Young dancers wanted for The Palace Theatre’s magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty

On Sunday 15 September, The Palace Theatre in Newark will once again be holding open auditions for young dancers to be part of their Junior Ensemble in their magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

The auditions are open to boys and girls aged 9 – 16 in school years 4 – 11 at the time of the production and those successful in obtaining a part in the show will be starring alongside former Coronation Street star Nick Cochrane.

Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre who are producing the pantomime, says: “We will be looking for two teams of children to take part in the show, and as well as dancing ability we look for children who have that special something extra that makes them stand out from the crowd.

“We like to hold open auditions as it gives any child of the right age who wishes to take part a chance, regardless if they attend a dance school or have any previous experience, this audition is open to everybody and it’s a great opportunity for children from the local community to get involved and appear at this amazing theatre.

“Performing in a professional production is a fabulous and rewarding opportunity for the children and is always a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of hard work.”

Full details on the auditions, including further information on age and attendance requirements and regulations, as well as the application forms can be found by visiting Application forms do not need to be submitted in advance although where possible please complete them beforehand and bring with you to save time on audition day.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Saturday 4 January 2020.

To book tickets call the Palace Theatre box office on 01636 655 755 or visit