BUSKERS are being asked to swap the streets for the theatre.

Theatre Royal Brighton are seeking musical street performers to play in the bars of the Theatre during the run of Once the musical in April.

To enter the competition, video yourself busking a song from the musical Once and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

A spokesman for the Theatre Royal said: “Don’t forget to tag us in your post and use the hashtag #BuskOnceBrighton.

“The video can take place anywhere, from the streets of Brighton to your own bedroom.”

Three buskers – either soloists or bands – will be selected to entertain audiences during the run from April 20 to 25.

The closing date for the competition is Friday, April 3.

The spokesman added; “Once tells the uplifting yet yearning story of two lost souls - a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician.

“Celebrated for its original score including the Academy Award winning song Falling Slowly, Once is a spellbinding musical filled with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels.

“It embarks on its first major UK tour.”

after acclaimed runs on Broadway and in the West End, and having won awards across the world including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony Awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.