Renaissance Festival Auditions

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Entertainment Auditions

SHAKOPEE, Minn., (March, 2017) – Calling all performers searching for their chance to shine in a world apart.  The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is pleased to announce auditions for the 2017 season.  The auditions will be held on the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds on April 15th, 22nd, & 29th from 10am-2pm. We will also be holding Junior auditions on May 6th from 10am-12pm.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Grounds
12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee, MN 55379

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival wants musicians, bands, performance ensembles, actors, dancers, singers, acrobats, stage combat aficionados, and unique characters, of all shapes and sizes, to showcase their special talents.  No experience is necessary, and no skill is too small.  Participants interested in becoming a costumed street performer/character will be interviewed, asked to do some cold reading and if accepted, will be invited to participate in the Renaissance training Academy.   The festival provides a character-building academy to help foster the skills, fortitude, and excitement that bring to life our unique craft of interactive street performance.

In the past several years, we have added unbelievable new acts:  escape artists, Shakespearian stage actors, fairies, mermaids, and a cavalcade of street characters.  Are you our next big thing?

Sign up for an audition time on our website.  Please bring your headshot and resume with you. For more information, email us at

Junior Audition Sign Up: 

Adult Auditions Sign Up: 

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival begins its 47th season on Saturday, August 19 and ends on October 1. It is open weekends, Labor Day and Festival Friday, September 29, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine. The Festival is located seven miles south of Shakopee on Hwy 169.

Visit or call (952) 445 7361 for more information.

Contact information

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Entertainment Department
Web site

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Monday, May 1
Posted April 10