Theatre IV, a division of Virginia Repertory Theatre

Theatre IV provides outstanding educational entertainment designed to tour and innovative instructional programs that enrich our nation's schools. We perform live before over 1/2 million children, teens, parents and teachers across the America every year.

Theatre IV Attends these Conferences and Auditions

  • SETC - Theatre IV attends both the Fall (early Sept.) and Spring (early March) Southeastern Theatre Conference.
  • NETC - Theatre IV attends the New England Theatre Conference in Massachusetts (mid March).
  • UPTA - We attend the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions in Memphis (early Feb.)

Mainstage Auditions in Richmond, Virginia

Auditioning with Theatre IV on Tour

Theatre IV holds auditions for actors and singers to perform in our touring season for young audiences. For information about future auditions, please email Ford Flannagan at, or call (804) 783-1688 ext. 1120.

Each year Theatre IV presents more than 2,000 performances of Children's Classics (such as The Jungle Book, Stuart Little, Treasure Island, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Historical Dramas (such as Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, I Have A Dream, Buffalo Soldier, Amelia Earhart, Lewis and Clark), and Social Issue Plays (dealing with such topics as Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Child Abuse, Teen Pregnancy, Recycling, etc.).

Starting salaries for our touring actors are $370.00 per week (before taxes). Actors touring for Theatre IV work under non-A.E.A. contracts for periods ranging from 6 to 20 weeks. Theatre IV provides per diem and hotels/motels for overnight tours, and all actors are eligible for an end-of-tour bonus that amounts to $10.00 per performance week. Paid rehearsals begin in either September, January, or March in RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Theatre IV is an equal opportunity employer. All auditionees are asked to perform two short, contrasting monologues. Musical performers should also prepare two contrasting, 16-bar songs and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are held at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre at Virginia Rep Center, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23220.