Yes, you can perform in the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies

Organisers have this week made a casting call for performers for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games.

Yep, you could be performing in front of thousands of people live in a stadium and in front of millions of TV viewers from around the world.

Keen?

Here’s what you need to know.

Casting for opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games

It’s for people aged 16 years and over and previous experience and specific skills are not required. What is required is energy and enthusiasm along with a commitment to rehearsals.

That said, if you do have specific performance skills, the application process allows you to share this information.

Those selected will be required to pass security clearance and to attend rehearsals. It’s expected rehearsals (which will commence in late January 2018) will be a minimum of twice a week building up to three or four times a week closer to the ceremonies. As well as rehearsals you’ll have to attend costume fittings and dress rehearsals in March and April.

4,000 volunteer performers will be recruited for the opening and closing ceremonies, but unfortunately if you’ve already been offered a role as a volunteer for the Games, you can’t also volunteer for the ceremonies.

If you make it past the first application process, you’ll be required to audition. And if you’re a member of a dance or performance group, you can audition together. Just get your group leader to email the ceremonies team. Auditions will take place in October 2017.

Still keen? Applications close midnight 3 September but early applications are encouraged. The opening ceremony takes place 4 April and the closing ceremony is 15 April, both at Carrara Stadium.

To apply, visit the Ceremonies page.

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