Auditions for Go Medieval at the Tower

Aged 16-22? This is your chance to perform at the Tower of London to thousands of families!

Aged 16-22? This is your chance to perform at the Tower of London to thousands of families!

For three days this August, families will be invited to Go Medieval at the Tower of London. We're looking for six young actors aged 16-22 (three male and three female) to volunteer to take part in this exciting performance event.

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

We are holding auditions on Saturday 30 June and Thursday 5 July (evening). You can choose which date and time slot you come to.

What do you need to commit to?

You will need to commit to coming to:

  • One audition session on 30 June or 5 July (evening).
  • Two training days on Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 July.
  • At least two rehearsal sessions. These will take place between 17 July and 3 August.
  • The dress rehearsal on 3 August.
  • At least two festival days between 4-6 August.

Some of the auditions, training and rehearsals will be outside of usual Tower of London opening times. While travel expenses are covered, participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the Tower of London.

Please note you will need to arrive at the Tower of London at least 30 minutes before your audition time. 

Tower Moat and Legge's Mount underneath a blue sky

Register your interest

To register your interest to take part in the Go Medieval at the Tower auditions, please complete our online form below.

Once we receive your details, we'll be in touch to discuss the auditions in more detail. Please make sure you complete this form as soon as possible, as places are limited.

If you’re under 18, you'll need to get permission from a parent or guardian before completing this form.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Will I get paid?

No, these are voluntary roles. However, travel expenses are covered and food will be supplied.

What will I gain from taking part?

You will learn new skills as a young actor/performer and you will gain enormous self-confidence. Working on the project is a great way to improve your communication and team work skills which 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 probably most importantly, it will be a really exciting and unique project to be involved in!

I don’t want to be an actor. Should I still do it?

If you want a fun project which will help you develop core skills that employers look for (leadership, self-confidence, initiative, etc.) then this is perfect for you. If you love the Tower of London and all the history attached to it, you’re definitely going to enjoy this.

Can my friends/family come and see me perform?

Yes, we can provide you with two complimentary 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. More information will be sent to you closer to the time once you have returned an application form.

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.

Live interpreters in the Medieval Palace at the Tower of London.
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