Date: 25th July - 6th August 2022

Location: Uppingham School, Uppingham, Leicester, LE15 9QE

Here’s how to get involved with Chicago 2022

Stage 1

To be considered you audition for the company first, you will be required to upload at least 1 video (as below) so please ensure you have this ready when you complete the form. Stage 1 Auditions are FREE. To complete your Stage 1 Audition click the button below:


This goes before our panel and you will be notified about the outcome.

Everyone gets feedback from those professionals.

If successful this allows access to our other workshops as well as access to the show auditions.

The show is then cast from successful people who express an interest in Chicago itself.

Stage 2

Next is the in person audition that will be held in locations around the country.

You will be informed of Dates and Times of these if successful at Round 1.

 These are held in a workshop format and will include an element of teaching from industry professionals.


A routine will be taught on the day as well as each dancer being given the opportunity to do a solo piece to show off your skills. You will be expected to be able to sing as well but we are looking for the very best dancers out there so it’s ok to have one discipline as a major strength. You will need to be in a traditional Chicago outfit for the auditions with black New Yorker heels or similar, boys a similar look is perfect with a smaller heel.

Stage 2 Auditions

Stage 1 Auditions

1 minute video in a Chicago style showing the panel your skills and ability.


You will need to submit a video of a piece of your choice and then a piece from Chicago via the online form

Stage 1 Auditions only


For some of the boys dance is not essential so a song of your choice plus a song from the character you would like to play.


Girls you will need to be a triple threat. The same applies though with the songs. We will see you at the dance audition session too.

Stage 2 Auditions

Stage 1 Auditions

A full song of your choice please ensure the video shows you in full length. Please remember that the standard of auditions will be very high and therefore acting through song is crucial to your audition video.


You will need to submit a CV of experience or a letter of why you are keen to be involved as a trainee technical team member for Chicago via the online form

Stage 1 Auditions only

More Information

If successful, there is a fee to take part. There are different fees for Performers and Musicians or Technicians. Musicians and Technicians are a reduced rate due to only arriving on the Sunday of Week 1. 


For 2022 the fees are:

Performer – £1450 

Musician or Technician - £650

The fee covers everything from arrival to departure including

  • Accommodation – a single room in a same sex block

  • Tuition from Matthew Stevens, and his creative team

  • 24-hour full pastoral care

  • Costumes for the show

  • A full theatre including professional sound and lighting design and technical staff 

  • Tickets and transport to see a professional production one evening during your summer school

  • Free time on site to use the onsite facilities, including an indoor swimming pool.


We offer a flexible payment plan with payment in stages upon successful audition. 

This year's summer residential full scale production will take place at Uppingham Private School, Rutland between 25th July 2022 and 6th August 2022.

Due to licence restrictions all participants for CHICAGO 2022 must be under 19 years of age on 6th August 2022.


In addition to this we have a Bursary and Scholarship scheme. 

If you would like to be considered for this scheme and receive more information, please tick the box on your application form. 

Lots of luck at your audition from us all at UKYMT