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Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz - here's how to apply

Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project are holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz
Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project are holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz

The Grand Opera House in Belfast are holding auditions for the Theatre’s Summer Youth Project - The Wizard of Oz

As Northern Ireland’s largest youth theatre production, the Project is looking for talented young performers aged 10 to 18.

Now in its eighth year, the Summer Youth Project runs from Sunday 15 to Sunday 29 July 2018 with the young performers rehearsing for ten days before giving five public performances on the Grand Opera House stage.

Could you or someone you know fill Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers, or perform as her trusted companions - the Tin-Man, Scarecrow or Cowardly Lion? Or perhaps you could play a marvellous Munchkin or an outstanding Ozian?

Register your place now to audition by visiting Download a registration form and return to the theatre by Monday 12 February 2018 at 5pm.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 18 February and Saturday 10 March 2018 at the Grand Opera House.

The cost to participate in the Summer Youth Project is £195 per person, payable after the audition stage.

A limited number of bursaries towards participating in the project may be available for successful candidates.

The project also seeks the assistance of young people aged 16 to 18 to work with the Grand Opera House stage crew, bringing together lighting, stage set and sound, learning all about what it takes  behind the scenes to present a show on the scale of The Wizard of Oz.

The production will feature many famous musical numbers including Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See The Wizard and Ding, Dong The Witch is Dead.

It will run from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 July 2018. Tickets for the production are priced from £23.25 - £15.75 and can be booked at

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