Being part of the Cast of BOAT is a unique experience; whether you are playing a lead character or a walk on - everyone is important and made to feel so. You are part of an extraordinary team and will, without a doubt, make some friends for life. The commitment is great but so are the rewards.
There are very few amateur companies who are sold out for three weeks in the summer, with an audience capacity of 500+ each night.
Many of our younger actors have gone onto drama school and made their career in acting on TV, film and/or stage.
Being in a Shakespeare production is the best ground work for any actor. The skills required to draw your audience in are the 'basics of acting' and once learnt will carry you through any production you may be involved in.
Once a member of the BOAT cast you will have the opportunity to join our Actors’ Workshop, prior to rehearsals starting, where you will be tutored by a professional Shakespearean Actor who is one of the BOAT Patrons.
In 2015 BOAT was selected to take part in the RSC Open Stages, an initiative for amateur Shakespeare companies. From our regional performance we were selected to perform on the main stage at the RSC.
The opportunities are great!
To audition for our 2024 production of Macbeth see our Auditions page
Auditions and Open Evenings are held every year in January, however you can join us at any time during the year using our crew sign up form.
Amazing dedicated and inspiring team to work with