Audition Notice: children wanted for our 2019 performances of The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall

Has your child ever dreamt of being a dancer; performing for thousands of people on the world’s most famous stage? This Christmas, we're again making that dream into a reality for a handful of talented youngsters - and we need your help to find them!

Audition dates: Sunday 6 and Sunday 13 October

By popular demand our production of The Nutcracker returns to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall this Christmas. As you'll see from the short film above, the lucky children who have previously taken part in this production had the experience of a lifetime. 

This year, we're back at the Royal Albert Hall and we're looking for more girls and boys to work with. 

Running from 28 to 31 December 2019, The Nutcracker truly is a unique opportunity for children who love to perform to take to one of the world's most famous stages. They too can be part of our much-loved and magical winter wonderland production, which features world-class dancing and music, state-of-the-art technology, ground-breaking projections and is topped off with a dusting of artificial snow. 

We will be holding open auditions on Sundays 6 & 13 October at Birmingham Royal Ballet's studios. We will be looking for 16 children (eight boys and eight girls)There will be two teams of children, each performing in up to four performances.

In order to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, children must be in school Years 5, 6 or 7 (from September 2019). The maximum height for participants is 142cm and we are looking for children with some ballet experience, who have good musicality and love to perform. The open auditions will include a dance and acting workshop. 

The open auditions for The Nutcracker will include a dance and acting workshop delivered by a senior member of Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as the chance to learn some of the steps performed in the ballet. Click the link below for more information on the audition and to apply.

Audition dates: Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October  

Venue: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AU

Audition slots will be confirmed before the audition day, once applications and completed personal details forms have been received.