The Marlowe


We are always on the hunt for fantastic opportunities for you to get involved creatively at The Marlowe or at other organisations in the local community and across the country.

Here we’ve gathered together some opportunities in the coming months. Keep an eye out as we’ll update this page as often as we can.

Your county needs you

This November will be the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and to mark the event The Marlowe is bringing together professional actors, community performers, dancers and choirs to create a new production at Dover Cruise Terminal – Return Of The Unknown.

We’re recruiting a Core Company of actors and performers (aged 13 years and up) to play an integral part in bringing the performance to life. Rehearsals will take place between August and November on weekday evenings and weekends in Canterbury at The Marlowe.

To take part you must be available for the following dates:
Technical and dress rehearsals: Sunday 4 – Wednesday 7 November 2018 (evenings)
Performance dates: Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 November

Auditions will be held across the county in Ashford, Birchington, Canterbury, Dover and Faversham. Times and dates do vary in each location. Please book your place by following the links for your preferred venue: CanterburyBirchingtonDoverAshford or Faversham.

You won’t need to prepare anything for the audition and it will last 90 minutes. We’re looking for all members of our community and no previous experience of acting or performing is required just a passion to be involved in something extraordinary. Come dressed in loose comfortable clothing and footwear – you’ll be asked to move around but nothing too strenuous. We advise you bring some water with you.

Any other questions please email us. We look forward to seeing you at the auditions.

The Marlowe Bursary Fund

The Marlowe Theatre Development Trust can offer a bursary for the Youth Theatre or Dance Company for young people between the age of eight and 21 living in East Kent who are interested in joining but find themselves in financially challenging circumstances. Find out more.

New Writing

The Marlowe is keen to encourage new writing and although we are glad to hear from local writers, we can’t always promise an immediate response. We are happy to point you in the direction of some other fantastic prizes and opportunities to get your new writing out there:

The Bruntwood Prize

Verity Bargate Award

Bush Theatre

Paines Plough