Auditions & Casting Policies

​Theatre Major Auditions

Incoming Freshmen are not required to audition in order to declare a theatre major.  We do encourage prospective students to visit our facility, observe a class, talk to faculty and students, and attend a production to familiarize yourself with our program. An optional audition

Dance Major Auditions

Incoming Freshman, transfer students, and students wishing to change their major to Dance are required to audition for entry into the program. During the audition, prospective students will demonstrate their knowledge of ballet, jazz, modern, and improvisation movement based phrases and exercises. The audition culminates with an individual interview meeting with a faculty member.

Audition dates for the 2020-2021 academic year are November 16, 2019, and February 1, 2020.  The Audition Reservation form must be submitted one week in advance of your selected date. If you are unable to attend the audition dates a video audition may be submitted either via mailed DVD or link to a hosted video. Dance minors are not required to audition. For more detailed information and instructions, please visit the Dance Program page.

Musical Theatre Certificate Auditions

Students wishing to enter the Musical Theatre Certificate interdisciplinary track must register and audition to be accepted.  See the program page for more details.

Production Auditions

Auditions for Department of Theatre & Dance productions are open to ALL students enrolled at the University of Kentucky, regardless of major or rank.

We hold open auditions on a regular basis. Check with the Theatre Dept. office for details or click here. Sign-up sheets and specific requirements for each audition are posted on the bulletin board near the sitting area outside Room 114 of the Fine Arts Building.