PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 we do not yet have dates for our next round of auditions!

Who we are …
Thank you for your interest in joining Shine Youth Music Theatre – one of the UK’s largest children’s and youth theatre companies based in Carluke, Lanarkshire.

There are 3 companies within Shine: SHINE KIDS P4-7
                                                            IGNITE S1+ 
                                                            SHINE S1+.
Rehearsals are throughout the year and we produce 3 productions annually, usually staged in Motherwell Concert Hall/Theatre in January, March and September.

Where we are …
We rehearse on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings in our purpose-built studios and arts centre: The Lighthouse, Neidpath Road, Castlehill Industrial Estate, Carluke, ML8 5UF.
(Please note that the Lighthouse car park is strictly for staff only and must not be used as a drop-off point. If coming to visit please park carefully in the surrounding streets).

When to come …
Applicants will attend a 2-hour training workshop where you will be taught everything they need to know for their audition – song/s, dance, and drama.

You will be told when this workshop will take place.

Following attendance at the workshop you will then audition to join Shine.

What to bring …
You should wear loose, comfortable clothing and trainers or soft dance shoes (no jeans, jewellery, heels or slippery shoes). There is a shop where a selection of sweets and snacks are available - please bring your own water bottle.

A parent/carer must complete a Registration Form upon arrival. These will be available at Reception (over 18s may self-register).

How much it costs …
The workshop and auditions are free. If you are successful in gaining a place you will be cast in one of our 3 companies and will pay an annual membership fee and a production fee for each production you are in. Please note it is the audition panels decision which company those in S1 and above are placed into. 

Fees are currently:

Annual membership £200
Production fee £150
Concert fee £30

Members of Shine are usually in 2 productions per year, Shine Kids and Ignite perform at least 1 production per year. All members must also sell a minimum of 20 tickets per production they are appearing in and 6 tickets for productions they are not appearing in. This is a requirement of membership.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shine!