Take Part

The Hazlitt Theatre offers more than just a place to see the best in performance and entertainment, it’s also a place where you can get involved in a variety of activities throughout the year. 

In May 2022 we  proudly launched our Hazlitt Institute of Performing Arts, to offer the community a variety of our ways to engage, improve well being and more importantly have fun! 

See below for the for the current HI schedule and click on the relevant HI logo for more information if you are ready to take part!  No obligation taster sessions are available at the beginning of each term, with termly fees only required should you wish to continue. 

FREE taster session available for our termly classes.  Should you wish to continue payment for the term will be required. 

For more details or to book your first taster please email hi.info@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk or complete this expression of interest form.




If you would like to be part of a Hazlitt Theatre production, register your interest to attend these upcoming audition dates! All performers must register their interest before attending audition dates. 

The Three Musketeers Community Cast Auditions

Are you a community performer looking for an opportunity to perform with The Hazlitt Theatre? Join the Community Cast of our summer tour - The Three Musketeers! Gain experience in a touring production and work closely alongside our professional cast and director. Perform in outdoor venues like Cobtree Manor Park and Lenham Tithe Barn! 

If you are aged 18+ and available 10-25 August, register your interest for our community cast auditions via this online form. This is an unpaid experience opportunity for community actors and performers.

30 June, 12-4pm at The Hazlitt Theatre
18+ only. Must be available 10th - 25th August. 
Register your interest here

Cinderella: Junior Cast Auditions

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to gain invaluable industry exposure, learning from and performing with theatre professionals as well as have an unforgettable experience and join our illustrious Hazlitt panto family!

Successful community cast members will receive a pair of free tickets for their parent or guardian to see them in the show for their first performance, as well as capped discounts for guests up to 6 any time over the run, subject to availability. This is an unpaid opportunity. 

Please note that if successful our youth community cast will be required to attend the following rehearsal, tech and 10 performances dates:
πŸ—“οΈ 8th September
πŸ—“οΈ 13th October
πŸ—“οΈ 9th and 10th November
πŸ—“οΈ Potential dates the week of 18th November to rehearse with the pro cast before tech week
πŸ—“οΈTech week commences on the 25th (community cast will be involved in this week, however days days to be confirmed as it will depend your groupings)
πŸ—“οΈ 10 performances dates over 29th November - 31 December (specifics TBC)

Due to the anticipated response please only apply if you can commit to all if not the majority required dates.

7 July, 10am-1pm at The Hazlitt Theatre
Aged 6-11 years only. Must be available on 8 September, 13 October, 9-10 November, WC 18 November & 25 November (exact days required TBC) and 10 performances 29th November - 31 December.
Register your interest here

Cinderella: Senior Cast Auditions
7 July, 2:30-5:30pm at The Hazlitt Theatre
Aged 11-17 years only. Must be available on 8 September, 13 October, 9-10 November, WC 18 November & 25 November (exact days required TBC) and 10 performances 29th November - 31 December. This is an unpaid opportunity.
Register your interes here


The Hazlitt Institute for Performing Arts has a duty of care to safeguard from harm all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom it interacts. We do this by:

  • Recognising that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to freedom from abuse and harm
  • Ensuring that all our staff and volunteers are carefully selected and vetted, have the relevant qualifications and experience and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care. 
  • Responding quickly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse 
  • Providing parents/ carers, children/ young people and vulnerable adults with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have 
  • Appointing a Designated Safeguarding Lead who takes specific responsibility for children’s and young people’s protection, safety and well-being. 
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of our Protection Policy and Procedures
  • Working with external agencies to ensure, as far as is possible, that children/ young people are protected
  • Not tolerating bullying. Incidents of bullying will be investigated and treated seriously. Action will be taken to stop the bullying

Our policy details the legal requirements, organisational procedures and best practice as applicable to all staff

Download our safeguarding statement here