Be the VOICE of Stratford!

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Are you our next Romeo, Juliet or Narrator?

Stratford District Council and the Stratford Business Association are looking for young people aged 13 years and over to audition to be the new voices of Stratford’s daily Glockenspiel performance. 

Stratford District Council’s Director Community Services Kate Whareaitu said, “The Stratford Glockenspiel is an icon within our district, watched and listened to daily by tourists and locals alike.”

“We are aware the sound quality of the Glockenspiel has deteriorated over time and Council is working with the Stratford Business Association to refresh the recordings. This is just one step in our longer term project to make improvements to Broadway and Prospero Place,” said Ms Whareaitu.  

Stratford Business Association Chairperson Ash Rowland said, “This is a great opportunity to ensure the Glockenspiel can be enjoyed for years to come and visitors to Stratford’s town centre have a great experience.”

The new recordings will be done in both English and te reo Māori. Ms Whareaitu said you can audition for either or both languages. “You don’t have to be fluent in te reo Māori, but being able to read and speak it well is beneficial,” she said.  

For more details you can contact Samara Preston, Community Development Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or CLICK HERE to register. 

Make your voice heard and register for auditions by 4.30pm Wednesday 14 August 2019.