Casting Opportunities

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On This page you will find recent Casting Opportunities For Young People. Details of who to contact are beside each listing.

Please note these are OPEN AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES that we pass on to our students and are not directed through our Casting Agency. Apply directly to the contacts supplied. The Drama Studio can take no responsibility for your experience of dealing with them.  

The status will show you if the opportunity is taking place now (CURRENT) or has passed (EXPIRED)




Cosette and Eponine are both under 4 foot 4, can be any ethnic diversity, must be able to sing well, must live within commuting distance of the venue. 

They are about 9, undeveloped, confident and they cover each other so that is why must both be able to sing CASTLE ON A CLOUD.

AUDITION DATE                  Sunday December 9   This is the only date for auditions

Rehearsal Dates                   Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January 2019 

Friday 11th January - Rehearse and Tech girls into the show

Rehearsal dates are TBC

Performance Dates            January 22 – February 19 –to perform on scheduled days.

We are not able to accommodate any NA’s for holidays or special occasions.

Please make suggestions as follows -



Height in feet and inches


Distance in miles from home to the venue.

I do not need a photograph or spotlight links - thank you.  

We do not look at youtube links or self tapes – if girls cannot attend they will not be considered.

APPLY TO Jo Hawes Casting -



ITV’s What Would Your Kid Do? is now back in production, and our team are on the hunt for interested children and their parents to take part.

For this series we are looking to cast children aged between 5-7 years.

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Our auditions are for children (age 9-14 years old) for Nativity! The Musical (UK Tour 2018-19) for Jamie Wilson Productions directed by Debbie Issit. We wondered if you could distribute this opportunity around your pupils please? We are regional children's casting directors and we are coming to EDINBURGH to see talented children! Auditions are on 23rd June in Central Edinburgh. 

We are looking for talented children to play the private school children from "Oakmoor School". We are looking for characterful but disciplined children with very strong singing, acting and dance skills and with a passion for performing. The show is coming to Edinburgh and Glasgow this Christmas. 

To apply please go to:

AGE:  9-12 years old by 1st September 2018 (if children are 13 years old but within height criteria they are welcome to audition)
- HEIGHT: 4ft 7 or under 
LOCATION: Children must live within 45 miles commute to one of the local venues and be available to perform the playing dates for Edinburgh and Glasgow. Tour dates listed at:

All children must submit through the Keston and Keston App (downloadable from the Apple store) or via our website portal ( Parents can fill in details by visiting either formats. 
We will be seeing all children who fall within criteria as below and will send out e-invites in due course. 

For more information on the show and touring venues/dates please visit:

All best wishes, 

Emily & L-J Keston x


CBBC Programme - Aged 9-12 (EXPIRED)

When your kids talk about being ‘on fleek’, or mention their bae, does it go way over your head? 

We’re looking for confident youngsters, who can easily explain what all the latest cool phrases mean.

Aged 9-12, we want children with a particular interesting in gaming to take part in filming for the Kids Explain section of the CBBC website Own It.

We’re looking for them to be able to explain terms to adults such as ‘noob’ and ‘griefing’, or any other terms they’ve come across that are linked to gaming.

We’ll be filming short pieces for the website, but we’ll need participants to be available for up to three hours from 6pm on Thursday May 31 at BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Travel expenses will be paid.

If you’re keen for you and your child being part of this opportunity please email or for more information.

Please get in touch by Monday May 21 latest.




The Global Vocal Battle Auditions are seeking singers and rappers with big talent and ambition to match.  Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, DJ Afrojack, is joining forces with LDH (Love Dreams Happiness), Japan’s top global entertainment brand, to launch global talent search Vocal Battle Auditions. The Vocal Battle Auditions will take young unsigned vocal talent from LONDON, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Taipei, Tokyo, and Osaka to create a new international group. Produced by Afrojack, the group will make its global debut in 2019. All applicants must be currently unsigned. Auditions are open to all genders between the ages of 15 - 25 years old. The final auditions will take place in Tokyo, Japan between 24-31 August 2018. Applications to audition must be made at

Kate Scanlan

Scanner’s Inc |

+44(0)7930 454 449




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Be A Film & TV Extra In Edinburgh  Age 16+ (EXPIRED)

Want to work as an extra in film and TV productions soon to be shooting in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas?

Uni-versalEXTRAS are holding an open registration day in Edinburgh for people to register as film extras for free. Based at the prestigious Pinewood Film Studios, Uni-versalEXTRAS have recently worked on productions including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Justice League and Paddington 2.

Please find all of the details about the Registration Day below, and do feel free to share this information with any family and friends who might also be interested.

Registration Day in Edinburgh on Saturday 14th April 2018!

