Singing Auditions

Open Mic UK audition dates are below! The competition has over 10,000 entries each year, so if you're are a singer, duo, vocal group or rapper and you have the talent, apply now to audition for singing in the Open Mic UK competition at your nearest venue.

You’ll be auditioning for a place in the Open Mic UK Regional Finals which will take place on the main stage at one of the best venues in your region. You will be showcasing your music live in front of music industry judges who are at every stage of the competition.

Want a chance to perform within The O2 in London?

Last year’s competition included judges that work for the three major record labels Universal, Warner and Sony.

What better opportunity to get music industry feedback and get your music heard by the right people?

Open mic UK 2019 audition dates

Book your competition audition now to secure your place!

London - Central

Auditions
Sunday 25th August 2019 - Early PM

The White Eagle Club, Balham

London - West

Auditions
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - PM

The Beck Theatre, Hayes

Manchester

Auditions
Sunday 8th September 2019 - Early PM

Media City, University of Salford

Liverpool

Auditions
Saturday 21st September 2019 - Early PM

The Lighthouse Theatre

Newcastle

Auditions
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - AM

Tyne Theatre and Opera House

Leeds

Auditions
Sunday 29th September 2019 - Early PM

Yorkshire Dance

Glasgow

Auditions
Sunday 15th September 2019 - Early PM

Dance HQ

Birmingham

Auditions
Saturday 31st August 2019 - Early PM

ACE Space

Portsmouth

Auditions
Friday 27th September 2019 - Evening

The Pyramids Centre

London - South East

Auditions
Thursday 19th September 2019 - Evening

Harlequin Theatre, Croydon

Bournemouth

Auditions
Saturday 21st September 2019 - AM

Pavilion Dance

Essex

Auditions
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - AM

Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford

Bristol

Auditions
Saturday 28th September 2019 - Early PM

The SouthBank Club

Southampton

Auditions
Sunday 15th September 2019 - Early PM

1865, Brunswick Square

Kettering

Auditions
Saturday 14th September 2019 - AM

The Lighthouse Theatre

Audition Times

AM Auditions

12pm - Under 18 age category
1pm - 18 and over age category

Early PM Auditions

2pm - Under 18 age category
3pm - 18 and over age category

PM Auditions

6.30pm - Under 18 age category
7.30pm - 18 and over age category

Evening Auditions

8pm - Under 18 age category
9pm - 18 and over age category

Singing Auditions

Audition places are limited, so be quick not sorry! Registering well in advance will secure your talent audition and avoid disappointment.

On the day of the audition you will be asked to prepare a performance of up to 2 minutes maximum. The singing auditions will be in front of the professional judging panel thus allowing live talent and ability to be judged appropriately.

The singing audition can be a song of your choice in any style or genre and can be a cover or an original. You will be required to sing accapella if performing a cover. Those with original material may use a backing track or guitar/keyboard (not supplied) to accompany them whether played by themselves or by a backing musician.

Successful competitors from the auditions will be asked back to perform and compete live in the Regional Finals in front of a large audience and music industry judging panel.

Judging will not only be based on vocal ability, but also image, performance, originality and star quality, with an overall view to find a recording artist suitable for today's current market.

The live shows take place in the same town or city as auditions where acts compete for a place in the Open Mic UK National Final. In previous years the Grand Final has been held within The O2 in London and The NEC in Birmingham.

Want a chance to perform within The O2 in London?