Acting Roles

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 The Gauntlet, Lock Down, Infirmary, The Experiment, Night Watch, Detritus, 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.


2013 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 1
  • Wednesday, August 7
  • Friday, August 9
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Tuesday, August 20
  • Thursday, September 12
  • Monday, October 14


Please note: The acting audition originally scheduled for Monday, September 30 has been cancelled. The next audition will be held Monday, October 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please bring your Acting Role Application completely filled out. Applicants with special talents (stilt walking, superhuman tricks, the ability to make strange noises, 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