Location: Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Timings: arrive at any time between 10am and 4pm

No Experience Necessary! You must be aged 16½ or over with the right to work in the UK.

Facebook Event:

Join our Facebook event for news and information about the Registration Day.

What do you need to do?

  1. Go to and click ‘Register as an Extra’
  2. Follow the steps to ‘Register as an Extra’ (taking care to ensure that all the information provided is correct) – STOP at the photo stage
  3. Attend at any time between 10am and 4pm to have your photos taken and to get a FREE 1 Year Listing as an extra with Uni-versalEXTRAS!

What happens at the Registration Day?

Uni-versalEXTRAS will take your photos so that we can cast you in suitable roles as a supporting artiste for film and TV. All you need to do is follow the 3 steps above.

Can’t make the Edinburgh event? We’re in Glasgow on Sunday 15th April too:

We look forward to seeing you – remember to tell your family and friends!

Marketing Team
No. 1 for supplying local Supporting Artistes across the UK and Ireland
Tel. 0345 0090 344 | Mob. 07776 995039 


Countryfile launches its Young Presenter Talent Search - Age 8-11 and 12-15 (EXPIRED)

Could your kids host the show?

If your kids are passionate about the countryside, the environment and rural issues, they could have the chance to help present the BBC’s long running Countryfile programme, alongside Matt Baker and Anita Rani.

The current presenters jokingly looked worried for their jobs as they announced the Young Presenter Talent Search on Sunday’s show.

There are two age categories – 8 to 11 and 12 to 15 years old – and applicants must be between these ages on 15th April 2018.

To be in with a chance a parent or guardian must submit a short film featuring and on behalf of their child.

The clip should be no more than 60 seconds long and the Beeb says they will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Passion for the subject
  • Ability to deliver to camera
  • Clarity
  • Enjoyment

A panel from the Countryfile production team will view every entry and whittle them down to eight finalists. These will be the highest-scoring applicants in each age category from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

These eight finalists will be invited to attend screen tests in Gloucestershire in June, with some of this process being broadcast on Countryfile in July.

The sessions will be judged by a panel of professional TV presenters and the two winners will attend BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for two days in August.

They will join the team and present a short item for Countryfile that will be broadcast in August.

For full details and to submit your entry visit the BBC’s Countryfile page.


The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds (CURRENT)

 I’m one of the Researchers at RDF Television - the makers of Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds.

This exciting series will follow a new group of children as they play, learn and interact with other children in a nursery environment. They will be observed throughout by leading scientists and psychologists, who will give insights into child development.

We are currently casting for the next series and looking for a diverse group of children to take part. I wondered if any of the parents and children at your school might be interested?

Filming takes place in London during the summer holidays, and the days are led by two highly trained teachers. We cover the cost of travel and accommodation for all children selected to take part in the series.  

 Apply here:

*Please Note the online Audition process asks for a 2 minute video of your child. You can easily do this from a mobile phone and upload the footage to a hassle free very simple way to send video, free with no need to sign up for a smallish file such as this.






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This film is part of a student's  A-level in Moving Image Arts.  The film follows the story of two siblings who find a gun on a beach, the boy being around twelve years old and the girl around six to eight. The filming dates would be the 30th March, the 31st March and the 1st of April, in the afternoon/early evening (no more than 3.5 hours per day).
The part is for a young girl actor for the production.  If you would like any more information on the film please don’t hesitate to contact me and to peruse script. Travel expensesmay be available. 

CONTACT - Claire Gould       Mobile 07905782979



BBC Two’s The Big Family Cooking Showdown is back for Series 2 and we’re keen to hear from families all across the U.K that might be interested in taking part. Would there be any way of sharing this with your staff and members? A little more info:

We’re looking for Britain’s best family of home cooks and want to hear from people who are passionate about cooking to take part. Teams must have 3 members and be from the same family although this can be any combination (aunt, sister, mum, husband, father-in-law etc) and they don’t all have to live in the same house.

We would love it if you could share our flyer (attached) with your teams and social media groups, or if you know someone personally who you think would be perfect, they can apply at our link here: Big Family Cooking Showdown /

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all, we would love to hear from you.

Thank you kindly in advance 😊


Nina Kästner

Assistant Producer

Voltage TV Productions 68 Wells Street, London, W1T 3QA

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 GAME SHOW - age 18-25- (EXPIRED)

I'm working on an ITV2 celebrity gameshow called Celebability and I thought you'd be interested in hearing about it.
Similar to Celeb Juice, the show is a returning ITV2 primetime celebrity gameshow where teams of 5 friends compete against 5 celebrities in a series of fun and energetic games.. with the aim of winning up to £5,000!
We're currently casting for Series 2 and we want TEAMS OF FIVE to apply. Teams must include both men and women and be aged 18-35.
For more details, contact the team on 
Watch a show from Series 1:


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Treading Water is a short film supported by Scottish Film Talent Network and Creative Scotland, produced by Shakehaus and directed by Joséfa Celestin.

