Civic Summer Production

Monday 2 - Saturday 14 August 2021 

Limited spaces still available for Civic Summer Production

Open, in-person auditions are being held for the inaugural Civic Summer Production on Saturday 3 July 2021, from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

This summer, Chelmsford City Theatres is launching the Civic Summer Production, a co-production with Wind Song Theatre and AFK Productions, which brings together top young talent from across Essex to stage a full musical at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford. This year's Production - which will be fully directed, choreographed and designed by current industry professionals - is I Wish, a new musical by British composer Ashton Moore.


A limited number of spaces are still available for talented and committed young performers aged 8-16, including ensemble roles, featured roles, and several leading principal roles for singer/actors and "triple threats". Many roles have playing ages of 10-11, and so children of this profile are strongly encouraged to audition. The production is committed to equal opportunities and the team would be delighted to welcome auditions from children of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

The Production runs from Monday 2nd to Saturday 14th August 2021 (with performances on the 12th, 13th and 14th) and provides young people with an amazing and unique opportunity to return to theatre-making and performing on stage as part of a new, exciting musical.

The open audition day on Saturday 3 July will run in full compliance with the latest government guidelines; spaces may be limited, and will be reserved strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please click here to book your child's place to audition.

Photographs supplied by Stephen Hawke Photography

We hope to bring together a diverse group of people, and strongly encourage applications from passionate young performers of ALL backgrounds and levels of experience.

All cast members must be available for rehearsals at the Civic Theatre on the following dates: 2nd - 6th August 2021, 9th - 11th August 2021, all 10am-6pm. Performers will be supervised and cared for at all times by our team of licensed chaperones.

Performances run from 12th to 14th August at the Civic Theatre, supported by a fully professional sound, lighting and technical design, and a live 9-piece band!

The total production fee for successful applicants is £180.00 (approximately £16.35 per day). Food and travel to and from the venue is not included. There are a limited number of 50% scholarships available: auditionees may apply for these via the application form.

Applicants must be no older than 16 and no younger than 8 years of age on Sunday 15th August 2021.

Ticket Prices

  • Fee per performer: £180.00