RENOWNED talent management and theatre training programme Stagebox will be hosting free auditions in Southampton this weekend.

Budding stars of the stage aged between eight and 18 can book their place to audition at Mayflower Theatre on Sunday.

Successful candidates will enjoy the exclusive award-winning performance training programme in London during the school holidays, as well as benefitting from the talent management at Stagebox.

This year – for the first time – auditions are free of charge, with Stagebox founders keen to encourage everyone with a love of theatre to come along and audition.

With Stagebox alumni starring on stage and screen, many securing lead roles for Disney, Netflix, in the West End and beyond, Stagebox offers rising stars the chance to train smart, build industry connections and gain unrivalled opportunities in theatre, television and film.

Previous success stories from Hampshire include Tilly Bayer, who played Matilda in the West End and Solly Cowdery, who has just filmed his screen debut role for a Golden Globe-nominated Apple series.

Stagebox’s General Manager Jasmine Quinlan Gardner said: “It’s been a turbulent period for the performing arts industry to say the least, and we’re so delighted to be holding these free auditions in Southampton. Stagebox is about opportunity, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating the nation’s budding talent.”

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