Many people join Newport Playgoers to "tread the boards". If you want to be considered for a part, you should attend one of the readings (dates are advertised in the Spotlight Magazine and on our website) to familiarise yourself with the plays and then apply for an audition. All eight main house productions are cast at the same time.

These usually take place around spring time There are usually two or three auditions for a production, sometimes more, but if you cannot attend on any of the dates, you should contact the director and see if it is possible to arrange to see him or her on another occasion.

If you are fortunate enough to get a part, you will normally find yourself committing upto three evenings a week to attending rehearsals up to the technical rehearsal and probably almost every night from then until the production closes. You also need to allow a realistic amount of time to learn lines. A director will normally ask for "books down" after about three or four weeks from the first rehearsal and, if you are not reasonably confident with your lines by then, you will find rehearsals heavy going and relatively unproductive.

If you don’t feel ready to go for a Main House production, consider auditioning for one of our Studio Productions that take place during the year. These are usually on a much smaller scale than Main House shows and generally run for only a shorter period of time, This is always a good starting block.

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