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Open Auditions / Interviews

The Mercury Theatre is committed to engaging with the huge range of talented theatre makers on its doorstep.

That's why we're going to be hosting two days of general auditions/interviews for actors and other theatre makers based in Essex and the wider eastern region who want to make contact with the team at their local producing theatre.

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We’re interested in meeting established professionals working across the full range of disciplines that go into making a Made In Colchester production – performers, technicians, directors, designers, producers, makers, marketers, managers – if you want to come and say hello to our Artistic Director and show our producers a little of what you do, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re particularly keen to hear from people looking to balance the demands of working within the theatre industry with childcare or other family caring responsibilities, and to this end we’re teaming up with PIPA (Parents In Performing Arts) to provide a crèche facility alongside these auditions/interviews.

What will it involve?

You will be meeting with our Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd, and our Producers.

Meeting slots are 15 minutes long, and a creche is available for pre-school children if this would help you to attend. Please indicate if you would like to use this facility when completing the form below.

Performers should bring a short acting piece and, if appropriate, an unaccompanied song.

Professionals and artists from other disciplines should bring a portfolio showing their work and/or CV for discussion.

How do I request an audition or meeting?

Just fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you!

If you have any questions, please email Jenny Moore, our Production Administrator.


Applications are now closed. If you’ve submitted an audition request, we’ll be in touch soon!

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