This spring, the Traverse will hold a number of open auditions in order to get to know actors we may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

We're keen to meet Scottish based actors we've never worked with before and from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible.

Each open audition day will have limited slots to ensure we have enough time to get to know you, hear you read and learn about your passions. Each slot will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will involve a chat about your work and your ambitions, alongside two audition monologues - one of your choice and one from a list compiled from the Traverse.

Audition slots will be allocated at random in order to ensure a fair selection process.

We ask you to prepare a monologue of up to 2 minutes from any play written over the last 15 years. In advance, the Traverse will also supply you with a short selection of monologues, from which you can choose one to perform on the audition day. You absolutely don't need to learn either off by heart (it's not a memory test!) so long you're familiar enough with both pieces for it to showcase the best of your work.

Auditions will take place at the Traverse and will be fully accessible.

Upcoming dates:

  • Mon 20 Jan
  • Sat 25 Apr

How to Apply

To apply, please email with the following information:

  • 'Open Auditions spring 2020' in the subject line.
  • Your name and date preference.
  • A link to your Spotlight profile or a copy of your CV including acting experience to date and a headshot.
  • A note of any access requirements.

Deadline for applications: Mon 6 Jan

We expect demand to be high for audition slots and we may not be able to meet with all applicants. We will however respond to all applications. If you have not received a response by Mon 13 Jan, please contact us at