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Auditions- Nottingham
New Theatre Group Nottingham Arts Theatre
Auditions : Saturday the 6th of Sept 2014
from 9.30am-1.30pm
Venue- Nottingham Arts Theatre, 12 George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE
Entrance via stage door corner of Old Lenton Street  & Broad Street

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A new youth theatre group and drama class will be accepting students at Notts Arts Theatre in September 2014. The class which will run from 11.05am-12.30pm on Saturdays will be taught by professional actors and directors from Class Act Drama Centre. The group will start work upon adapted shows such as Charlie & Choc Factory, Grimm Tales, The Witches & Oliver  which will be performed on stage next year.  No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome. Places are available for 6 to 17 years with age groups taught separately. As places are limited auditions will be held on the 6th of September at Nottingham Arts Theatre, 12 George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE stage door from 9.30am-1.30pm , booking is highly recommended.

Audition priority will be given to those who have booked places, with 5 minute slots available per performer. To avoid disappointment please organise an audition by completing the instructions below. Please note it is unlikely that those attending on the day without a booking will be seen.

Before Booking 
Audition slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Audition slots can only be allocated by filling in and completing the online form below. If you need any help with your form please email for assistance. Audition slots will not be allocated unless those applying for an audition time slot confirm that they have fully read the Questions & Answers relating to this theatre group at the bottom of this page so that you are fully informed,  please do not submit your form until you have done so. Those applying for a place under the ages of 18 must have parental permission to attend. If you are allocated a time slot and cannot attend please let organisers know promptly so that your place can be offered to another candidate on the waiting list, contact details will be supplied when your audition confirmation is sent. Audition pieces will be sent to you based upon your age and gender. 

Please note that after you have submitted your form a message confirming that your form has been successfully submitted will appear directly above the Question & Answer section, please scroll to check for this if you are applying via a mobile device. If you need any further assistance please

Audition Booking Form- New Theatre Group Notts Arts Theatre
Date of Birth
Contact Address
Contact Telephone numbers ( inc area code & mobiles )
Contact Email Address
School Attends
Although no experience is necessary and our panel welcome raw talent please detail any previous acting experience or training here
I can confirm that I have fully read the Questions & Answers relating to the new theatre group at Nottingham Arts Theatre

I can confirm that I am ( audition participant )
Under the age of 18
Over the age of 18
Parental Permission: I can confirm that I am under the age of 18 and have obtained permission to attend from a parent/legal guardian
Please give the name and contact details of the parent/legal guardian who has given you permission to attend
I agree to let organisers know if I cannot attend so that my place can be offered to another candidate on the waiting list

Questions & Answers

How long are the auditions and what should I expect  ?
Each audition will last for approximately 5 mins before a selected audition panel. You will receive an audition script, which will be emailed to you with your confirmed time for your audition. It will not be compulsory to learn lines, although it would be preferred. One of our staff will read in for any other parts that are required in your audition script. Spare copies will be available at the audition should you forget yours. Please bring a copy of your confirmation details with you.  You will receive a formal offer within 14 days of your audition either by post or email. We anticipate that from the time you book in to the time your audition will be completed will be 15 mins in total.
Parking & Directions
Street metered paid parking is available close to the theatre. Closest car-parks can be found opposite Oceana Nightclub on Lower Parliament Street and underground parking at the Victoria Centre Carpark entrance via Glasshouse Street  
Locating Audition Room
Please enter via the stage door which can be found on Old Lenton Street at the side of the theatre. Access will be unavailable from the front of the building. Please follow signs upon your arrival. 
What the panel are looking for at audition ?
Our panel of experienced directors and tutors are looking for enthusiastic actors to work with, who are willing to learn and who show a natural ability in front of an audience, experience is not necessary and they look forward to working with complete beginners or those who have had previous experience. Directors from the theatre and film industry, including experienced acting coaches and chaperones will sit on the audition panel, who will include directors from Class Act Drama Centre and B9 Films & Media.  Collectively they will share over 30 years worth of relevant experience whilst still attempting to make candidates feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible ensuring the very best from audition performances. 
If I am successful what will happen ?  
A formal offer will be sent to you for your consideration with full details about the project you have been chosen for.
If successful how long do I attend for ?
You will only be required to attend a once weekly theatre class on Saturday Mornings Nottingham Arts Theatre, Upper Rehearsal Room, 12 George Street, Nottingham NG13BE 11.05am-12.35pm
We have a limited amount of places and it is with regret that we cannot offer places to all candidates. Further auditions will be available throughout the year for new projects if you are unsuccessful the first time around.
Who are Class Act Drama Centre ?
Class Act Drama Centre has been established for over 18 years and works with both young people and adults on a variety of drama projects, producing 30 stage shows per year and offering professional training from industry directors, actors and tutors.  Class Act’s staff are trained to post-graduate level, CRB checked and members of Equity. Class Act have offered drama training at Nottingham Arts Theatre for over 15 years and are now creating a brand new theatre class for newcomers as our older members are now eligible for adult groups or other projects. Class Act Drama Centre is also affliated with Class Act Film Workshops which offers Acting For Camera classes which culminate in short films.
How much does it cost ? Subscriptions & Funding
Class Act Drama Centre’s collaborative projects are not reliant on external funding. Each member of the new theatre group will have a membership subscription of £39 per calendar month for their training and participation in the group and related project from Sept 2014 to late Spring 2015. Successful siblings will be offered a discounted rate. There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to subscriptions, please see the section below. Subscriptions include weekly training in a theatre class taught by trained members of staff, copies of scripts & materials, copies of royalty free materials, access to equipment and rehearsal rooms. Other costs will include a one off performance fee of £35 for each member which is payable before a show and which covers technical crew’s costs and expenses, costume & prop provision where relevant, extra rehearsal time, and insurances. Tickets for families and friends to see performances cost £8 each.
Funding for scholarships
There are 5 scholarship places that provide free training for successful members who are not in a financial position to contribute to fees. Funding is competitive, will require means testing and cannot be guaranteed. Funding for individual scholarships may be offered as a full or partial scholarship and is offered by the contributions of private individuals into Class Act Drama Centre’s scholarship fund.
When shows take place, how does the schedule work ?
Training & Rehearsal will take place Sept 2014 in class time. Show will be performed late spring 2015. Dates and schedules will all be confirmed with successful candidates. ** Please note that directors will allow for flexibility with performance dates which will allow for unforeseen circumstances and to ensure all cast are available.
Screenings will be at small local theatres including Nottingham Arts Theatre and Bonnington Theatre
What happens when the show finishes ? can I continue with new projects ?
If you wish to be involved in the next project you can sign up again in Spring 2015 and start a new project/show and level of training in  2015 should you wish to do so. You will be given priority over those on the waiting list.
Further Information
Full details will be provided to all successful candidates