Call Out: community auditions to be held for Easter production of Treasure Island

PLEASE NOTE: this call out was for a past event and applications are now closed. 

Book Tickets for Treasure Island Christmas 2021


A fantastic opportunity for members of the community to perform on Derby Theatre's main stage alongside a professional cast of actors.

Next Easter, Derby Theatre’s big main house production will be Theresa Heskins’ award-winning adaptation of the spectacular swashbuckling adventure, Treasure Island, and we are looking for members of the community to join the cast.

Treasure Island  follows the hugely successful production of The Jungle Book  in spring 2019 and all performances will contain fully integrated BSL and Captioning

Audition Details - Saturday 18 January

Community auditions to perform in Treasure Island  will be held at Derby Theatre throughout the day on Saturday 18 January in groups of 15.

Auditions are open to all and we are looking for young people and adults alike (aged 9+) of all genders, ethnicities and abilities to perform as part of the full acting company in the production. 

The professional company will consist of Deaf, hearing and interpreting actors, musicians and creatives. As such, we are particularly interested in welcoming Deaf people from the region to audition for the community company (and a BSL interpreter will be present at all auditions).

Previous experience in performing is not essential, but an eagerness and energy to perform, and a strong commitment to the production, is.

Each audition slot will last for one hour, and all auditionees will take part in a range of group drama exercises and games, as well as asked to sing/perform/present in a group.

You will need to wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring along a bottle of water for refreshment.

The Theatre is looking for three teams, to include up to 8 per team, who will perform on a rotational basis (with a final performance schedule for the community company still to be confirmed).

Rehearsal and Performance Commitments

Community rehearsals will commence from Tuesday 25 February and the community company will be required to rehearse three times a week during the whole rehearsal period, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm and on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm.

Rehearsals, including the technical week of the show, will run until Friday 27 March and Treasure Island will then run at Derby Theatre, on the main stage, from Saturday 28 March until Saturday 11 April.

The community company will need to attend ALL rehearsals and be available throughout the WHOLE run of the production.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a non-paid opportunity but an allocation of free tickets will be offered to all company members.

How to Book an Audition Slot

To apply, please download and complete the application form and email to Stuart Allen, Senior Producer at by the deadline of Monday 13 January 2020.

Applications Now Closed

Alternatively, you can call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or text 07717 346 964 to request for a booking form to be sent to you.

PLEASE NOTE: audition slots will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. For the lower limit of the age range, young people will need to be 9 by the start of rehearsals on Tuesday 25 February.

Derby Theatre community audition slots are usually incredibly popular, with places getting booked up very quickly, so early booking is highly recommended.

If you are successful in booking an audition slot, we will email you to confirm and send you more information.

For any questions you may have once you have received the additional information please email Stuart Allen at