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Open Auditions : Grapes of Wrath

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  • Age Guidance: 18+
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Come and take part!

Be part of a professional production running at the Playhouse and make a new short play based on what you want to say with the award-winning Creative Engagement team.

We want to bring together a diverse group of people aged 18+ that represents Leeds to take part in The Grapes of Wrath Project.

We are looking for volunteers to perform as a community chorus in the professional stage production of The Grapes of Wrath. Following the performance run you will work with a director and writer to present a new short play written in response to your views on the themes in The Grapes of Wrath. No previous experience is necessary and we encourage anyone with an interest in being part of a community, meeting new people and learning new skills to apply.


    To take part in this exciting opportunity, all you need to do is book a slot at one of our Open Auditions on 25 or 26 March.

    We have a range of times to suit you.

    Once you have booked your slot, download the application form here, fill it in and bring it with you to your audition.


    To book your slot, please look below.


    Call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700
    or email us at

    Join us for a journey like no other.

    N.B. Auditions are held at St. Peter’s Building (LS9 8AH), just round the corner from the Playhouse, between the Wardrobe bar and Yorkshire Dance. Ring the buzzer for First Floor at the red door.


    Sessions will be on evenings and weekends (with 5 midweek matinees during the run).

    Key dates are:

    Open Auditions
    Sat 25 March or Sun 26 March

    The Grapes of Wrath Rehearsals
    Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons
    18 April – 20 May

    The Grapes of Wrath Technical
    The evenings of
    Mon 22 May and Tue 23 May

    The Grapes of Wrath Performances
    Daily, excl. Sundays and Mondays
    Wed 24 May – Sat 10 June

    Open Season Rehearsals
    Tuesday evenings
    20 June – 25 July

    Open Season Technical
    Thu 27 and Fri 28 July

    Open Season Performance
    Sat 29 July

    You can download a detailed schedule here


    For more information about the auditions and the project, check our FAQs here.

    If your question isn’t answered here, please get in touch by email or call 0113 213 7700.

Click here for more information about The Grapes of Wrath


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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