By the end of this guide, you'll know how to find auditions without an agent, plus specific, actionable steps you can take to start getting access to those auditions quickly.
No fluff in this guide, just real, actionable advice. Ready to get started?
Note: For more acting resources like "how to memorize lines quickly," "where to find monologues and classes," etc., check out my Actor Resources page.
Websites for Acting
Years ago, before the internet and websites for acting were invented, it was almost impossible to find auditions – especially for smaller productions. You had to:
These days, it's totally different! All you need to do is log onto the top websites for acting and start submitting yourself right away. In this article I'll outline the top casting sites I recommend, PLUS popular websites I do NOT recommend.
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Some Additional Q&A
What Websites Do Actors Use?
There are a range of websites actors use, from casting sites like Backstage and Actor's Access, to union sites such as SAG-AFTRA and AEA, and even film and show websites like IMDB, IBDB, and Playbill. This article dives deep on the best websites for finding auditions.
Where Can I Find Auditions for Acting for Free?
Some of the best free audition websites include TheatreIn, PerformInk, Playbill, iActor, and Craigslist. However, I recommend joining a paid audition website like Backstage or Actor's Access to get higher quality auditions. Learn the best websites for actors in this article.