Actor Jam is the Midland's biggest and best actor showcase. Audition now and put your talent in the spotlight!


Over the years, our 'Jams' have seen packed out crowds, with a judging panel of producers, directors, agents and industry professionals, the selected actors are in with a chance of gaining some fantastic exposure and brilliant networking opportunities... Plus it's free!


Organised by The Actors Workshop and Nexus Cast & Crew Network, performers are invited to audition for a coveted spot as a cast member via self-tape and actors can choose to perform either an individual monologues or multiple-actor scenes or sketches. 

The event culminates with our industry panel awarding a 'best performance' as well as an audience award for their 'favourite act'.

Previous cast members who have gone on to work in TV & Film include; Owen Warner (Hollyoaks / Channel 4), Steph Lacey (Stay Close / Netflix) and Tom Hendryx (Ted Lasso / Apple TV).

This years industry panel includes:

Rowan Scarborough-Smith, Agent - Ashrow Talent Management

Jack Delaney, Director/Producer - Simply Thrilled

More to be announced...

Selected actors will be invited to perform their audition entries at our event in front of a live audience and industry panel. Please make sure you are available for the performance date below before submitting your audition.

To audition for the 2021 Actor Jam:

Please submit a self tape of a monologue (2 mins max) or scene/sketch with multiple actors (4 mins max).

Audition Deadline: 4th November 2021

Shortlist Announced: 8th November 2021

Showcase Date: 7pm 18th November 2021 at Antenna, Beck Street Nottingham NG11EQ

Upload your self tape to an unlisted page on YouTube. Then share the link and complete the application form. Click this link and follow the instructions. 

Video: Actors Jam and now Hollyoaks star Owen Warner 2018 entry.


Image: Monologue Jam actors 2018 assemble with host Tim Bryn Smith and Nexus organiser Emmeline Hartley.


Video: Actors Jam 2019 winning entry by CC Anderson.


Video: 'Wonder Woman' performed by Katie McMillan & Becki Lloyd