Audition Tips

Universal Orlando® Resort Auditions

To ensure you have a positive audition experience, we have put together some helpful tips and answers to general questions. Keep in mind that Universal Orlando® wants you to do well, so relax, take a deep breath and have fun!

General Audition Etiquette

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to sign in.
  • Please provide a current headshot and résumé.
  • Please fill out all paperwork given to you in its entirety.
  • Please dress appropriately for the audition. If you are unsure what to wear, refer to the Skills and Roles page of this site..
  • Please avoid chewing gum.
  • While waiting, please keep all talking to a low volume to ensure you do not miss hearing your number being called or disrupt others who may be preparing for their audition.
  • When booking your appointment in the system, please select a time that works with your availability to allow you to complete the audition process (please see the “General Audition Questions” section below for information). To ensure we respect the time of all who are auditioning, it is important that we follow the appointment schedule.
  • Please prepare exactly what is requested for each audition (e.g. monologue, singing, etc).
  • Make sure to pay close attention to all information and directions provided; both inside and outside the audition room.
  • Please silence all cell phones and electronic devices, or if possible, do not take them into the audition room.
  • When auditioning, please maintain a respectful distance and avoid approaching the audition panel unless requested.
  • When finished with your audition, please remember to gather all personal belongings and efficiently exit the audition room. Make sure to wait for further instructions from the audition staff before leaving.

General Audition Questions

Is there an age requirement to work in the Entertainment Department at Universal Orlando® Resort?
The minimum age requirement for eligibility to work in the Entertainment Department is 18 years of age.

Do I need a headshot and résumé for each audition?
We highly recommend applicants bring headshots (or current photo) and a current résumé for all auditions. A résumé allows Show Directors to identify what other skills you may have (in addition to those observed at the current audition) and could open the door for additional opportunities. Please ensure your headshot and résumé is updated so that we have your most current contact, skills and experience information.

Do I need an agent to audition?
Universal Orlando® Resort does not cast through outside agencies for its Entertainment positions. Casting is completed out of open call auditions for all performing roles.

I have multiple skills and interests, do I need to sign up to audition for each role and discipline?
If available, candidates may sign up to audition for multiple roles and skill sets. In some audition circumstances, that may not be necessary. To ensure you are following the proper process, please read all audition information thoroughly when selecting an audition appointment.

How long do auditions normally last?
The audition length will depend on a variety of factors, including how many and for which role/s you are auditioning. Please review the list below for the approximate audition time for each role. The times listed are inclusive of the check-in/application process and audition. They do not include any additional time for callbacks which are only required for specific roles.

Actors 1 hour
Animated Costumed Characters 1 to 6 hours (Including Fitting)
Dancers 2 hours
In-Line/Roller Skaters 1 hour
Musicians 1 hour
Parade Performers 1 hour
Singer/Dancers 1 hour
Stilt Walkers 1 hour
Stunt Performers 4 hours

Who is on the audition panel?
Audition panels will consist of at least one Show Director and a Casting Supervisor. Multiple Show Directors, Entertainment Management and Human Resources Team Members may also be on the panel depending on the roles that Universal Orlando is currently auditioning.

How long does it take to find out if I have been cast?
Our casting notifications usually begin within 2-3 weeks of the audition. It can take up to 4-6 weeks for marquee events such as Mardi Gras and Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights® to be finalized. Due to the high volume of candidates, only those who have been cast in a role will be contacted.

How long does my Audition information stay on file?
Your Audition information (completed during the audition process) will stay on file for 90 days so that you may be considered for roles that you are qualified for that may become available after your audition.

What if I am asked to return for a callback and cannot attend?
If you are asked to return for a callback, you must be able to attend it to be considered. If you cannot attend the callback, you will be added to a list of candidates for possible consideration for any roles that are not cast from the audition.