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SLT Auditions - Frequently Asked Questions

Our upcoming auditions are listed below, but before you dive in and apply, here are a few FAQs so you know what to expect.

Can anyone audition for SLT shows?

Yes - our auditions are free and open to all, whether you’ve acted before or not. We just ask that you contact the director and complete an audition form in advance to book your place (please don’t just turn up on the day), and prepare any audition pieces as instructed. Only auditionees will be allowed into the audition room, unless you’re in need of assistance or under the age of 18 (see below)

I’m under 18 - can I audition?

Yes, if the role is age-appropriate, but you must contact the director in advance as you will need to be chaperoned throughout the audition (and subsequent rehearsals). The chaperone can be your parent or guardian.

Do you have to be an SLT member to audition?

No, but if you’re cast in a show it’s mandatory for you to take out Full Membership (concession rates are available) before the first rehearsals take place.

Find out more about membership

Does SLT pay people taking part in shows?

SLT is a non-professional theatre; we make theatre for the love of it. You will be auditioning to take part in a show which is NOT paid work, nor can we refund your travel expenses, so you may want to consider carefully the journeys you will have to make to attend rehearsals and performances if you’re cast - timing as well as cost!

What form do auditions take?

This will depend on the director and the play. Most auditions tend to be in groups, so that the director can see how would-be actors work together in a variety of scenes, but sometimes a director may wish to see auditionees individually. Typically there is an online form to complete to book your place and in order to receive audition pieces. There is also a button on the audition notice to email the director and find out more.

When will I hear back from the director?

We aim to respond to every auditionee with a decision after no longer than a week following the audition. If you impress at the first audition, you may be asked to attend a call-back a few days later. Rehearsals normally start within about 3 weeks of auditions, so it’s not usually a lengthy process. If you’ve been unsuccessful, the director will normally try to let you know as soon as possible, but if you’re not cast on your first attempt, please don’t be afraid to try again if another play is of interest to you! Joining SLT and taking on a backstage or volunteer role is also a great way to get to know people and find out more upcoming opportunities.

Where are these auditions then?

Any upcoming auditions will be listed below on this page. If none is shown, it usually means we've cast already for shows in the remainder of the season. However, it won't be long before something is listed, as we put on over 20 shows per year.

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Auditions: Linck and Mülhahn

By Ruby Thomas

Ruby Thomas’ epic and playful love story, inspired by 18th-century court records and the extraordinary lives of a gender-pioneering couple, opened at Hampstead Theatre, London, in January 2023.
Dashing soldier Anastasius Linck has no intention of falling in love, but a chance encounter with the rebellious Catharina Mülhahn changes everything. As they begin to forge a relationship that breaks boundaries and rejects the rigid rules of their society, they find the...

Director: Jo Boniface

Performances: 24 - 28 Sep 2024

Cast Needed: VARIOUS

Auditions: 02 Jun & 03 Jun 2024

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Auditions: Mother Courage and Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht

As a futile, endless war engulfs Europe, Mother Courage and her children haul their cart through the devastated landscape, scraping a living as itinerant merchants to the soldiery, trying to earn enough to stay alive, and often just trying to stay alive at all.

Virtue is a handicap, rewards and punishments are arbitrary, and a war will need feeding in this blood-soaked pantomime....

Director: Tom Melly

Performances: 8 - 12 Oct 2024

Cast Needed: VARIOUS

Auditions: 09 Jun & 10 Jun 2024

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