Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will hold open auditions on Wednesday, January 24th seeking vocalists, dancers and costumed characters for our Food and Wine Festival, Summer Entertainment and current day shows. 

  • Please complete an online application at BuschGardensJobs.com prior to attending the audition. (Search for Entertainment positions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and complete an application for the appropriate role). 
  • If needed, callbacks will be held at a later date.
  • Please bring a current headshot and resume to the audition.
  • Please plan to arrive at call time to complete audition paperwork.  It is very important to be on time; late arrivals will not be permitted to audition.
  • If you would like to review and complete the audition release in advance, please click here.
  • If you are auditioning for multiple talents, please arrive at the time for your earliest talent.

Audition Call Times (Please click on link for more information on what to prepare):

8:30am Instrumentalists 

  • Audition will begin at 9:00am
  • Seeking Rhythm Section
  • Please provide your own instruments and drum sticks. Piano, Drum Kit and Amps will be provided. 

9:30am  Dancers

  • Audition will begin at 10:00am
  • Dancers will learn an intermediate to advanced dance combination. 

10:30am   Costumed Characters

  • Audition will begin at 11:00am
  • Seeking but not limited to height range from 4'9 - 5/2
  • Costumed Characters will be asked to learn a dance combination and participate in improvisational and athletic stamina exercises.

11:30am - Vocalists and Actors/Stilt Walkers

  • Audition will begin at 12:00pm
  • Vocalists - Please prepare one pop song and one doo wop song, you may be ask to only sing one.
  • MP3 or CD preferred but accompanist will be provided.
  • You may be asked to attend a movement call, please bring shoes you can move in. 
  • Actors/Stilt Walkers - Please prepare a one minute family friendly comedic monologue.


We are located on the south side of E. Bougainvillea Ave. Once you pull into the driveway, please park on your right in the Human Resources parking lot. Please wait outside the security station until the guard has advised you that you may proceed to the Entertainment building.

From I275 -- Exit onto Busch Blvd and head east on Busch Blvd. Turn left at the 30th Street light. Go through one light and make a right at the next light, E. Bougainvillea Ave. Turn right into the Employee Entrance.

From I75 -- Exit onto Fowler Ave/Hwy 582 and head west Fowler. Turn left at the McKinley Dr/N 40th Street light. Make a right at the first light, E. Bougainvillea Ave. Turn left into the Employee Entrance.