Theatre Auditions

New Audition Instructions:

You will no longer need to schedule an audition appointment. You may still fill out an online audition form prior to auditioning or fill one out in person when you arrive to audition. Masks are still required during auditions. Social distancing will be observed.



All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

What to Expect During an Audition

  • No preparation is needed for auditions for most Manhattan Arts Center shows.
  • Please arrive between 7 and 8pm either night of scheduled auditions and fill out an audition form (you can also fill out an audition form online, but you will still need to come in to audition).
  • Play Audition Form
  • Musical Audition Form
  • You will typically have a chance to read through the passages from the script that the director has selected.
  • All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
  • (Note: For musicals, please come prepared to sing a song no longer than 2 minutes, and bring sheet music if you would like accompaniment. Also, while not all roles in musicals require dancing, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a short dance audition.)

If you are not cast, we welcome your participation in backstage roles.

Upcoming Auditions

Audition Dates Time Show Special Notes
Oct 17 & 18 (Sun & Mon) 7-9pm And Then There Were None 8-9 men & 3 women; early 20s & up
Jan 9 & 10 (Sun & Mon) 7-9pm The Book of Will 10 or more men & women
Feb 6 & 7 (Sun & Mon) 5:30-6:45pm Oliver! Musical - Youth ages 8+ (boys & girls)
Feb 6 & 7 (Sun & Mon) 7-9pm Oliver! Musical - Adults only at this time

Staged Readings


Staged readings may, occasionally, hold auditions, but anyone interested in participating in a staged reading should contact the MAC Office to be put in touch with the director of the staged reading.

Upcoming Staged Readings


Please check back later for more staged readings