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Open Auditions- 

Open Auditions will be taking place at the Harlequin Rehearsal Suite at The Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield. Casting will begin for the following show which will be staged during our 2020 season. Beginners welcome- No experience is necessary. Those who are successful will go on to work with professional directors and crew. Training, direction and rehearsals will be provided by professional acting coaches and directors. 


Alice in Oz - Youth Show ( theatre )

Parts casting- Alice, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, The King of Hearts, The Caterpillar, The March Hare, The Dormouse, Jaberwocky, Dorothy, Munchkins, Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda- Good Witch of the North, The Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man- All to be played by young actors 7-17 years of age.


Audition Dates, Venue Options & Times

Saturday 7th of March 2020  - Round One 9am-10am The Highbury Theatre Centre, Harlequin Suite, Sheffield Road

( off Marston Road ) Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 5HD- Parking and Venue access information can be found below.

Other dates are available upon request. If you would prefer to send a video audition, please click here for more information


To book a place please complete the form below. Candidates will need to be aged 7-17 years to apply. Parental permission to attend will be required. Auditions will be allocated on a first come first served basis in 5 minute slots. Audition priority will be given to those who have booked places. To avoid disappointment please organise an audition by completing the instructions below. Please note it is unlikely that those attending on the day without a booking will be seen.


Project Information

Alice in Oz -If successful cast members will rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Digbeth Minerva Works from 7pm-8.30pm.Full details will be provided to all successful candidates. The show will be staged at The Highbury Theatre Centre- Main stage, late Nov /early Dec 2020.

Before Booking 


Audition slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Audition slots can only be allocated by filling in and completing the online form below. If you need any help with your form please email for assistance.


Please read our Questions & Answers before applying so that you are fully informed. If you are allocated a time slot and cannot attend please let organisers know promptly so that your place can be offered to another candidate on the waiting list, contact details will be supplied when your audition confirmation is sent. Audition script pieces will be sent to you based upon your age and gender. If for any reason you do not receive your audition script piece in time copies will be made available to you at your audition when you book in.


Parking & Directions for Audition Venues

Parking Harlequin Suite C/O The Highbury Theatre Centre

 There is ample onsite free parking at the back of the theatre. Please do not park in front of garage doors due to residential access. Turn right along a drive way to the right hand side of the theatre. Parking can be found at the bottom of the drive. 


Locating The Harlequin Suite at The Highbury Theatre Centre

Please do not try and access the front of the theatre or the theatre stage door but continue to the bottom of the drive which can be found alongside the main theatre building to the right handside, at the bottom of the drive look for an external building with a green door. Signs will direct you to the Harlequin suite. If you are running late or having difficulty finding us please call Marian on 07951370585 and we will do our best to help you.


Pick up Drop Off- In the interest of safety please make sure that directors and our staff are onsite before drop off. Tutors will not release young people under the age of 18 unless they have seen a recognised adult at collection time.


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Questions & Answers


How long are the auditions and what should I expect  ?


Each audition will last for approximately 5 mins before a small and informal audition panel. You will receive an audition script, which will be emailed to you with your confirmed time for your audition. It will not be compulsory to learn lines, although it would be preferred. One of our staff will read in for any other parts that are required in your audition script. Spare copies will be available at the audition should you forget yours. Please bring a copy of your confirmation details with you.  You will receive a formal decision within 14 days of your audition either by post or email. We anticipate that from the time you book in to the time your audition will be completed will be 15 mins in total.Audition pieces will be sent to you based upon your age and gender. If for any reason you do not receive your  audition pieces in time copies will be made available to you at your audition when you book in.

What the panel are looking for at audition ?


Our panel of experienced directors and tutors are looking for enthusiastic actors to work with, who are willing to learn and who show a natural ability in front of an audience experience is not necessary and they look forward to working with complete beginners or those who have had previous experience. Directors from the theatre and film industry, including experienced acting coaches and chaperones will sit on the audition panel, who will include directors from Class Act Drama Centre and B9 Films & Media.  Collectively they will share over 30 years worth of relevant experience whilst still attempting to make candidates feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible ensuring the very best from audition performances

What Happens if I am offered a place in a cast.

If you are successful and offered a part within the cast, we will send you further information about the performance, Class Act Drama Centre, the centre’s membership details and registration documents to complete and consider should you wish to accept your place.  If you have not been successful on this occasion we may offer you a part in an alternative group, or retain your details for further castings that we are working on.  It is with regret that due to availability we cannot offer every child a place within a cast. However, we will inform every candidate of our decision

Class Act Drama Centre workshop classes & theatre projects are not reliant on external funding.  Due to continual cuts in arts funding and to ensure continuity and the success of projects, subscriptions are charged. Each member of the drama class will have a subscription fee equating to £ 8.50 to £9.75 ( depending on venue hire charges ) per week for their training and participation in the project. If successful all members are guaranteed a speaking role. Successful siblings will be offered a substantial discounted rate. There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to fees. Fees include weekly training in a class, tuition, rehearsal, room hire & access to script materials. Full details will be supplied to all successful candidates. Shows & casting are at directors discretion

Funding for scholarships


There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to fees. Funding is competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Funding for individual scholarships may be offered as a full or partial scholarship and is offered by the contributions of private individuals into Class Act Drama Centre’s scholarship fund.


Further Information


Full project details will be provided to all successful candidates.


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