The Grand Final is held in a West End Theatre in London and is split into two shows, the Junior Final (matinee) and the Senior Final (evening).
The top 12 performers from each category perform to impress our judges and an audience made up of the public as well as an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals. The performers are accompanied by a live band!
Vocal Warm-Up - 10 Minutes
Group vocal warm up with our musical director
Rehearsal - 60 Minutes
A chance for you to run through your song with our musical director
Dress Rehearsals - 120 Minutes
Performers run their song on the stage with microphones and the band
Junior Final - 90 Minutes
The senior finalists watch as the first show takes place
Senior Final - 90 Minutes
The senior final takes place
What do I need to bring?
You will have sent in your sheet music in advance so just need to bring food, water and something nice to wear!
Do I need to warm up before?
We have a group warm up at the beginning of the day
Will my performance be filmed?
Yes! We film all of the performances in the final which can be purchased after the event!
Do we use microphones?
Yes we use head mics for the final!
"It’s so nice that there is a competition like this out there for aspiring performers, I wish I had known about West End Calling when I was an aspiring performer because I would have applied for it, and got all of my friends in musical theatre to have done so as well!"
Sophie Reed - The Thespians Blog