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. 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 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 three to four days a month in the agency office. This 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.
Want to apply?
Stage Centre Management has flourished for over 30 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, then we will ask you to come in for an interview.
Then next stage is to attend a trial day in the office for us to see your potential as a co-op agent and for you to get an idea of if we're the right fit for you.
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?