Spotlight connects performers with roles in theatre, television and film productions. Casting professionals choose Spotlight to cast their projects because performers on Spotlight are recognised as the industry’s best.

Everything we do at Spotlight helps talented performers find work. Whether it’s a digital edition of our iconic books for mobile, developing new tools for each stage of the casting process or running events to connect professionals working in all areas of the industry, at Spotlight we are constantly developing new ways to support performers at every stage of their career.

With studios in London’s famous West End, Dublin’s stylish Smithfields and a team of people across Europe, Spotlight is at the heart of the performing arts industry.

Who we are

Spotlighters are a diverse bunch. But everyone here is passionate about television, film and theatre - from our developers and product teams to our studio teams, our events team to our customer support team, our finance and data teams to our membership and publishing teams. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing one of our members landing their first West End role, a graduate member getting their first audition, or a longstanding member collecting an Academy Award, BAFTA or IFTA. We live for those moments.

We know the industry inside out and use this knowledge to support our members. We're motivated by bringing people together, helping actors to get cast and casting directors to find the right performer for every role. That's why we're always looking for better ways to help our members connect - just as we did back in 1927. 

Where we've come from
1927-Spotlight directory was born

1932-Kenneth Seal joins1980-Digital transition starts

1990-New ways to connect casting directors and performers

2000-New ways to support up and coming actors

today-Everything goes digital

Who we work with

We work alongside some fantastic organisations that are making a real difference in the performing arts. Some have been in the industry for as long as we have, others have started a little more recently but we're proud to work with all of them to develop and grow our industry. To read more about the organisations that can help you, click here.