Bard on the Beach engages professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

General Auditions are held by appointment each year (our deadline for submission for the 2020 Season has passed). Deadlines and submission procedures for next year will be posted here when available.

Please be sure that your application includes your current mailing address, phone number and email. Bard does not accept resumes by fax or e-mail.

Those selected for a General Audition will be asked to prepare two contrasting classical monologues. One must be Shakespeare and the other can be a classical piece of your choosing (maximum of a minute and a half each), a short verse (30 sec. max) of an unaccompanied melodic song to showcase your range and if you play a musical instrument please prepare a 30 second piece or you can choose to accompany yourself for your song. There will be a Piano in the room.

Casting Auditions are by invitation and will not be posted. Except in extraordinary circumstances, artists will not be invited to a casting audition unless they have been seen at a general audition in recent years.

For further information, please contact Rhea Shroff, Company & Education Manager at