Big Brother 11 audition and casting dates have begun to slowly trickle out. I really would have expected more details by now, but we will take what we can get. I will continue to keep this post updated as more audition locations are confirmed for BB11 casting events. Meanwhile, check out our Big Brother forum.
Important: You MUST bring to casting events: 1) a completed application 2) a photocopy of a valid ID.
Update: Robyn Kass with Mike Boogie and Brian Hart were on CBS “The Early Show” recently to discuss the upcoming casting events for Big Brother 11. You can watch the video here and you’ll want to because Julie just revealed a lower than usual number of Houseguests for the season. Check out the first BB11 casting event pic captured by Kassting Inc. on March 28th in LA.
Update 2: Just when I thought the casting dates were finished, we get 3 more!
Updated 4-23-2009 with latest casting locations, ordered by date.
Big Brother 11 Audition and Casting dates and locations:
- Virginia – Fri, May 1st 5PM to 9PM at Tiki Bob’s Cantina, 110 N 18th St. Richmond, VA
- Kansas – Fri, May 1st 4PM to 8PM at Fuel, 7300 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS
- Washington – Sat, May 2nd 4PM to 8PM at Fuel Sports Eats & Beats, 164 S. Washington St. Seattle, WA
Expired Big Brother 11 Audition and Casting dates and locations:
- California – Sat, March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California: 11am – 4pm at Exclusive Casting Studios, 7700 W. Sunset Blvd. LA 90046
- Michigan – Wed, April 1st from 5 to 8PM at Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912
- South Carolina – Wed, April 1st from 5 to 8PM at Spud’s Waterfront, 4123 U.S. 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC. 29576
- Louisiana – Thurs, April 2nd from 7 to 10PM at Republic, 828 South Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130
- Florida – Sat, April 4th 11AM to 1PM at Bealls Department Store, 8396 Merchants Wy. Jacksonville, FL
- Illinois – Sat, April 4th 11AM to 5PM at Rock Bottom Restaurant, 1 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
- Iowa – Sat, April 4th 10AM to 2PM at The W Sports and Wellness Center, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA 50677
- Massachusetts – Sat, April 4th 11AM to 3PM at The Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
- Tennessee – Sat, April 4th 4 to 8PM at McFadden’s, 134 Second Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37201
- Georgia – Sat, April 4th 12 to 6PM at Rock Bottom Restaurant, 3242 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30305
- Mississippi – Sat, April 4th 1 to 4PM at Antonelli College, 2323 Lakeland Dr, Flowood, MS 39232
- North Carolina – Sat, April 4th 10AM to 12PM at Carolina Kia Hyundai, 2445 N. Main St, High Point, NC 27262
- Louisiana – Sat, April 4th 12 to 4PM at Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70119
- New York – Sun, April 5th 12PM till closing at Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd St. 3rd Fl. Suite 301, New York, NY
- Kentucky – Sun, April 5th 1 to 4PM at Primetime Lounge, 104 W. Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
- Illinois – Tues, April 7th 4 to 7PM at LifeStyles Furniture, 3735 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL
- Illinois – Thurs, April 9th 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Shooters North, 7742 Forest Hills Rd, Loves Park, IL
- Texas – Thurs, April 9th 2 to 8PM at Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606
- Pennsylvania – Fri, April 10th, 12PM to 3PM at CBS 3 Studios, 1555 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, PA 19130
- North Carolina – Sat, April 11th, 5PM to 9PM at Cans Bar and Canteen, 500 W 5th St, Charlotte, NBC 28202
- Ohio – Sat, April 11th, 11AM to 5PM at Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, 1421 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
- Florida – Sat, April 11th, 12 to 6PM at Beef O Bradys, Tampa, FL 33615
- Arizona – Sat, April 11th, 2 to 6PM at Dos Gringos Chandler Mexigrill, 1361 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
- Texas – Sat, April 11th, 5 to 9PM at Aces Lounge, 222 East 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
- North Carolina – Tues, April 14th, 2 to 7PM at Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant, 1610 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403
- Nevada – Sat, April 18th, 1 to 4PM at Chapman Chrysler Jeep, 930 Auto Show Dr., Henderson, NV 89104
- Nevada – Sat, April 18th, 1 to 4PM at Chapman Dodge, 3175 East Sahara, Henderson, NV 89104
- Michigan – Mon, April 20th, 3-7PM at Cauley Chevrolet, 7020 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
If you hear of any other dates please let us know in the comments below or contact me directly and I will post the info here.
Be sure to download the Big Brother 11 application and review the BB11 eligibility rules as well.
will there be a chat room and where will it be? thanks Brian D.
@Brian: Yes, we’ve got a chat room here:
But don’t miss our Big Brother forum as well:
It’s open and ready for registrations (lots of readers already in there).
SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
BEALLS DEPARTMENT STORE
8396 MERCHANTS WAY, JACKSONVILLE
Thanks, ANON. I’ve posted the details up above.
Does anyone know when the Texas auditions are?
@DeAnn: I haven’t seen anything listed for the Texas area yet, but there’s still plenty of time and I’ll be sure to post it here on the site as soon as I hear about it.
Will there be any auditions in Alaska this year, like in BB 8? Sure hope so.
Thanks Matt! I will keep checking back!
@DeAnn: Here is the first Texas casting event I’ve seen listed:
Aces Lounge Saturday April 11th from 5pm to 9pm 222 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701
:-( Biog Brother needs to get more exiting The first few were really great the last BB was Boring . Make it spark again have a big twist or someones x again that was great Hoe you read theese. buh byeeeeeeeee
Yea Texas Finally!! I am so excited! I will be there! And thanks so much for keeping me updated Matt. I look forward to hanging out with you and new friends during the BB 11 season. Have a great day
You’re very welcome, DeAnn. Be sure to check out the forum too. There are lots of us in there already talking about the upcoming season and auditions.
