Auditions for our 2017 Summer Season will be held on March 11th & 12th 2017.

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival is committed to hiring the best actor for the job. We encourage the use of audition pieces without regard to traditional gender. Actors of all backgrounds/ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, entering its 27th season, seeks a diverse and versatile company of actors with strong classical skills for their repertory season: Macbeth, directed by Kate Rubin & Karen Lee Pickett, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Janet Munsil.

The GVSF performances will run July 4 - 29, Tues-Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 1:30pm and 8pm, outdoors on the grounds of Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus. There will also be three evening performances of Macbeth August 3-5 at Saxe Point in Esquimalt. First read-through will be April 2, and rehearsals commence May 1, also at Camosun College.

Auditions will be held in Victoria on the Camosun Lansdowne campus on Saturday March 11 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, March 12 from 10am to 1pm. Any callbacks will be held after 2pm Sunday afternoon. Appointments are required. To sign up for an audition, please email stagemanagement@vicshakespeare.com with an electronic version of your headshot and resume to request a time slot. Appointments are given on a first come/first served basis.

Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, at least one in verse. You may also be asked to sing a short acapella song of your choosing. Also, please note that we are an outdoor theatre and do not use microphones so great diction and vocal strength is important.


Mentor Actors: Actors who anchor major roles, as well as teaching and mentoring the Company in text and speech work. These roles are paid.

Core Actors: Actors who play multiple roles in both plays. Some roles may be cross-gender cast. These actors receive workshops and engagement in a learning environment, as well as a small honourarium.

Company Actors: Actors who are cast in only one play. Some roles may be cross-gender cast. These actors receive workshops and engagement in a learning environment, as well as a small honourarium.

Junior Company: 2-4 actors, ages 13-18, who play minor roles as well as learn areas of stagecraft and technical theatre. These actors receive workshops and engagement in a learning environment.