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Acting Roles

Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW) is one of the top ranked haunted houses in the nation, so, of course, we want top notch actors entertaining our visitors!

Actors, actresses, and dancers work in and around the six haunted attractions that comprise TBTW. The acting departments include Lock Down, Machine Shop, Blood Yard, Infirmary, Quarantine: 4D, Break Out, The Zombie SWAT Dance Team, The Speakeasy, Bloodline, Roamers, Line Beasts, and the Street Team that entertains visitors outside penitentiary walls before they enter the property.

Interested actors, actresses, and dancers must attend a group audition where they’ll get a chance to show off their scaring skills! No experience required; however, acting and dancing roles require a very high level of energy, stamina, and positive attitude.

Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-considered basis – meaning that you have a better chance getting a role by attending an earlier audition/interview. Auditions and interviews run RAIN OR SHINE.

2019 Acting Role Auditions
All auditions are held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Eastern State Penitentiary, unless otherwise noted below. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Saturday, July 27 (7:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Saturday, August 3
  • Thursday, August 8
  • Sunday, August 11
  • Thursday, August 22
  • Wednesday, August 28

Please bring your Acting Role Application completely filled out. Applicants with special talents (stilt walking, superhuman tricks, break dancing, the ability to make strange noises, willingness to change your appearance, immersive theater experience, etc.) should inform hiring managers of those particular talents at the audition session. Positions will open up periodically throughout the season; check back for additional audition dates.

No phone calls please.