We are a co-operative agency which means we work as agents for each other.
Being part of a co-op puts you in the driving seat and gives you a great insight into how the industry works from an agent's point of view. You are also part of a community of actors who understand exactly what it is like and who support each other, not only in getting work, but professionally and emotionally. It is a rewarding but significant commitment which is why we've put this page together to give you information as to what it means to be a member of Stage Centre Management.
If you want to join us please read on and follow the application process detailed below.
As part of a co-operative agency, each member takes on two roles. First as an actor and secondly as an agent for the group.
When not on an acting job, each member spends the equivalent of three days a month in the agencies virtual office but this doesn't have to be whole days. As our agency is based on-line, you can be based anywhere in the UK as long as you have internet access. The office work involves:
considering casting breakdowns
securing auditions for members
maintaining contact with industry professionals
marketing the agency and our clients
processing new applicants
seeing existing clients and new applicants in shows
general office and co-op admin
As an actor, you will receive support, encouragement and advice from those around you, creating and implementing a career strategy to suit your own personal objectives. All activities on your behalf are entirely transparent and done in accordance with your own decisions.
For experienced actors, who have previously employed a personal manager, the control and transparency offered by Stage Centre and other co-ops is often a welcome change.
For actors at the start of their career, Stage Centre can offer a unique opportunity to develop the skills of a successful, proactive actor and an unrivalled understanding of the industry's working mechanisms.
Although our office is virtual, we arrange regular social meetings to provide extra opportunities to get to know other members.
Want to apply?
Stage Centre Management has flourished for over 40 years because we only take actors of the highest standard therefore all applicants need to have:
Professional credits or drama school training
An active Spotlight profile
Quality headshots that are a true likeness
If applicable, the appropriate visas in place to work in the UK
In order for us to consider your application please send us the following via email:
Details of where we can see your work - this can be an upcoming show or a showreel
Your Spotlight link
A covering letter detailing why you would like to join Stage Centre Management. In addition to your performing work, it is helpful to include information as to what experience you could bring to the 'agent' side of being in a co-op
Please send your applications to: email@example.com
If you have any questions please get in touch!
On receiving your application we consider your suitability both as an actor and as an agent. We'll watch your showreel and endeavour to attend any upcoming performances you may have.
If we decide to go forward from there, we will invite you to an interview via Zoom.
If your application is successful you will be offered provisional membership, during which time you will receive training from experienced members of the agency.
Please do not be discouraged if we don't proceed with your application, it may just be that we already have someone of a similar casting bracket on our books. We always try and give constructive feedback to applicants.
What happens next?