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 Open Mic UK 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. The judges become more prestigious as the competition progresses.

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!

Bournemouth

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

AbsoluteMusic, Bournemouth

Brighton

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

The Old Market, Hove

Bristol

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

The Tobacco Factory

Birmingham - NEC

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

The NEC

Newcastle

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Tyne Theatre and Opera House

London - South

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

The White Eagle Club, Balham

Manchester

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Media City, University of Salford

London - Central

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Dingwalls, Camden Town

Essex

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford

Liverpool

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Liner Hotel

Glasgow

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

TouchBase

Southampton

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

1865, Brunswick Square

London - West

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

The Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sheffield

Auditions
August/September 2019 TBC

Sheffield City Hall

Audition Times

AM Auditions

11.30am - Under 18 age category
12.30pm - 18 and over age category

Early PM Auditions

1pm - Under 18 age category
2pm - 18 and over age category

PM Auditions

5.30pm - Under 18 age category
6.30pm - 18 and over age category

Evening Auditions

7pm - Under 18 age category
8pm - 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 auditions will be in front of the professional judging panel thus allowing live talent and ability to be judged appropriately.

The 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?