What to Know Before Scheduling Your Child’s First Audition

January 31, 2022
Child’s First Audition

Child actors need to know what to expect when they are going through an audition process and how to prepare for it.

Before your child starts their first audition, you should make sure that they know what to expect. They should also prepare themselves for the audition process by being proactive, knowing the basics of acting, and having a positive attitude.

A lot of parents worry about their children becoming too nervous during auditions and this can lead them to be unprepared for the process. A good way to avoid this is by talking with your child about how they can approach the auditioning process in a healthy way and have a positive attitude.

Here are some things to know before scheduling your child’s first audition.


Age requirements for auditioning vary from one industry to the next. The process of determining if a child actor is eligible for an audition is different for each industry.

In some industries, a child actor must be at least 12 years old to audition. In other industries, a child actor must be at least 18 years old to audition. There are also some industries that have no age requirement for children to audition; they just need parental permission first and then make sure the child has all the necessary skills needed for the role.

Speak with the agent or casting director to determine what the age requirements are for the particular role your child would like to audition for.


It is not enough to have a child who has the right physical attributes for acting. They also need to have the right personality traits.

One way that parents can decide if their child has the right personality for acting is by looking at their natural inclination towards art and creativity. If they are more drawn towards drawing, painting, or creating, they might be a good candidate for acting.

If your child likes to perform in front of people, then they might be a good candidate for acting as well. This can help them develop public speaking skills which are essential in any profession related to acting or public speaking.

Level of Experience

Kid actors are often seen as the most talented and promising performers in the entertainment industry. But how do you know if your child has enough experience for a particular acting role?

There are some ways you can use to determine if your child is ready for a certain role. You can look at their current acting experience or their age. You could also ask them what they want to do when they grow up, and find out if that would be an appropriate role for them.

Skills Needed

The role of an actor is to portray the character in a film or TV show. It can be challenging for a child to act out a role that they have never seen before.

This means that actors need to have certain skill sets in order for them to be able to perform the role well. They need to have the ability to memorize lines, express emotions and make it look like they are actually living the life of their character.

The skills needed by child actors are very different from that needed by adult actors, so it’s important for children and parents alike to know what skills are necessary when deciding on whether or not their child should pursue this career path.

Are They Prepared?

A child actor has to prepare for an audition by researching the character they are going to play, the studio, and the director. This can be overwhelming so it is important to know what to expect before scheduling your child’s first audition.