Auditions, How much and how far.

  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Just as a little mathematical exercise, would some of you write down the cost of you last auditon travel expenses, petrol, rail fare etc and how far the return journey was?

    aftr a week or so I'll get my calculator out and we can find out what the average cost and distance is?

    For example I had a round trip of two 114 miles, went on the train, cos there was a lot of lines to learn and spent 36.50 on rail fare.

    So distance 228

    cost 36.50

    mode of transport, train.

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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    Very good Nigel , and yes trains can be cheaper as I have found out ,but depends what time the audition is as sometimes before and after certain times it get get costly .

    Peak times etc.......

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Thirsk to London. 2 hours 25 mins times two (return trip) cost £138 plus underground fares £5.60

    Total spent £143.60.

    Set off 9am from home. Returned home at 5pm.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    My house to Birmingham city centre on bus .2 hours (return trip 30 miles) cost £2.50 rtn

    Set off 1030 from home.Returned home 3pm.

    If I did it by train it would of cost £5 rtn .

    • 17th Jan 2009
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    £10 return on cab to my nearest station

    £16 rail fare into London

    1 and a half hour journey

    • 17th Jan 2009
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    2 AUDITIONS IN SOHO LAST WEEK, EACH ONE WAS £13.95 RETURN BRIGHTON TO VICTORIA [WALK 2 MILES FROM STN TO SOHO] . EVEN THOUGH I HAVE HAD A FAIR BIT OF WELL PAID WORK THIS YEAR MY END OF YEAR ACCOUNTS WILL SHOW A LOSS!!AIDAN

    • 17th Jan 2009
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    ps 100 mile round trip london to brighton. aidan

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  • Hugh Osborne

    Actor

    Don't forget, though, that a)if you can drive, or b) you can get a cheap railway ticket, it may work out substantially in your favour if you instead claim mileage on your tax return at 40p a mile.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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    Last audition was in Leeds. I travelled from home. Set off in my car at 0530 to get there in time.

    Journey in miles:250 round trip

    Cost: filled car up half way, cost 35 quid plus 7:00 parking in Leeds

    Journey time: 4 hours there, 4 hours back.

    8 hours on the road for a 30min audition!

    I wouldn't do it if I didn't love it tho :)

    Andie xx

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    So far so good, thanks to everyone who's taken part, Ayse I've put you down as Hertford, if you would like to make it more accurate that's fine but if you live in Hertfordshire it seemed like a good place to calculate your milage from.

    Anybody new coming in please make it your LAST audition, whether it was a huge distance or a short distnce doesn't matter but just your LAST audition as a random sample to keep the figures close to a realistic result.

    Even now the rough average distance is 194 miles round trip and the cost is 46 pound per audition.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Peter Halpin

    Actor

    Journey - from Streatham Hill to Paddington & back. (All done on Oyster card.)

    Bus to tube, 90p; tube around town £4; bus back home, 90p. Total cost = £5.80

    (Got the job too, so worth every penny!)

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Maggie Turner

    Actor

    Re mileage allowance; although the per mile allowable against tax is 40p, I have always understood that for some reason it was actually only 21.5p for actors! It seems strange, I know, but I think that is the industry accepted amount agreed with Equity.

    Maybe someone can clear this one up?

    As far as my most recent audition this year is concerned:

    Buckinghamshire to north London and back: 45 minutes each way, offpeak tube fare with Senior Railcard discount £3.40.

    Maggie

    PS Next one is in Brighton so not so cheap or quick!

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    I've just chatted to my other half, who is a qualified accountant ACCA MAAT(handy eh!)

    and the standard is 40p per mile up to 10,000 miles after which it falls to 25 pence per mile, so that perhaps is where the smaller sum comes from. By the sounds of it we can easily go over 10,000 but we can still claim for the first 10k at 40p There should be no reason why any individual profession should suffer.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    I'm in Glasgow, last audition was in Edinburgh. Train fare £18.60 (discounted) return. Travel time, 1 hr each way. Taxi £8 x 2 total £16. Two audition sessions of 40 mins each. Total time away from home, 6 hours, total cost £34.60. 46 miles each way on train, 3 miles each way taxi. Hope that's everything you wanted!

    This was a relatively easy one, my trips to London usually include airfares and all sorts of complications.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    LOndon to Lincoln.

    Round trip 284 miles, left home 8am back to London 5pm

    Tube £5.00

    Train £145!!!

    approximate cost of petrol would have been £36,(plus parking say £5) but late finish night before meant lines to learn nad too tired to drive long distance.

    Would estimate well into my first 10k.

    • 17th Jan 2009
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  • Maggie Turner

    Actor

    Nigel : thank you so much for that clarification re mileage allowance. *What* a useful other half indeed - especially with 31 Jan looming!

    Maggie

    • 18th Jan 2009
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  • Torya Winters

    Actor

    My last audition was in Aberdeen, I live 30 miles outside Glasgow, so the train journey takes exactly 2 hours. Think it's about 120 miles.

    The ticket cost £20 return with my railcard, audition lasted half an hour, and I got the job, so it was worth it!

    • 18th Jan 2009
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  • Christine Hounslow

    Actor

    last audition in London - walked to station - return rail fare Brighton to London £21.70 including tube. So - 100 miles cost £21.70 left home 1.45p.m. returned home 7.15 p.m. (5.5 hours)

    • 19th Jan 2009
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    Last audition was four quid on the tube, as are all of them.That's the benefit of living in London, but those savings are swallowed up by the cost of living here.

    • 19th Jan 2009
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    Manchester, M5 area, drove to Liverpool (Formby) took 1hr 40mins drive time. not sure exactly how much deisel used but approx £10-15? x

    • 19th Jan 2009
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