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Spotlight Children & Young Performers
Our Children and Young Performers directory features casting details for children from the UK's leading agencies and theatre schools. It is the UK's definitive database of performers aged 5-20 and the best way for any young performer to promote themselves to casting opportunities. Please note we do not accept children under 5.
Recent productions which cast their child artists via Spotlight include films Hercules, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D and Paddington Bear; stage productions Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Sound of Music, Macbeth; television series Doctors, EastEnders and Charlie and The Aliens (CBBC); and commercials for Netcafe, ASDA (George) and Barclays; music videos for Emeli Sande and Dizzie Rascal – to name but a few!
How can my child join?
Only children who are represented by an agent or who attend a stage school who have previously contacted us are eligible for Spotlight membership, which is why we are the casting community's most trusted database of young performers.
Speak to your child's agent or school to arrange Spotlight membership, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does it cost?
Membership for a child artist is £90.00 (inc. VAT) for a whole year in Spotlight (2014-2015 edition). That's less than £1.74 per week for ongoing promotion to hundreds of casting opportunities.
When will payment be taken?
If you have not been in Spotlight before you are entitled to a 30 day cooling off period before any payment is deducted. You may cancel your application at any time during this period. The 30 day cooling off period - and your membership - starts when your CV is published on our website, and we'll take payment 30 days after your CV is published.
Please see our terms and conditions.
How do I know my child's details are safe?
Access to Spotlight's online database is only available to vetted industry professionals. We never print or disclose personal details for any of our members. Your child's agent/stage school, or you, can decide when it is appropriate to give out a viewing link to their page.
Pre-approved agencies and stage schools can join online below!
Only pre-approved agencies and stage schools can use this part of the site. Payment is by credit card only.
We regret we cannot accept child applications directly from parents or individual children & young performers. If you are an agent/stage school and you want to request approval please email email@example.com.
April-August we accept interim entries:
This ensures upload to the website followed by automatic publication in the next available book which is published annually in May.
For online joining please allow up to 5 working days, for paper applications please allow 21 days to upload new profiles.
Annual renewal/entry period - the deadline is 15th November.
The book is then collated and all entries submitted during this period and during the prior interim period will be included in the next print directory which is published annually in May.
After December 10th, whilst the book is collated, we accept no further entries until April. Please be aware, during this period we cannot guarantee a quick upload of members' profiles. If you need a profile uploaded urgently, we advise you to complete an online application as these are processed quicker.
Once your client/s have appeared in a printed directory, we will send you a renewal pack containing renewal forms for clients wishing to appear in the next edition along with revision forms for clients who joined during the interim period and want to update any information before book collation begins.
Please note: For added security, Spotlight will always send renewal forms directly to the school/agency and not to individual clients/parents.
Mid-December-End of March No entries are taken. Please try again in April.