Acting Roles

<em>Terror Behind the Walls</em> Acting RolesTerror Behind the Walls is one of the top ranked haunted houses in the nation, so, of course, we want top notch actors entertaining our visitors!

Actors and actresses work within the seven haunted attractions that comprise TBTW, including Lock Down, Infirmary, Machine Shop, Detritus, two BRAND-NEW attractions for 2015, and the Street Team that entertains visitors outside penitentiary walls before they enter the property.


Interested actors and actresses must attend a group audition where they’ll get a chance to show off their scaring skills! No experience required; however, acting 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.

2015 Acting Role Auditions
All auditions are held at Eastern State Penitentiary. You do not need to make an appointment. Audition sessions will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following nights:

  • Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Friday, August 14, 2015
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • ADDED! Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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.

Note: The above information pertains to those interested in acting roles ONLY. For information about other positions available with Terror Behind the Walls, please visit