We hold open auditions every year for children and young people to take part in our Wakefield Youth Music Theatre shows and our Pantomime chorus. By joining our Performance Academy, you will also have a chance to perform on our stage.
Our Wakefield Youth Music Theatre shows are high-quality, popular musical theatre productions with a full youth cast made up of local children and young people who take part in two weeks of intensive performance training with us. They are amateur productions performed on a professional stage at Theatre Royal Wakefield for ten performances to audiences of over 4,000 people. The age range for our Youth Musicals change from year to year dependant on the production.
Sunday 14 January 2024
9am - 5pm approx.
Theatre Royal Wakefield
For ages 10-22 (must be this age on the final night - 31 August 2024)
Please note: this is a project involving a training experience in musical theatre performance. We charge a fee to take part. Please read through all FAQs below for more information.
Please read through the FAQs to access the audition registration form.
Our annual pantomime is the biggest event of the year at Theatre Royal Wakefield. 2022’s production of Dick Whittington played to over 25,000 audience members. The chorus, made up of local young people, plays a crucial role in making the show spectacular. The schedule is tough and requires commitment and discipline, but it is also a brilliant opportunity to perform alongside and work with a professional cast and crew.