The OLT is a community-based organization dedicated to putting a little theatre in everyone’s life. We hold open auditions for all the productions in our season, usually about three months in advance. Upcoming auditions are posted on this page and you should check it regularly.

In addition, simultaneously with each audition, a backstage orientation and tour of the theatre is offered by a member of the Volunteer Committee for anyone interested in working behind the scenes on any future production. Descriptions of each of the various Volunteer Positions can be found in the Volunteer section of this website.

The director of each play has sole authority in choosing the cast. (Please see Audition Tips for details.) Casting decisions take into account the increasing diversity of our community and the need to reflect that diversity in the casts of our productions. Everyone is welcome!

Make sure you’re available to do the show BEFORE you audition. Check here for a sample Rehearsal Schedule.

Please arrive at the side door of OLT, (235 Besserer St.) AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to audition time. You do not need to bring a headshot or CV; on arrival you will be given an information card to fill out. You do not need to prepare a monologue (unless otherwise stated).

Dates may change.

Check this page regularly – information will be added once submitted by production team.

Audition Notices

Arsenic and Old Lace ~ Open Auditions July 15

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace Written By: Joseph Kesselring Directed By: Brian Cano Production Dates: October 25 - November 11, 2017 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 [...]

Peter Pan and Wendy ~ Open Auditions August 19

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents Peter Pan and Wendy Written By: Doug Rand Directed By:  Riley Stewart Production Dates: November 29 - December 16, 2017 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 [...]

An Inspector Calls ~ Open Auditions September 23

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents An Inspector Calls Written By: J.B Priestley Directed By:  Jim McNabb Production Dates: January 10 - 27, 2018 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 pm curtain; [...]

Dead Accounts ~ Open Auditions October 28

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents Dead Accounts Written By: Theresa Rebeck Directed By:  Klaas van Weringh Production Dates: February 14 - March 3, 2018 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 pm [...]

A Streetcar Named Desire~ Open Auditions December 2

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents A Streetcar Named Desire Written By: Tennessee Williams Directed By:  Sarah Hearn Production Dates: March 21 - April 7, 2018 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 [...]

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily ~ Open Auditions January 13

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily Written by:  Katie Forgette Directed by: Val Bogan Production Dates: May 2 -19, 2018 Wed to Sat [...]

Move Over Mrs. Markham ~ Open Auditions February 17

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents Move Over Mrs. Markham Written By: Ray Conney & John Chapman Directed By:  Venetia Lawless Production Dates: June 6-23, 2018 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 [...]

The Unexpected Guest ~ Open Auditions March 24

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE * Ottawa Little Theatre presents The Unexpected Guest Written by:  Agatha Christie Directed by: Alain Chamsi Production Dates: July 11 - 28, 2018 Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 pm curtain; [...]