General Auditions

The Abbey Theatre holds General Auditions bi-annually.

Auditions are by appointment only and the choice of whom to audition will be based on a variety of factors, most importantly actors who have not auditioned for the Abbey Theatre before. A number of slots will be held for self-represented actors. Please do not apply if you have auditioned for the Abbey Theatre before.

Dates for 2016 General Auditions announced

Applications for general auditions are now open and will be accepted until the deadline of Friday 10 June.

If you have submitted your CV prior to the application window, please send your application again.

Auditions will be held on 11 – 15 July. Please only apply if you are available on those dates.

Please note that due to a high volume of applications, the Casting Department will not respond to applications. An auto-response will be sent to let you know your application was successfully received. Again due to this high volume, not all actors will be successful in receiving a slot.

Format for CVs

Please send all applications by email. Please send your CV to

All CVs should be no more than 2 pages with a headshot on the first page. Please send CVs in PDF format and no bigger than 1mb. NB please put your full name in the subject line, not auditions or general auditions etc. There is no need to send extra headshots, one embedded in the CV is sufficient.

Actors who are invited to audition will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues, no longer than 3 minutes each.

One of these should be in your own accent (the actual piece does not have to have been written in your accent) and one should be from a contemporary Irish play. No Shakespeare or self-written monologues please. Further information will be send out to successful applicants.

Your Comments & Reviews


Hi Paige,

We will not be accepting video auditions. While we’re happy to cast from other countries for specific shows, for a general audition it’s important to be able to meet the person firsthand.

Abbey Theatre

Will video auditions be accepted for those of us in other countries, or are you not interested in casting someone in the United States?

Thank you for your time,

- Paige

Thank you all for your interest in auditioning for the Abbey Theatre.

The next round of general auditions will take place in the coming months, the exact date is still to be confirmed.

Keep an eye out on the website for more information.

Abbey Theatre

When exactly will the more general auditions in 2013 be held?

Best wishes

Owen nolan

Hi there, Can you please advise when the next round of open auditions will be taking place?




I have been looking at your website and I noticed that you hold general auditions for the Abbey. Do you have to be a professional actor for this or are they open to those with less experience? Are you holding them at present?

Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards,


Hi, when are the next auditions ? Thanks

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