Perform at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony!

Calling all musicians, dancers, and performers, this is your chance to star in the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games!

Volunteer performers will be at the heart of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, so the search is on to find the volunteer cast and choir that will bring the ceremonies to life. The Games are also on the hunt for athlete hosts who will welcome the world-class athletes into the ceremonies.

You will be working with some of the West Midlands finest talent, including theatre director Iqbal Khan, award-winning writer Maeve Clarke, rapper Joshua 'RTKal' Holness, and Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight. This is a game-changing chance to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity!


Who are Birmingham 2022 looking for?

  • People who can move to a beat to join the volunteer cast and will be in much of the show.
  • People with skills in amateur circus, dance, ballet, or parkour.
  • Welcoming and friendly people to act as Athletes Hosts will welcome the athletes in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
  • Established choirs that can merge to form a once in a lifetime mass choir.

Applicants must participate in a movement and dance-based audition that will take place in Birmingham between 1 March and 13 March 2022. Additionally, applicants must commit to regular rehearsal sessions beginning in May 2022, running up to each Ceremony.

Choirs must have previous singing and performing experience, learn show material from March, and commit to regular rehearsal sessions beginning in July 2022, running up to each Ceremony.

Athletes Hosts will be required to attend three rehearsals in July before the Opening Ceremony and one before the Closing Ceremony in August. Interviews will take place between 1 March and 13 March 2022. 


Find out more

Have you got what it takes? Find out more and register your interest by completing an online application form. The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Monday 7 February 2022.

Find out more and apply now!


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