The Oxford Renaissance Festival is looking for Gentlemen!

Debra Chantler

AUDITION NOTICE! The Oxford Renaissance Festival is looking for energetic individuals (aged 16+) to join our “house cast” to populate the Renaissance Festival for the weekend of June 23 & 24th, 2018, in Dorchester, Ontario. This is your chance to “play all day” with us – brush up on your improv acting skills, learn renaissance mannerisms, interact with festival attenders, and add to the ambiance of the festival. Training and character development will take place at rehearsals.
Audition Appointments will be scheduled on Saturday March 3rd 1pm – 3:30pm at the Palace Theatre in the London, Ontario.
Please prepare 1 min of something that highlights your skills / abilities – you can sing (a Capella) , juggle, recite a poem, read from a scroll, etc. – we’re not picky, but want to see what you can do – Medieval / Renaissance material preferred. Be prepared to participate in a few solo / group activities to show your improv abilities, and plan a one on one interaction with the Queen.

Please note that actors are responsible for providing their own historically accurate(ish) costuming, subject to approval. Costuming workshops may be available “at cost” to actors or their designated costume creator. Costumes are not required for auditions – but if you have your own costume, a photo of it (preferably with you in it) would be lovely. Some positions will earn a $50 honorarium, many volunteer cast positions also available.

Rehearsals will occur every other Saturday Afternoon, beginning March 24th, in London, ON.

To schedule an audition, learn more details, and get a copy of the required audition information form, please email

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