Edinburgh’s Dance Base hosts free theatre auditions for 8 to 18 year old performers

Talent management and theatre training programme, Stagebox, will be hosting its Edinburgh auditions at Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance this weekend.

By Shona Elliott
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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Stagebox has invited young auditionees, ages eight to 18, to take to the stage at in-person audition workshops on Sunday 16th May 2021.

For the first time, auditions are free of charge, with Stagebox founders keen to encourage everyone with a love of theatre to come along and audition.

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With Stagebox alumni starring on stage and screen, many securing lead roles for Disney, Netflix, in the West End and beyond, the company offers rising stars the chance to train smart, build industry connections and gain unrivalled opportunities in theatre, television and film.

Head Agent at Stagebox Kirsti Bagger has recommended auditionees to bring their passion and star quality to the stage.

She said: “We’re looking to meet new performers with passion, ambition and star quality. We’re very passionate about accessibility and inclusivity which is why we’re removing audition fees this May.

“We welcome children from all backgrounds, from newcomers all the way up to advanced level and we can’t wait to see what the young people of Edinburgh have to offer.”

Stagebox recently released a video featuring its Edinburgh cast performing an original medley from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Stagebox’s General Manager, Jasmine Quinlan Gardner, said: “It’s been a turbulent period for the performing arts industry to say the least, and we’re so delighted to be holding the free auditions in Edinburgh. Stagebox is about opportunity, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating the country’s budding talent.”

Stagebox recently released a video featuring its Edinburgh cast performing an original medley from Disney’s The Little Mermaid on YouTube, the video has already amassed an impressive 5,000 views in less than a week.

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