Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment which features music, dance, song and/or drama. A Cabaret Artist is someone who creates a performance for an audience using one or several of these methods. The sky's the limit with a cabaret act. You can create a cabaret performance about absolutely anything.
There are no formal qualifications required to become a successful Cabaret Artist, however any formal qualifications in performing arts would benefit you and develop your skill set.
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A career in cabaret can begin at almost any level with or without a qualification or experience, however this would better your chances of being hired. You can first gain work in group acts and performances develop or create your own solo performance from that. The more performances you do and varied acts you have you will gain a name for yourself and be well known within the cabaret section of the creative industry. You could also be a tribute act or create your own character for a performance/act.
Payment varies depending on location and venue. Some performances are a set fee and some are relevant depending on how many people attend the event.
You can also search for performance roles using The Stage Jobs website here.
Published: 23 October 2019