thanks to all those who applied - applications are now closed. 

If you haven’t heard from us by Friday 24 June, we’re afraid you haven’t been successful this time. If you don’t get a place, please keep applying for future Open Audition sessions as we would really love to see you. 

 

Open Auditions | Wednesday 06 July, 11am – 6pm 

As we move away from the pandemic and begin to employ more actors in our productions, script development, and workshops, we are excited to announce the first in a series of actors open auditions. We hope to hold a few of these sessions a year, as we did in 2019.

Open auditions are not designed with a particular production or opportunity in mind, instead they are a brilliant way for us to widen our knowledge of local actors with a view to finding the right people for future projects.

We are delighted to announce our first open audition session on Wednesday 06 July 2022, 11am – 6pm at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Applications were open from Friday 17 June to Monday 20 June at 12pm and are now closed. Audition places will be allocated by random selection.

If you haven’t heard from us by Friday 24 June, we’re afraid you haven’t been successful this time. If you don’t get a place, please keep applying for future Open Audition sessions as we would really love to see you.

WHO IS IT FOR? 

This opportunity is open to those living in Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the cities of Manchester and Salford), who are not currently in training, and not part of any of our existing Connecting programmes such as Young Company or Elders Company. 

We're particularly interested in meeting actors who we haven’t seen in a performance/casting/workshop capacity within the last 3 years.

If you fit these criteria and you feel like the Exchange doesn’t know you, we’d love to see you.

We believe diversity strengthens and enriches us, and it is the responsibility of everyone here at the Royal Exchange Theatre to make the arts and cultural sector a more representative and equal place. We would particularly welcome applications from anyone identifying as ethnically diverse, disabled, and / or neurodivergent.

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Each session will consist of a ten-minute informal chat and audition. We will ask you to prepare a 1.5min speech/monologue that is written within the 20th or 21st Century, within your playing age. You are welcome to present self-written work.

Joint Artistic Director Roy Alexander Weise and Dramaturg Suzanne Bell will be leading the auditions. They will make notes which we will keep on file for when we are casting or looking for actors to take part in workshops. As we don’t currently have a Casting Director in house, these notes will also be passed on to the freelance Casting Directors we work with.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback once your audition has ended, so please ask any questions and get feedback within your audition timeslot.