We hold castings twice a year, in June for our Autumn Season and in November for our Spring season.

Casting opportunities are advertised on Spotlight Link and we prefer to receive submissions via an agent.

If you wish to contact to us directly please do so by email only, attaching a CV and a detailed cover letter explaining why you would like to work with us.

All members of our acting company need to be accomplished classical actors with a passion for working with young people.

For many of our actors the experience of working with the Young Shakespeare Company is a significant opportunity for professional and personal development.

Within the profession the Young Shakespeare Company has an excellent reputation for attracting actors of a consistently high quality. Recently we have been delighted to see former Young Shakespeare Company members taking leading roles in productions at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and on Broadway.

Others discover whilst working with us that their true passion is education and, inspired by their experience of performing to young people, they go on to take a PGCE, becoming teachers themselves and in many cases subsequently booking our work to visit their school!