Shakespeare’s Globe is keen to open our doors and meet new talent and so we invite professional actors to apply for our Open Meeting days.

Open Meetings will be held every other month and will give professional actors the opportunity to meet with the Globe’s casting team. There is a limit to the number of actors we can meet every month so selection will be on a lottery basis due to the volume of applications.

We will inform all candidates about the outcome of their application and encourage people to apply the following month if they are not successful in the current round of submissions.

The project is part of our ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity both onstage and off.


  • Be a professional actor who has graduated from an accredited drama school or has had 2 paid speaking roles in 2 professional productions
  • You must not have been seen by the Globe for an audition in the last 2 years

We intentionally and proactively aim to increase opportunity for all those who have historically suffered at the hands of discrimination. We intentionally and proactively aim to diversify opportunity, particularly for marginalised and underrepresented members of the artistic community.

We welcome all professional actors regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, age, socio-economic background.


Applications Open
Wednesday 1 February

Applications close
Friday 10 February

Open Meetings date
Tuesday 28 February

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by “Open Meeting” – is this an audition for an upcoming production at the Globe?  
This isn’t an audition for a specific show – it’s a general meeting with our Head of Casting and at least one director where you will have a chance to chat to and/or perform a monologue or a short scene. 

What will I have to prepare for the meeting?  
You may use the time just to have a chat with our casting team, however we encourage you to prepare a short monologue or scene from a piece of work to see you in action. This doesn’t have to be from Shakespeare’s canon. 

How does it work?
We plan on running open meetings on a monthly basis. Applications will open for a week at the start of each month and meetings will normally happen in the last week of each month. Once applications have closed, our casting team will review them to shortlist successful applicants to meet. We’ll contact successful applicants by email at least a week before the meeting date to confirm timings and location. For specific dates for each month, please see above.

How do I apply?
When applications open for each month, an ‘apply now’ button will be available on this page. You’ll be taken to a short form to fill out where you can provide your details plus any access requirements you have. If applications are not currently open, you can view future dates above.

What do you mean by professional actor?
Someone who has graduated from an accredited drama school or has 2 professional speaking credits. 

Do I need an agent to apply?  
No. We are happy to meet professional actors regardless of whether they have an agent or not. 

I don’t have a Spotlight Profile or equivalent, does that matter?   
No, a Spotlight membership or other profile are not required. 

What if I have access requirements?
We welcome you to note any access requirements on the online application form. 

If I’m successful, when will I get the details?   
You will be emailed a week in advance with details of the meeting including time, location and who will be at the meeting. 

Where will the meeting take place? 
At Shakespeare’s Globe or a nearby space in SE1, Bankside 

Are applications open to the UK / Ireland / Rest of the World?  
Applications are open to actors who have a right to work in the UK. 

Can you guarantee that I’ll secure a meeting?
We predict that this process will be popular and therefore can’t guarantee that everyone will be seen. Due to expected volume of applications, we also cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to contact all unsuccessful candidates but welcome them to apply again each month.

If I don’t get through one month, can I apply again?  
Yes, you’re very welcome to. There isn’t a limit on the number of times you apply. 

How will my information be used / stored?
Your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding our use of your data, or would like to request that we delete the personal data we hold on you, please  email us.