All auditions are open to all over 16 (unless stated), regardless of experience. No preparation is required, but please turn up about 15 minutes early so that we can take some details.
Friday 23rd November 2018, 7.30pm: Mary Mary by Billy Towers. A piece of new writing looking at the life of Mary Kelly, the fifth canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. Roles for male and female performers available. Directed by Abbi Laidler. To be produced in our studio from 23rd to 26th January 2019.
Friday 30th November 2018, 7.30pm: Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse. A theatrical classic with roles for male and female performers available. Directed by Andrew Barella. To be produced on our main stage from 18th to 23rd February 2019.
The Royalty Theatre exists for the benefit of the community. We’re here not just to entertain people but also to give people something worthwhile to get involved in.
So whether you want to be a star on stage, or you just want to meet new people or learn some new skills, the Royalty Theatre is the perfect place to do just that.
There’s plenty to do
For any production, as well as actors, we also need people to help with building set, finding props, making or altering costumes, running lights and sound, running our bar, selling ice creams, managing front-of-house and numerous other tasks that help a show run smoothly. Training is always available – the only qualification is to be keen and willing to put in some time. Anybody wishing to become involved in any aspect of the theatre is invited to come to one of our social evenings, which take place every Friday from 8.30pm in our bar. Here, you’ll be able to meet current members of the theatre, who should be able to point you in the direction of whomever is organising efforts for the current shows. Feel free to bring a friend if you think you might be nervous!
Those wishing to act should keep an eye out in our foyer and online for the auditions that we hold throughout the year. No experience or preparation is necessary.
For more information on how to get involved, please use the contact form on our website.
All of our play auditions are open to non-members as well as members. On arrival for an audition you will be asked to complete a form with your contact details and pose for your picture to be taken. You do not need to prepare anything or to have any experience; the usual format includes a mixture of scripted pieces to be read or performed. At pantomime auditions everyone will also be expected to sing, and possibly carry out some basic dance steps.
Unless otherwise stated readings and auditions start at 7.30pm and usually finish between 9pm – 9.30pm. There is no limit to the number of auditions or readings you attend, but you should be aware we can’t guarantee acting parts to anyone, no matter how enthusiastic they are.
We insist on a minimum age of 16 for acting auditions, anyone younger will be encouraged to try the youth academy instead. However, if a play features any characters younger than 16 it will be made clear when the reading is advertised.
Production rehearsal dates and times will be set by the Director. Usually actors are required for a six to seven week rehearsal period before the start of the production. Actors rehearse three nights per week, usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting at 7.30pm finishing between 9.30 – 10.00pm.
The week before a production starts is referred to as Dress Rehearsal week, during this week actors will generally be required for three or four nights from 6.30pm onwards. There is always a dress rehearsal on the Sunday before the production starts. The time for this is set by the Director and therefore will vary.
All people using the theatre will be asked to become members of the theatre.