South Hill Park

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Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Aladdin (2019)

May 7, 2019

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble

Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Aladdin (Fri 29 Nov 2019 – Sat 4 Jan 2020)!

We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form three teams of ten, 8 to 18 years of age.


There will be six audition slots over one weekend in June lasting one and a half hours each:

Saturday 22 June: 11.00 -12.30 / 14.00 -15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30

Sunday 23 June: 11.00 -12.30 / 14.00 -15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30


South Hill Park Arts Centre, Recital Room


Boys or girls aged between 8 and 18 yrs.


There are 20 audition places for each slot so please book in advance for a time that is convenient to you. You can book through the South Hill Park box office, or by calling 01344 484123.

Please note there is a £5 administration fee, and this must be paid before the audition day. This fee can be paid at the time of booking.

You will also need to fill out an audition registration form which will be emailed to you along with a FAQ sheet once you have booked an audition time.

Please make sure that you attach a passport-sized photo with the form – this is to help us remember you after this audition.


1) What time do I need to arrive?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time. This will give us enough time to register your arrival and make sure you have filled in the registration form.

2) What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring along a printed passport photo/photo of yourself. This helps us when we are selecting the ensemble once you’ve left the room.  You will need comfortable clothes and shoes. Dance shoes are perfect if you have them. If you are cast, you will be expected to purchase a pair of jazz shoes before the rehearsal process starts.

Make sure you wear clothes that are suitable for dancing and physical movement.

Bring a bottle of water. The auditions are very energetic and you will get hot and thirsty.

3) What will I do during the auditions?

Please prepare a short monologue, speech or poem to perform as part of the audition. It should be around 30 seconds long. Adam would also like you to come with three jokes to tell the audition panel.

You will also be taught a short piece of dance by Charlotte, the choreographer, and will have an opportunity to sing a song with Tim, the musical director.

Rehearsals and performances:

Joining the pantomime cast is a big commitment and should be considered carefully before registering to audition. The rehearsals will take place every Sunday from September. Each member of the junior ensemble will be required to attend both technical rehearsals and one dress rehearsal on either 26, 27 or 28 November (evening) and commit to approximately 21 performances between 29 November and 4 January.

If you have any queries please contact:

Click here to book your time slot