Young Chorus

We are looking for enthusiastic young performers to make up two teams of six Young Chorus members for our 2023 professional pantomime, Cinderella. 

Our Young Chorus will perform in several dance numbers and will be involved as an ensemble in bigger scenes. The Young Chorus will also be encouraged to sing during several of the songs, so we are looking for good all-round performers. 

This exciting opportunity is for young people of any gender who will be of Secondary School age (aged 11 – 16) from September 2023. 

Important dates 

Auditions: Wednesday 12th July (evening) and Saturday 15th July (daytime). 

Auditions will be in a group and will last 30 minutes. 

Please fill in the following form to apply for an audition slot: Application Form. The deadline to apply is midday, Friday 30th June. Please also email a full length photo of the applicant to (make sure the file name or email subject includes the applicant's name). We will be in touch w/c 3rd July with your audition slot. 

Rehearsals: (These dates could be subject to change)  

Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th November, 9am – 1pm.  

Tues 21st, Weds 22nd, & Thurs 23rd November, 4.15pm – 6.30pm, Full Company rehearsals.

Costume fittings: Tues 21st November, 4.15pm. 

We ask that all Young Chorus members provide their own basics: Neutral ballet shoe, white ballet tights and neutral leotard. We will send links to the best options. All other costumes and props are provided. 

Technical Week:  Tues 28th & Wed 29th November. Times TBC but please note they will be later evenings.  

Dress rehearsals: Thursday 30th November, morning and evening performance. Each team will do one performance each. 

Young Chorus will be required to attend all technical and dress rehearsal dates. 

Performances: Friday 1st December – Sunday 31st December (performance times vary). Click here to find out more about our annual pantomime that returns for winter 2023, Cinderella

PLEASE NOTE:  Although the pantomime is a great experience for the young chorus, it is an unpaid role and a huge commitment at a busy family time. Please understand that once chosen you are committing to a professional agreement between you and the Lawrence Batley Theatre.  Unfortunately, we will not be in a position to swap people around if you have made other arrangements. So please bear this in mind before applying to be part of the team.  

Part of our Young Chorus from our 2022 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Lawrence Batley Theatre will arrange performance licences and liaise with schools about necessary absences. 

The two teams will rotate performances. The Lawrence Batley Theatre will provide a performance schedule once each team has been selected.

We look forward to meeting you all. Any questions please email

Check out some images of our previous Young Chorus in action

As part of our 2022 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk