finding childrenAsheville, NC, is a city full of art and culture. The city is filled with galleries, music venues, performance art theaters, and more. If you are looking for a place to call home that loves the arts, you are in the right place.

If you have children who are interested in theater, you may ask, “Where can I find children’s theater auditions near me?” In many towns and cities across the country, that may be a big ask; however, in Asheville, there are several incredible places where children can audition for parts in theater productions.

Finding Auditions Near Me

When looking with your child for roles that they may be interested in auditioning for, it is important to take into consideration what your child is comfortable with. Once you have an idea of what they want to try out for, you can begin looking at different types of auditions. Most audition notices can be found on theater websites such as our Community Theater For Youth page.  You can also utilize websites such as, which many casting agents utilize to post auditions. 

Preparing Your Child for Audition

Once you find an audition for your child that they are interested in, it's time to get to work preparing your child for that audition. You can help your aspiring child actor through their audition process by following a few tips:

  • Relax: While auditions can be nerve-racking, working with your child to find ways to relax in times of stress is key. Let them know that regardless of the outcome, another opportunity will present itself. Teach them warm-ups and fun games to center themselves, and be able to walk into the audition room confidently.
  • Train: It may be obvious, but training is the best way to be prepared for an audition. The Asheville Performance Arts Academy offers a variety of programs centered around theater that can build proficiency and discipline in their acting skills, giving them a leg up when auditioning for a part.
  • Memorize: Many auditions will require your child to perform a monologue of some sort. Regardless of the medium, memorization is often required. By working with your child as they memorize their lines, you get to be a part of the process, which will instill confidence in your child.

Asheville Performing Arts Academy

The study of performing arts like music, dance, and theatre is the main focus of the Asheville Performing Arts Academy. We give training and educational opportunities of the highest standard because we are committed to the art of teaching and the teaching of the arts. A huge variety of shows, including Rent, Shrek Jr. The Musical and Willy Wonka Jr., to name a few, are produced as a result of this schooling.

To learn more about our programs, or to enroll your child in one of our programs, contact us today!