The Opera Shack are changing the way we do things. Firstly, we want to start performing with a regular pool of brilliant singers who will sing with us on a project by project basis. Secondly, we want to start paying our performers whenever and wherever possible. If you want to get involved, come and audition with us! If you’ve sung with us before, please come along and audition, as we’d love to hear how you’ve developed, as well as have a quick catch up.

The next audition date is Thursday 25th October 2018 from 4-9pm with our Artistic Director Emma Doherty and Musical Director Abi Kitching. In the auditions, an accompanist will be provided, and you will need to perform a solo piece of your choice. Performances should be off copy, and you will need to bring two copies of the score to the audition. Auditions will take place at Manchester Music Box:

Please note there will be a £2 cost for anyone who auditions in order to cover our accompanist and venue hire fee. This will need to be paid in cash upon arrival at the audition.

If you’d like to come and audition, please send a short biography or CV outlining your previous performance experience to us at Make sure you outline your availability between 4-9pm on Thursday 25th October 2018. If you can’t make that date, email us anyway and we might be able to sort something out, whatever the case, there will be more auditions in the future!

Deadline to Apply: Midnight on Friday 19th October. We’ll then try and send you your audition slot time as soon as humanly possible after the deadline.

Best of Luck!

Emma Doherty