The X Factor 2011: Live audition show dates and tickets!

The X Factor

How would you like to join the brand new X Factor 2011 panel in having your say on this year's X Factor 2011 hopefuls? Well now you can, as the first set of live X Factor 2011 auditions dates have been released. Read for all the info on how you can apply for X Factor 2011 tickets!

Auditions in front of the judging panel, which has yet to be confirmed, will take place in Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Manchester and, for the first time in X Factor history, Liverpool.

The current list of auditions are as follows:

  • Manchester- EventCity - 18 May CANCELLED
  • Manchester- EventCity - 19 May CANCELLED
  • Manchester- EventCity - 20 May CANCELLED
  • Birmingham – NEC - June 1
  • Birmingham – NEC - June 2
  • Glasgow – SEC - June 6
  • Manchester- EventCity - 12 June
  • Manchester- EventCity - 13 June
  • Manchester- EventCity - 14 June
  • Cardiff – CIA - June 29
  • London - O2 Arena – July 6
  • London - O2 Arena – July 7
  • London - O2 Arena – July 8
  • Liverpool - Echo Arena - July 13
  • Liverpool - Echo Arena - July 14


Full details about obtaining tickets to watch the auditions can be found on the Applause Store website. Note that at the time of writing tickets are only available to members on the waiting list and Priority club members. Tickets will be available to the general public in due course.

Be warned that most tickets will not guarantee entry and with more tickets than seats given out, be prepared to start queuing a lot earlier than the timings above!

Auditionees: These auditions are invite only, if you have made it through the pre-auditions earlier this year or applied online, expect a call from one of the show's producers or researchers in due course if you have been successful. Unfortunately if you are not contacted before the date of the audition for your chosen venue, you have been unsuccessful this year. Note that as online auditions close the day before the live auditions start, you will be contacted in very short notice.

Correction:An earlier version of this article listed the dates of the Liverpool auditions as on June 13 and 14. This was incorrect. The correct dates for the Liverpool auditions are July 13 and 14.

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