Signups for the 2024 All City Auditions are now OPEN!

The All City Auditions are a yearly event hosted by the San Diego Performing Arts League where local talent has the opportunity to audition for a panel of numerous casting directors, talent agents, and other performing arts professionals from across the Southern California region.

All participants in the 2024 All Cities must be members of SDPAL Cast & CrewTo join, or re-join Cast & Crew, click here. Once you become a member, you will receive an email from [email protected] with further instructions. Student memberships are available for ages 9-17. Participation in All City Auditions is available for student members beginning at age 9.

What Can I Do at the All City Auditions?

The All Cities are meant to help you showcase your best skills as a performer. This includes: monologues, singing, dancing, or performing a 2-person scene. You have a total audition time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Be sure to select your performance intentions when requesting a time slot.


Important Dates & Information

Monday, June 24, 2024: Deadline for All City Auditions Talent to request an audition slot.
In order to facilitate an organized day and make the best use of auditor’s time, all talent audition requests* must be received by Monday, June 24.

*Please note that the All City Auditions will be limited to 100 auditioners, with a maximum of 24 spots for student members – so it is recommended that you sign up early to ensure getting a spot.

**Slots for student members at the 2024 All City Auditions are currently FULL. A waitlist is forming. Please email [email protected] if you would like to place your name on the waitlist. If a slot becomes available, you may join Cast & Crew at that time, or join now to take advantage of other membership benefits! 


Tuesday, July 2, 2024: Audition Appointments Finalized & Sent to Talent

If selected for an audition at the 2024 All Cities, you will be notified of your time slot by Tuesday, July 2.

If you have not received your time slot by July 8, please email [email protected]

On Zoom: Pre-All Cities Informational Session

Date TBA Join SDPAL casting experts for a 45-minute informational session on what the expect and how best to prepare for the 2024 All City Auditions. All participants are highly encouraged to attend. More information will be available soon.


What to Do After Receiving Your Audition Information

  • Immediately after receiving your audition time slot, be sure to login to the SDPAL portal and update your profile (headshots, resume, key information).
  • If you are NOT able to make your assigned time slot, please email [email protected] ASAP and we will do our best to reschedule you.


Requesting a Scholarship

If you would like to join Cast & Crew and participate in the 2024 All City Auditions, but are experiencing financial obstacles that prevent you from participating, we have scholarship options available for membership. If you would like to request a scholarship, email [email protected] with a statement about how participating would enable you to contribute to Cast & Crew and the performing arts community. We are looking for how the membership could make a difference for you going forward, what you are hoping to gain or what the opportunity means to you (not necessarily the financial benefit of receiving support).


Prepping for Your Audition

  • Practice your materials!
  • If you are singing, please prepare your sheet music and make clear notes for the accompanist.
  • Your audition time must not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Practice your materials to ensure you are well-within the time limit (including your slate!) Due to time constraints, we will be stopping auditions after 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

On the Day of the Audition

On the day of the All City Auditions – please arrive at New Village Arts at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

You will be “checked in” by our volunteer audition monitor, and they will let you know when you are “on deck” for your audition.

When it is your turn to audition, deliver your sheet music to the accompanist (if singing), and walk to the “X” in the center of the stage.

Wait a few seconds and introduce yourself – a simple, “Hello, my name is ___” is great.

At the end of your audition program, you can simply nod your head to the auditors, or you may wish to say something like “Thank you” or “Have a wonderful day.” Your audition is over when you complete your performance pieces, or at the end of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, whichever comes first.

That’s it! Enjoy the rest of your day and feel proud of what you brought to the room.


The All City Auditions are open only to individual SDPAL Cast & Crew Members. You must be a registered member of C&C in order to participate in All Cities.

In addition to an All Cities invitation, C&C members receive:

  • access to the private Cast & Crew Resource Page
  • invitation to free, private professional development workshops, held quarterly
  • listing in the SDPAL Performing Arts Directory

To join SDPAL Cast & Crew, or to renew a previous membership, please click here or use the button below.

Once you become a new member, you will receive an email from [email protected] with further instructions to enroll. Please remember to sign up for a “Full” or “Student” membership to participate.