Go Medieval at the Tower auditions

Go Medieval at the Tower auditions

We’re giving young actors aged 16-20 the chance to perform at the iconic Tower of London to thousands of families.

Deadline for applications – 27 March 2017!

This May Bank Holiday families will be invited to Go Medieval at the Tower of London. We’re looking for six young actors (three male and three female) to volunteer to take part in this exciting performance event.

You will receive free professional training, perform with performance specialists and have access to parts of the Tower that are normally out of bounds.

Sounds great, when are the auditions?

We are holding auditions on Friday 31 March – 16.30-19.30 and Saturday 1 April – 14.30-17.30. You can chose which date and time slot you come to.

How do I book a place?

Choose which audition you want to come to and complete the form below then return it to learning.info@hrp.org.uk. If you’re under 18 make sure your parent or guardian signs it too. Please make sure your form gets to us by Monday 27 March. Places are limited so get your form to us soon!

Audition application form

Can I come without booking in advance?

No, you need to complete a form and get it to us by the deadline.

What will be involved?

If you are chosen you will come to the Tower for two days of training and approximately three rehearsal sessions. You will then perform at the three days of the Go Medieval at the Tower family festival. You will perform a different role each day. Two days will involve performing to the crowd and one day you will be involved in stage management.

What do I need to commit to?

You will need to commit to coming to:

  • One audition session
  • Two training days on Monday 10 and Thursday 13 April
  • At least two rehearsal sessions these will take place between 14 and 27 April
  • The dress rehearsal on 28 April
  • At least two festival days 29 April – 1 May


What is Go Medieval at the Tower?

Go Medieval at the Tower is a family festival to be held in the moat during the bank holiday weekend of 29 April – 1 May. Families will be invited to step into the medieval world of 1445 and celebrate the arrival of a new Queen, Margaret of Anjou. They will have the chance to get hands on by getting involved with activities such as firing a crossbow, dressing in medieval costume and watching Knights sword fighting.

Costumed interpretation is a key part of our family festivals, truly bringing the past to life. You will work with our expert team to be part of this.

See our ‘What’s on’ page for more information.

Will I get paid?

No, these are voluntary roles.

So what’s in it for me?

You will learn new skills as a young actor/performer and you will gain enormous self-confidence. There is a huge amount of professional immersive/interactive theatre going on at the moment, and the opportunities to receive any training or youth experience are fairly few. Working on the project will look great on a CV, UCAS or job application.

You will learn a lot of fascinating history and get to see hidden areas of an iconic building. And, last but not least, it will be a really fun and unique project to be involved in!

Can my friends/family come and see me perform?

Yes, we can provide you with two free tickets for friends and family.

How will the auditions work?

We will be running group auditions which will involve some warm up exercises and some group work. You do not need to prepare anything in advance.

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