Aspiring performers have the unique opportunity to become a Butlin’s Redcoat around various venues in England, including Bognor.

The seaside resort chain will be hosting a number of open auditions over the course of November 2023.

Successful applicants will join the brand-new Butlin’s Redcoats Academy, an all-encompassing training scheme comprising vocal performance, dance, DJing and street theatre

The open invite comes after former Redcoat and TV star Stephen Mulhern unveiled a new Butlin's Redcoats uniform for 2024.

Where will the Butlin's Redcoats auditions be taking place?

The following venues will be hosting open auditions on the following days:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY – Monday, November 13
  • Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PE – Tuesday, November 14
  • Ibis Birmingham New Street Station, 21 Ladywell Walk, Birmingham, B5 4ST – Wednesday, November 15
  • Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, London W1D 6AS – Thursday, November 16

In terms of what performers will need to do Butlin's said: "Yes, if you have a talent or skill you wish for us to see, then please prepare a minute piece that you can share with our panel. Any entertaining presentation is welcome, it could be a song, a dance, or some comedy!"

Registrations open at 10am and close at 11am on all the days, and attendees should be prepared to stay all day.

Mike Godolphin, Entertainment Director at Butlin’s, said: "We’re incredibly proud of our history here at Butlin’s and know that our Redcoats are an iconic part of our brand identity.

"As the Home of Entertainment, we’re delighted to be launching both a new uniform and our Redcoats Academy.

"We know just how fun and rewarding being a Redcoat is and want to ensure we’re equipping our wonderful new recruits with the skills and experience they need to get the most from the role.

"The all-encompassing training programme is a one-of-a-kind experience that we’re thrilled to be able to offer."