General Auditions

The Grand Theatre holds general auditions every year. Due to COVID-19 we will not have regular performances for the 20/21 season but we would love to meet you - as many of you as possible - in an new way.  

Our programming for the re-opening of the Grand is not yet announced but when we are in a position to safely produce shows again we want to ensure that we are ready to collaborate with the most inspiring artists in the country. 

In our desire to reflect the world and our community on our stage, the Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We are seeking video submission from all performers, without regard to race, age, disability or ability, ethnicity or gender identity. We understand the importance of providing equitable and inclusive creative spaces and have committed to establishing diverse artistic teams as we understand the global need for systems to change. We encourage you to submit as your most authentic self, with the assurance that our panel will review your submission equitably.   Our panel consists of Dennis Garnhum (Artistic Director), Megan Watson (Artistic Associate), Christine Gruenbauer  (Administration Associate) and Alexandra Kane (local arts professional), between which will view every submission in its entirety. We look forward to expanding our knowledge of the tremendous talent that populates our industry. 

Please use the Google form below to complete your application.


The video submission should not exceed three minutes total and must be submitted through a YouTube or Vimeo link. You should be well lit in your video, and the audio should come through clearly.

Video Requirements:

Brief introduction

  • Introduce yourself. This can take a variety of forms but should include a response to the prompt, “What drives you as an Artist?” 

Artistic content

  • Share something with us that best expresses who you are as a performer and artist – a monologue, song, movement/dance, etc. and or a combination.


Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00 pm. 

Please submit using this form, no other forms of submission will be considered.

Please direct any questions to  cgruenbauer [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

We acknowledge our guest status, as we operate on the traditional lands of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral) people and territories associated with various treaties of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Lunaapewak.

The Grand Theatre houses an 800 seat proscenium theatre, and a 150 seat studio theatre.   We produce over 10 productions annually. For more information please visit our website:

Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.

Please no agent submissions. 


Dennis Garnhum has been the Artistic Director of the Grand Theatre since 2016.  He grew up in London and is very happy to return home.  In the last few years at the Grand, Dennis has directed Cabaret, Timothy Findley's The Wars, and Prom Queen among others.

Megan Watson is a director and theatre maker. She has been the Artistic Associate at the Grand since 2015. Recent directing credits include Juno's Reward and Mary Poppins.

Christine Gruenbauer is a London-based arts administrator, currently serving as the Administration Associate for the Grand Theatre.  

Alexandra Kane is the Creative Director for AK Arts Academy, providing classes in music, theatre and film. She is also a music director, with credits including The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Anne of Green Gables

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