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Open Auditions

Open access auditions held nationwide.

Open Auditions are our way of broadening our horizons when it comes to casting, and getting to meet actors we might not otherwise get to know. We travel up and down the UK, meeting actors for a quick chat and a monologue or duologue from a play written in the last 15 years. We also hold open auditions online.

We’re not always casting for anything specific – it’s just a chance for us to meet you, and for you to meet us. We employ around 50 actors per year, so of course we’ve got an eye on the productions we have coming up in the next year, and hoping to meet people who might be the right fit for one of our shows.

We’ve cast a number of actors we met in Open Auditions in Paines Plough productions. Many more have come in and met us for formal castings for shows off the back of a great Open Audition. We keep everyone’s details on file, and we look back on our notes on Open Auditions every time we cast a new show.

It’s one of our favourite ways to spend a day, meeting lots of great people and watching extracts of brilliant new plays.

If we have any Open Auditions coming up, they will be listed below.

And keep in the know by signing up to the mailing list and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

If you don’t get a place this time, please keep trying, we’d love to meet you at some stage.