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Beauty & the Beast Auditions

Do you want to be part of the most spectacular pantomime that has ever been staged at The Brindley, Runcorn? Perhaps you’d like to perform alongside our professional West End and Celebrity cast. We promise to bring you everything you’d expect from a professional pantomime… and more! Dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and some truly magical surprises are just a few of the things you can expect when you take part.

For the run of the performances there will be professional principal actors and three casts of children’s chorus. The three children’s casts will alternate performances between Monday 10th December, 2018 and Sunday 13th January, 2019 which will include some schools performances. This is your chance to perform in front of thousands of people – an amazing experience you won’t want to miss. This year we are looking for an all singing, all dancing chorus of boys and girls who are full of personality and can move well, aged between 9 and 18 years of age.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 30th June from 2pm – 5pm at The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, WA7 1BG.

Children must be no younger than 9 by September 1st 2018. Parents will be asked to sign their child in and return to collect them at the end of the audition. NO PARENTS will be allowed into the auditions whilst they are taking place.

To audition, you must fill in the enclosed form and bring it with you on the day. The form will also require you to attach TWO recent photographs…passport style is probably best.

Please note that you will not need to bring any audition material with you on the day as it will be provided by Polka Dot. This ensures that everyone is auditioned fairly from the same material.

During the audition we will play some games and teach everyone a short dance routine. It is important to try your best and show us lots of personality – that is more important to us than watching perfect dancers with bored faces. We are looking for potential and ambition so just try your best and don’t panic – we are here to help.

If you have any questions or require additional information about the audition please contact us on 01775 712359 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you……….and GOOD LUCK!

Workshops & Classes

Places on all workshop can be booked at the Brindley box office, in person or on 0151 907 8360. For more information please email

Our regular workshops cost £5 per session. Pay at the venue.

For Children

Vocalise @ The Brindley

Saturdays in term time 10am – 12 noon for ages 6-16

Come and join other children and young people in learning to sing and perform. The atmosphere is friendly and fun and you will gain confidence and ability to sing solos, duets or as part of a group. Vocalise are involved in various local community performances on a regular basis.

For Adults:

Fit To Dance @ the Brindley

Every Monday and Tuesday, 10.30am – 11.30am

Designed for the over 50s, these friendly classes are a great way to get fit, have fun and meet new people.

Family Fun

There’s plenty for families to enjoy at the Brindley!

The Brindley is not just a theatre where you can come and see a show, we are also a place where many activities happen and a community space where you can relax and spend time together as a family.

The building is safe, the café is very good value, we  have the gallery and also the lovely terrace, weather permitting! There’s lots of reasons to come to the Brindley as a family:

  • Family Tickets for certain shows (Four tickets including minimum one child)
  • Free parking
  • Children’s (healthy!) meals in the cafe
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Spacious lift
  • Family friendly staff
  • Under 2’s come free
  • Breast-feeding friendly environment
  • A safe & welcoming environment to share time together.

Big Imaginations

Here at The Brindley we like to think we pay special attention to our younger audiences and that is why we are part of the Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Network. A group, made up of 15 other venues that is dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the North West. When you see the Big Imaginations logo you can be assured of the quality of a company and the production that you are about to see.