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Summer Youth Production: Auditions

From the team that brought you Miss Saigon® School Edition, Bugsy Malone, The Wizard of Oz and Oliver!, the Grand Opera House Trust presents a sparkling new production of The Pirates of Penzance for its 2022 Summer Youth Production.

Over 100 young people from across Northern Ireland will have the opportunity of singing, dancing and acting their way through the most energetic, funny and accessible of all the Gilbert and Sullivan titles.

To celebrate the Summer Youth Production’s 10th anniversary, we are thrilled that those joining our merry band of pirates, policemen and spirited daughters of the Major General are going to be part of what promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza of exuberance only young people can deliver.

Join us as we ‘swash’ our ‘buckles’ this summer on the iconic stage of the beautifully restored Grand Opera House – an experience not to be missed!

The Pirates of Penzance is open to 10-18-year-olds. The project will run from Sunday 10 to Sunday 24 July 2022 inclusive. Successful cast members must be available to attend every day. Additional rehearsals will also take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July 2022 for principals.

The cost to participate is £200 per person, 50% of the fee is required as a non-refundable deposit after the auditions are completed and the remaining balance paid no later than Friday 20 May 2022.


Youth Tech Crew

During the Summer Youth Production there is an opportunity for young people aged 16 to 18 years old to be a member of our Youth Tech Crew. If you would like to be part of this team, please download and complete the Youth Technical Crew Registration Form.

Please return the registration form to Una McKeague, Creative Learning Assistant, Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR or by email to umckeague@goh.co.uk

The closing date for applications for the Youth Tech Crew is Friday 8 April 2022.

Interviews for these roles will take place after the cast auditions are completed. The cost to be a member of the youth tech crew is £200 per person, 50% of the fee is required as a non-refundable deposit if successful and the remaining balance should be paid off no later than Monday 20 June 2022.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Creative Learning Team on 028 9024 0411 or clearn@goh.co.uk


First stage auditions for The Pirates of Penzance will take place at the Grand Opera House on Sunday 6 March 2022. Call back auditions will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2022. Due to the demands of auditioning large numbers it is not possible to accommodate auditions at any other time.

Registration for auditions has now closed. 


Rising Stars Award

This year the Grand Opera House will select three cast members who will be given a Rising Star Award. In addition to covering the costs of their participation in the project, this will be an exciting opportunity for those individuals to work with international industry professionals to develop their skills.


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