This is a swimming pool scene on Saturday the 25th of November from 17:30 pm to 20:00 pm in Dalry swim center for this short film TREADING WATER
It would be a good set experience for those who don't have film credits yet and fun day out in the pool.
If you think anyone would be interested please get in touch directly with Margarita the Casting Director and she will give you any other details/answer questions etc.
Her contact details are :

+44 7949 405 185


COMPANY OF WOLVES - Female Actor Aged 18 (EXPIRED)

 I am a directing student based in Edinburgh, currently working with BAFTA winning production company Seventh Crow, and BAFTA-winning DoP Alan McLaughlin on a short drama film inspired by the short story “Company of Wolves” by Angela Carter.

Please find the Casting brief attached.

RED follows the thematic implications of many Red Riding Hood adaptations, exploring virginity and innocent, and the sexual awakening. However, RED expresses a modern perspective; the young woman finds empowerment in her moment of vulnerability, and embraces and defends it in the face of the wolf’s aggression. RED has a central message of female liberation and sexual acceptance, and utilises the ‘coming-of-age’ themes from Red Riding Hood, but applies a more modern and empowering resolution. We have an amazing crew already supporting the film, who are keen to capture the power and elegance of the story.

We’re looking for an actress with an 18-20 playing age with long hair (brown to dark hair preferred). The actress must be confident riding a bike, and interacting with an animal under supervision. There is also a scene of partial nudity (No frontal shots, back only) where the actress will also be standing in water up to her waist (wetsuit provided). We have an experienced costume standby from Outlander and Rilington Place who will oversee the costume and always be on hand during these sensitive scenes, and we have been advised by Glynn Henderson regarding the Health and Safety of the water work.

We will be shooting in the Aviemore area around Loch an Eilein and Loch Garten. The travel and shoot dates I have put below for your reference;

Thursday 26th October: Travel to Accommodation in Aviemore

Friday 27th October: Full Day Shoot

Saturday 28th October: Half-day shoot. Travel back to Edinburgh/Glasgow

Please also find attached a detailed casting brief and the script. I have also included below the storyboards for your consideration, in addition to the film references we hope will give you an idea of the film style;

Storyboards -

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Film References;

Johnna Under the Ice -

We have a fee of £200 available (for both days including agency fees and all media in perpetuity) and will arrange all travel, food, and accommodation.

It would be fantastic to receive recommendations of actresses you feel would be suitable for the role. Once completed the film will be submitted to festivals where we are confident it will make a great impression.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns at any point.

Very best wishes,

Kayleigh Boyd


KAYLEIGH BOYD | Director t0131 538 5256 m07792 005 364



My name is Bryony, I am a Casting Researcher at the BBC. I hope this email finds you well and you don’t mind me getting in touch.

I am contacting you with regards to a very exciting TV opportunity and wondered if you might be able to help.

The BBC is bringing back the popular game show, THE GENERATION GAME and we are on thelookout for contestants to take part!

This show will be hosted by the fabulous Mel and Sue and will be for BBC1.

I wondered if you might be able to help us spread the word about the show, to help generate interest and encourage people to apply!

We’re looking for fantastic family PAIRS to take part, all with the chance to win some AMAZING PRIZES and have what it takes to take on that mighty conveyer belt!

Our family pairs must be from DIFFERENT GENERATIONS, aged 18+ by the 1st October 2017 and have the right to live and work in the UK.



We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender. The only requirement is that there is a generation gap between the pair…It really is open to all!



I have attached a flyer for you which explains the show in a little more detail. It would be fantastic if you were able to circulate this amongst your colleagues and post on any of your social media platforms. 

Our auditions are starting very soon, so would be great to get this information out to as many people as possible! We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun! 



Actors Wanted - Casting Notice (Children for Fringe Show)- EXPIRED


My name is Erin Simmons, and I’m the producer for Floating Tower, a cross-cultural music and theatre company based in New York.

We are very excited to be taking our children’s show Ami and Tami to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a sold-out run in Manhattan. Please find the press release at the bottom of this email for more information on the show, including the run dates and times.

