Rogue Elf Wanted

Sep 27 2019 | By More

Professional dates at Dirlton Walled Garden

Events company Rogue Village has put out an open call for an Elf to perform at its new theatrical Santa experience at Archerfield Walled Garden over Christmas 2019.

The garden is on the Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5HQ. The professional contract will attract a fee of £1,800, for 12 dates between Friday 6 and Monday 23 December 2019. Audition application closing date is Friday 11 October for auditions on Thursday 24 October.

Artists design for Santa Grotto building. Pic: Rogue Village

Rogue Village says that the experience will see children entering Santa’s log cabin and sorting office accompanied by their parent or responsible adult. The sorting office will feature maps, letters, Santa’s working and so on.

The Elf will welcome the group and let them know what they are stepping into before introducing Santa who will tell a short story. The children will then be given their present.

The company adds: “We aim to create an experience that pays attention to detail in its set design as well an experience that adults will enjoy as much as children. Ultimately, we seek to position our Santa experience as the most special in Scotland.

“We are looking for the perfect elf to work alongside Santa. The actor/actress must have a natural warmth, be great with children, strong character work ability and endurance!

family friendly

“We want every child to get the same level of experience. We are open to applications from conventional to the more unconventional or comedic elves but must remain family friendly.”

The contract will take place at Archerfield Walled Garden in East Lothian and the Elf will be expected to make their own way to and from the venue throughout the contract.


Application Closing Date: Friday 11 October 2019
Audition Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Job Location: Archerfield Walled Garden, Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5HQ (See website here for location/travel)
Contract Dates: 6,7,8,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22 & 23rd December (12 days)
Timings: 10am – 6pm (half hr slots), 2 x 30 mins breaks (12.30pm & 3pm)
Fee: £1800 (inclusive of rehearsal and travel expenses)
Other: 1 x meal on site per day

To apply, send CV with headshots/performance shots and a short video message (phone recording fine and no longer than 1 minute) explaining why you should be the Elf, to by Friday 11 October 2019.

For further questions email:


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