Frequently Asked Questions

We’re a specialist in children’s performing arts training. All of our focus is on our amazing children and our passion is seeing them succeed in a professional environment. Our exciting programme of workshops and networking events are designed to support established performers and those just launching their professional career.

The simple answer to this one is yes. Star Team members are selected via our comprehensive audition process only and our books only open twice a year. Audition places are also limited; we urge booking early to avoid disappointment.

The audition will last for approximately 3 hours. During this time children are seen by industry professionals throughout the audition workshops and are assessed on their singing, dance and acting potential.  The process allows us to assess how best to develop the child’s ability, dexterity, comprehension and artistry rather than their current standard of performance. Children’s virtuosity varies in strength, we must determine whether our Star Team is the right place to nurture their specific performance needs. There is nothing to prepare in advance, all material will be taught on the day.

Yes, Cast Academy Star Team is open to all children aged between 7 – 18 years.

Please submit your child’s details via our audition booking page and let us know a little about them. Once completed, a fee of £20 is required to secure your workshop audition booking.

No, the presence of a third party in an audition room has been proven to affect performance. By giving a child the space and time this will help to both bring out their best performance and prepare them for any future professional auditions.

Please contact Cast Academy to advise if your child can no longer attend.

Audition bookings are non-refundable.

Yes, when booking your Star Team audition, an automated confirmation email will be sent out. You will receive further correspondence at a later date. Please note, we are unable to answer any replies to this email. In the unlikely event you haven’t received a confirmation email, please email info@castacademy.co.uk

Successful Star Team applicants will receive a placement offer via email within six weeks of the audition date.

Yes, feedback will be given upon request via email. To request feedback email info@castacademy.co.uk or use our contact form.

Our Star Team train on Thursday evenings during term time only.

Training is held in South Yorkshire and full venue details will be issued once Star Team placement has been confirmed.

Cast Masters is a unique training session exclusive to Star Team students. Every month, Star Team students will complete a module, developing knowledge and skills in a different theme/disciplin within performing arts. Monthly modules are finalised by a Cast Masters master class, led by professionals from the performing arts industry, stage and screen. Cast Master sessions are at no additional cost and form part of the Star Team’s bespoke training programme.

Our unique training programme is broken down into modules. Each month our programme will include a different theme/discipline within performing arts to ensure a broad spectrum of knowledge has been attained. Each monthly module will be completed with a Cast Masters master class, led by an industry professional.

To ensure children on the Star Team receive intensive training and development, catered to their personal needs, places are limited.  There is no set number of places, capacity fluctuates according to level of need and ability within the team.  We understand that places are very sought after and competition is extremely high, however, we must limit places on our team to ensure training is at the highest possible standard.

No. The Star Team costs only £80 per month and includes our bespoke weekly training programme and unique Cast Masters sessions. Representation from our in-house casting agency is provided at no extra cost!

Yes, we offer a small number of scholarships which can be awarded after the audition process. Full and partial scholarships may be awarded based upon various criteria, including household income, exceptional talent, and future potential. Scholarships must be applied for within 14 days of receiving a Star Team offer. Scholarship application forms are available on request.

Cast Academy Star Team contracts are valid for 12 months. Upon reaching the end of your contract, renewal will be determined by various factors, including performance, attitude, and progress. Re-auditions are not necessary.

Yes, our in-house casting agency will represent your child. Our casting agents work closely alongside the Star Team to ensure the correct representation is provided. Our specialist team of agents work to find professional castings suited to each individual, as well as providing students with clear strategies to guide them through the casting process.

Yes. Upon offer of a Star Team place, information on uniform will be issued. Uniform is compulsory and must be worn at all times.

No. We believe it’s important that children should be allowed to explore their own creativity. Most children’s passion begins with their local dance/theatre group, we as a team support children’s aspirations and ensure that they flourish when embarking on their professional career.