2014 Audition Dates For John/Hall Musical Are Revealed

Written by Chief Editor.

Once a year Billy Elliot staffers travel around Great Britain to audition boys aged 9 to 13 years for the roles of 'Billy' and 'Michael,' and girls aged 9 to 12 years for the role of 'Debbie' in the West End production.


For a chance to star in Billy Elliot the Musical, young hopefuls can try out next year in Leeds, Newcastle, London, Bristol and Manchester.
More details are below.

Leeds – Saturday 11th January 2014 
Newcastle – Saturday 1st Feb 2014
London – Saturday 15th March 2014 
Bristol – Saturday 26th April 2014
Manchester – Saturday 17th May 2014


As part of the ongoing audition process, the search is on for boys who are 9 through 13 years old to audition for the roles of 'Billy' and 'Michael' in the West End.

  • Tap and ballet experience are a bonus.
  • Max height 5ft.
  • No broken voices.


Must be 9 – 12 years of age, under 4ft 8. Some ballet experience.

Only auditioning in Newcastle, MUST be from the NE of England.

For further information or to arrange an audition, email Children’s Casting Director, Jessica Ronane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your city and date of choice in the subject box.

Please come ready to dance first, then maybe sing afterwards wearing comfortable clothes – no lycra, leotards or jazz pants! Be sure to bring all dance shoes and trainers.



Those auditioning for Small Boy, Tall Boy and Ballet Girls MUST live within an hour of London.

Small Boys

Description: Ensemble role.

Lads are required to be 6 to 10 years old and no taller than 4ft.

Acting role – no singing or dancing needed.

Tall Boy

Boys should be 10 to 12 years of age and no taller than 4ft 10.

Acting role – no singing or dancing required.

Ballet Girls

Girls should be between 9 and 13 years of age, under 5ft and have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 in tap and ballet.

Leeds – 11th January

Newcastle – 1st February

London – 15th March

Bristol – 26th April

Manchester – 17th May