Auditions and Applications

Citadel Theatre Youth Auditions

The Citadel Theatre is no longer accepting applications from child actors/singers aged 7 to 15 (must be under 16 as of Nov 6, 2017) for our 2017 production of A Christmas Carol. The deadline was June 1, 2017. Thank you for your interest.

Parents should read the following information before deciding to audition

A. The Commitment

Actors must be available for the following dates:

Rehearsal: In the rehearsal hall from Tuesday, November 7 to 26. The rehearsal week is Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Actors will not be called for the entire time, but must be available to come if needed.

Technical (on-stage) Rehearsal: From November 27 to 30. These are intense days of rehearsing and performing, potentially lasting from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Run of the show: December 1 to 23; eight performances per week, Tuesday to Sunday, with matinees on some school days.

B. Applying for an Audition (deadline is June 1)

While we try to ensure that Citadel Theatre auditions are a rewarding experience for all, it is each parent’s responsibility to ensure your youth understands that an audition or callback is not a guarantee of a role. Directors base their choices on many factors, including age and size. Please be very sure that your youth does not have unrealistic expectations about being in our show. NOTE: we only accept audition requests from parents/legal guardians.

If you would like to have your youth considered for an audition, first read the FAQ (CHRISTMAS CAROL FAQ SHEET) so that you know what is expected. If you want to proceed:

  • Download and fill in the audition application form. AUDITION APPLICATION FORM
  • Return the audition application with a short resume of his/her relevant theatre experience and a recent photo of the child to the Citadel in one of the following ways:
    1. By surface mail or in person to the Citadel at 9828 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6 with “Christmas Carol Youth Auditions” on the envelope.
    2. by email to
  1. The Audition
  • Parents of applicants who fit our age criteria will be contacted by email and given an audition time, place and date, which is expected to be June 11.
  • We will let you know what to have your child prepare for her/his audition. We generally do group auditions, but more information will be sent with the material
  • You are welcome to wait while your child is in the audition. The usual time is less than one hour.

The Citadel Inclusive Casting Policy: The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

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