Auditions and Casting Policy

A.C.T. holds local general auditions for AEA actors annually, usually in the spring. In seasons when we are producing a musical or a show with music, A.C.T. also holds separate musical auditions for AEA actors. In addition, we attend both the AEA and non-AEA portions of the Theatre Bay Area (TBA) general auditions, which are held yearly in the Bay Area during the winter. For more information about TBA's auditions, please call 415.430.1140 or visit their website at

A.C.T. also holds out-of-town AEA general auditions in various locations, including New York and Los Angeles, in accordance with LORT/AEA rules.

Due to A.C.T.'s LORT status, there are very few openings for non-Equity actors.

Audition announcements are listed here on the A.C.T. website and on the AEA website. Local auditions are also listed in Theatre Bay Area magazine and on the local AEA hotline; out-of-town auditions are listed in such publications as Back Stage and Back Stage West.

Casting of actors 18 years old and under is coordinated through the A.C.T. Young Conservatory, which can be reached at 415.439.2444.

A.C.T. accepts submissions of headshots and resumes. They can be mailed to us at:

Casting Office
American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108-5800

For questions or inquiries related to general casting at A.C.T., please contact our casting department at

A.C.T. is also very interested in becoming acquainted with trained, Equity actors who are relocating to the Bay Area. If you are relocating, please submit your headshot and resume to


A Christmas Carol

The annual production of A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. is one of the most unique artistic experiences in the country for a young actor, with a cast comprising students from the Young Conservatory, actors from our nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts program, and veteran professional actors from throughout the Bay Area.

To be eligible to audition, you must enroll in a class in the Young Conservatory 2017 fall session, even  if you have been in the production before or have auditioned in previous years.

If you are interested in being a part of this year’s production of A Christmas Carol, please read the following materials carefully:


Application deadline: August 31
Auditions: Sep 6
Rehearsals begin: Oct 31
Performances: Dec 1–24
Ages: 8–13


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