I am writing to you to offer the members of your choir/your students an exciting opportunity to be a part of the production! Ami and Tami features a small chorus of children (5 in total) who sing on their own as a group and with the other cast members. In previous incarnations of the production, the children have also played small musical instruments, and we would love to incorporate this in the Edinburgh production. While some of the children who performed with us in New York are attending the Fringe, we need to be able to stagger their performances so that we have a rotating cast of young people. We are therefore looking to bring 4-5 local children on board for the festival. They can be any age, as long as they are talented and want to perform! Any child that is interested will need to have a quick Skype audition with our Artistic Director and Composer, Mátti Kovler.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this notice to members of your organization. Any interested parents can contact me with questions at any time on this email address or at +1 469-826-1224. We look forward to working with some wonderful new cast members!


 I coordinate the Youth Hub at EIFF this year. Youth Hub runs from 23 – 26 June with lots of free filmmaking related events for young people between the ages of 15 and 25. I wanted to make you aware of our great programme of events this year, which I think will be relevant to some of the young people you work with.

Friday 23 June we’re hosting an In Person event with Scottish actor Ewen Bremner from Trainspotting and Wonder Woman which should be really insightful and offer lots of advice for aspiring actors. Saturday 24 June we’re offering a casting advice session with Scottish casting director Orla O’Connor and British actress Emily Beecham , which includes a mock audition. A rare opportunity for young people to get advice on how to nail auditions and what to do/not to do. I hope these events would be of interest. Of course we have lots of other exciting sessions on offer, a link to the full programme is here:

Our careers advice session on Saturday 24 June is always very popular. It enables young people to speak directly to industry experts and filmmakers and get first-hand advice from them – maybe something aspiring actors would like to participate in?

Youth Hub will be based at the Lyceum Rehearsal Space at 30b Grindlay Street. All events are free with a Youth Hub pass which costs £5 and gives access to all Youth Hub events as well as discounted tickets to EIFF films.

It would be fantastic if you could share this opportunity with anyone you feel would benefit from attending. 

Janine Koppe

EIFF Youth Hub Coordinator

+44 (0) 131 228 4051

               CBBC - Aged 8-14 and Adults (EXPIRED)

My name is Alice and I work on the CBBC show, ‘Remotely Funny’.

I’m getting in touch as we will be filming our new series this August and we are looking for children (ages  8 – 14) with big, sparky personalities who would love to take part in our fun remote gameshow. 

As in series 1; three teams, living all over the UK connect and compete in crazy challenges (in their own homes) against each other and link up via webcams to our presenter SAARA.  But it’s not just the kids playing in this series!  We’re taking the fun up to a whole new level and are looking for teams with at least two adults (mums, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc) and two children – with the child who applies being the team captain – to take part.

The application can be found using the following link:

Alice Black.

Alice Black (Glasgow)


If you're aged between 13 and 18 you'd best get your wand ready because Pottermore wants YOU to audition for a role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

Harry Potter HQ has issued an open casting call for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 to audition to play younger incarnations of Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, Leta Lestrange (portrayed in the first film by Zoe Kravitz) and an unidentified character called Sebastian.

They're also on the hunt for teens between the ages of 16 and 18 to play younger versions of Albus Dumbledore (who'll be played by Jude Law in the sequel) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

K Rowling has previously hinted that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald’s complicated relationship will be dealt with in the five film run. Casting teenage versions of the characters suggests that fans may finally get to see their famous beach duel and the death of Ariana Dumbledore, as well as the development of their obsession with the Deathly Hallows.
The casting of a young Newt and Leta, meanwhile, suggests that we may well see exactly why the young magizoologist was kicked out of Hogwarts – and discover the true nature of his relationship with the mysterious Ms Lestrange.

To apply for the Fantastic Beasts open casting call you need to send an email to with a recent colour photograph, (i.e., taken within the last two months), contact telephone number, your home address and date of birth. Anyone under 18 must ask a parent or guardian to send the application.

No previous acting experience is necessary, but applicants need to be eligible to work in the UK (meaning they must be a UK, Irish or EU passport holder), and be available for filming between August and November 2017.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at midnight GMT.

Life Of A Ten Pound Note - Girl Age 8-11 years (EXPIRED)

BrokenBlonde Productions is casting the role of Elaine to play the part of a young girl playing age of 8-11 years old, who starts us off on the adventure of the ten pound note at the start of it’s life as it’s passed from father to daughter. We are looking for someone based in the Edinburgh area or the Glasgow area. This job is UNPAID.


The “Life of a ten pound note” is a short film which follows from the point of view of a ten pound note various different people’s lives and how money plays a pivotal role in their daily interactions and how it touches and affects everyone in a different way. Following the note from it’s point of view we gain an idea into just where our money goes.

Shooting will take place around Edinburgh towards the end of May with confirmed dates subject being flexible to accommodate actors.

If you have any pupils who are interested could you please forward on their

Details to or give me a call on 07572373849

To arrange an audition with the director.

For reference here is our website to see some previous work

Jack Cowhig


Life of a ten pound note.

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