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Network Theatre Company productions have open auditions run by the director and their team. Every show is different so every audition process is different, but we have tried to answer some common questions with common answers. Check the notes on the show page for any specific requirements or details.

See below for the list of currently scheduled auditions.

Who can audition?

Anyone who’d like to be involved. Our auditions are open, so members and non-members alike can take part.

What will I have to do?

This depends very much on what requirements the show will place on the actors and who is directing. You may be asked to perform a monologue, or take part in a small scene with another actor. Group work with the rest of the people auditioning may play a part. If the show is a musical, you may be asked to take part in a singing or dance audition. The director may ask for candidates to prepare an extract from the show – check the show page for details.

How should I prepare?

You should come to the audition with some idea of which characters you are interested in performing, and with as much knowledge of the show as possible. Network Theatre Company auditions are normally preceded by an informal reading – you may like to come along to the reading to understand more about the show and get a feel for the characters. The audition notes will also ask you to fill out an audition form to bring, along with a photograph, or ask you to prepare a monologue.

How do I register for an audition?

The audition notes will specify what you need to do.  You will normally be required to register through our TicketSource page and pay a £5 audition fee if you are not a Network member.  Members are also required to register a place, but do not pay a fee.

What shows have auditions coming up?

All the shows with scheduled auditions are shown below.

Now Auditioning

Gatsby and Fay

A radically queer retelling of the Great Gatsby that's more grim, glamorous, and gay than ever before. Readings: 11th Jul Auditions: 25th, 27th Jul 11th–14th Oct
Now Auditioning

Beauty and the Beast

After the huge success of Cinderella in 2022 we present this year's pantomime: Beauty and The Beast. A traditional panto with a fun modern feel. As Belle's father is imprisoned by the The Beast after the wicked Belladonna cursed the castle, Belle sets to free her father but will it be a happy, love-filled ending? Oh yes it will - this is panto. Readings: 12th Sep Auditions: 19th, 21st, 26th Sep 29th–30th Nov, 1st–3rd Dec