@DeAnn: another Texas event has been listed:
Texas – Thurs, April 9th 2 to 8PM at Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606
I really cant thank you enough for the update on the new Texas event. It sure would be great if a DFW audition would show up too. That would be so much closer! lol However, I will go wherever I can go within reason. I havent been to the forum yet but I intend on going there now. I have been on several pages like yours during the past BB seasons and I must say that you top them all. Thanks again!
Well thanks, DeAnn. That’s very kind of you.
Best of luck w/ the auditions!
can you go to more than one casting
Sure, you could go to more than one, but there’s no reason for you to do that. Once you get in your application/tape they’ll take a look and let you know if they want a follow-up.
Don’t know if there are any Quad Cities folks here. We had a walk through by our local CBS station on Wednesday for where they are setting up their camera and lights. Guess we’re moving our showroom around to better accommodate the CBS crew. Here’s the local commercial that’s been running: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvvDIOyoS-E
Extended California Casting Sun. April 12, 2009 2pm to 6pm Hollywood, CA. Call for Info. (310) 420.1278
Hi, I auditioned for BB11 in Abilene, TX. Do you know how long it will be before they let you know if they are interested or not? Thanks!
Oh I have another question. A lot of the auditions that I read from other people said they actually got to see a producer and they were put with a couple other people to see how they acted together. All they told me was to get in front of the camera and talk for 2 minutes about myself. I was the first one to audition does that make a difference? I would of liked auditioning with other people better..
Can you mail in more pictures even after you have already sent in everything else? Thanks!
@Tiffany: If you went to the casting event, made your video submission, and turned in your completed application then all you need to do now is take a deep breath, cross your fingers, and wait for a call. They’ll call you when they’re ready if you’re moving on in the casting process.
Thanks Matt! I appreciate it. I really hope to get on the show! At least get a second audition that would be great! Then they couldn’t say no. HAha :)
Does anybody know where to watch the old House Calls? I have written CBS many times and can’t get an answer. It is not on the website that it says it is on. Any answers. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
Hey, has anyone heard back from big brother yet? Have they satrted calling people yet? I assume I didn’t make it. :(
@Tiffany: The deadline application isn’t until May 4th. Casting may be waiting until after that date to make their contact decisions.
Okay. I didn’t know that. Well guess there is still hope then. :0) Thanks Matt!!
Hi Everbody, I still hoping fo a phone call I hope they like my video because I went out and brought a new program to make movies. Well good luck.
hello! everyone at BB11 waiting on a call,can”t wait 2 get in the house. so i can do what it take 2 stay in the house for 90days i will stay all the way. so pick me pick me.
If the latest casting calls are called in a region does that mean they didnt find who they wanted in the region in the previous casting calls and videos that were sent in…from that region?
@N: I doubt that’s the case. I’d imagine it’s more likely they’re being thoroughly. I can’t imagine they’d lock down the HG list before the application due date.
I say the same thing they will go over everbody tapes and application by the due date May 4,2009. I think out of all the people who went to casting and turned in videoes they found people they need from different regions. Threy have a lot to choice from and I also herd they are only picking out ten people for housegust
That was a great post…I love this site…Thanks
Well I guess we never know how they pick the people I wonder if it done all the casting well all I know I was not picked and we do not know if all videos are watched. Wellall you fans enjoy Big Brother
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hi matt. what is the youngest age that you can go on big brother?
please replyyy… xx
seeing as its the last big brother
i would love to go on
and it would be a dream of a lifetime
to go into the house
i think it would boost my confidence up
so much because im so shy
please i want to know
im 14 years old
can i get the big brother experience?
am i to young to go in ?
is there any auditions in england? :S
Im in Toronto Canada! Can I still audition for BB12….and when (well, aorund when) does that usually happen! Thanks!
Of course like everyone else, I would love to be on BB12. But I need to know if and where there will be any casing calls within 100 miles of Beaumont Tx
Well casting call for BB12 would depend on the date of a new show if they panning a winter show that is what I hoping for and what kind of people they are looking for. I wondering if you can be over weight. Does any body know if there is a certain weight because I never seen an over weight person.If Big Brother reads this I have an idea have heavy and skinny people who can win Full Size or Scrawny
i hope that LOADS of people watch BB11,, so there will be a BB12… i want to audition :D
i love big brother house
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HEY I WAS JUST WONDERING IF IN ORDER TO BE ON BIG BROTHER WOULD YOU HAVE TO BE SKINNY, I HAVEN’T SEEN A GIRL ON THERE THAT WASNT? I APPLIED TO BE ON BIG BROTHER AND I MEAN I WEIGH ABOUT 170 IM 5’9 AND REALLY WOULD NEVER WEAR A BIKINI WOULD THAT AFFECT MY CHANCES BEING ON THE SHOW IAM GORGOUS,
I would not worry about weight one thing you are 5’9 you are tall so it does not show (that much) I think as long as we can do Physical, mental part in the house then go for it. I am over weight I have tried for a couple of years I will be trying again the one problem I don’t think in 2 minutes you can see your personality because you stand in front of 2 people talking about yourself. For me is not showing all of my personality with other people. So this year I going to open up more and hope they see that I have what it takes to be a house guest. Well good luck!!!!! Feel free to reply back anytime
Ive tried numerous times 2 fill in apllication form …no luck..Yesterday so in the Star that it had crashed due 2 2 many applications ..WHAT A LETDOWN