We’re really keen to interrogate and explore what Artist Development could look like at Aberdeen Arts Centre.

How can we support artists, creatives, theatre makers, at all stages of their careers? This page will develop and grow in the coming months to show upcoming opportunities, workshops planned to help support specific areas of being a creative in Aberdeen and links to opportunities at other organisations in Aberdeen and beyond.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for what’s coming up and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like a chat info@aberdeenartscentre.com

Opportunity: Casting Call

Aberdeen panto 2023 - Rapunzel

TaleGate Theatre Productions and Aberdeen Arts Centre are seeking professional performers for their 2023 Christmas pantomime, Rapunzel

We are interested in meeting professional performers with strong singing, dancing and acting skills. Applications sent by people from or living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will be prioritised. 

This is a paid casting for applicants 18+. The contract runs from 24th November - 24th December 2023. All applicants must be available for the full dates. 

We are looking to fill the following roles:

  • Rapunzel (The Hero)
  • Finn Flyer (The Prince)
  • Muddles (Panto Comic)
  • Nurse Nelly (The Dame)
  • Queen Gothel (The Villain)
  • Max the Horse (A Physical Dance Role)

Audition information is as follows: 

DATE: Friday 16th June 2023
TIME: 10am-3pm
VENUE: Aberdeen Arts Centre

Please apply to audition by Sunday 11th June 2023

For more information and to receive a place at the audition please send a cover letter, CV and headshot to info@talegatetheatre.co.uk 

'Coorie In' at Aberdeen Arts Centre

Co-Working Space in Aberdeen for Playwrights

Coorie In is a Playwrights' Studio Scotland initiative offering playwrights a warm and well-equipped co-working space in Glasgow every Thursday, free of charge. 

Playwrights' Studio Scotland are also partnering with arts venues across the country to open their spaces for a day per month to host playwrights to come in and work there. 

Confirmed so far for this project are: 

  • Aberdeen Arts Centre
  • The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock
  • Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling
  • Birnam Arts Centre in Perth & Kinross

About Coorie In
Funded by Creative Scotland’s Cultural Recovery Fund, Coorie In aims to support playwrights as they deal with the ongoing impact of the COVIC pandemic, as well as the cost-of-living crisis.

Book a Space

Confirmed Coorie In dates at Aberdeen Arts Centre:

  • Monday 24th April 2023
  • Monday 29th May 2023 (booking opens one week before)

You can use the Playwrights' Studio Scotland booking form to reserve your space at the next Coorie In event. 

Coorie In at Aberdeen Arts Centre

Artist Development Meet Ups

Aberdeen Arts Centre will host regular Artist Development Meet Up sessions — free events aimed at bringing together professional actors and creatives at any stage of their careers. 

Actors are encouraged to bring a monologue piece that they are familiar with and want to work on. 

See details on the next Artist Development Meet Up HERE

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