Audition Your Little Stars


Have you got a talented performer in the family?  A child who loves singing, dancing, and shining in the limelight?  If so, they may be interested in auditioning for the National Folk Theatre of Ireland’s three-year training programme at Siamsa Tíre. 

These auditions are open to children between the ages of 7 and 12 and take place at three locations in Kerry.  On Thursday June 15th, the children of North Kerry can audition in Teach Siamsa in Finuge from 6pm to 8pm.  On Friday June 16th, it will be the turn of children in West Kerry with auditions in Teach Siamsa in Carraig from 6pm to 8pm.  Then on Saturday June 17th, the action moves to Tralee where auditions will be held in Siamsa Tíre from 10am to 5pm. 

Children are asked to come to these auditions ready to perform an Irish dance step, a song, and/or a piece of music. The auditions are by appointment only and can be booked by ringing the Siamsa Tíre Box Office on 066 7123055. 

“We are always in awe of the talent that comes into us every year to audition and it ensures a very bright future for the National Folk Theatre as we look forward to training the next generation of stars for our stage and beyond. We look forward to meeting all the talent that our county of Kerry has to offer,” says Anne O’Donnell, Training and Development Officer with Siamsa Tíre. 

School auditions will also take place throughout June so if your school would like to give their students the opportunity to audition for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy, please contact Anne O’Donnell on email at 

The children lucky enough to pass the audition process will be invited to enrol in a three-year formal training programme of traditional Irish dancing, singing, and drama.  Classes will take place weekly throughout the school year and after the three years, children will be offered opportunities to perform on stage as part of Siamsa Tíre’s folk theatre productions and get involved in other National Folk Theatre opportunities nationally and abroad. 

These auditions could be the first step in making your child’s performing dreams come true.  For more information, visit