The platform for professional performers

Known across Europe as the most prestigious casting platform in the industry, Spotlight connects you with the casting professionals and roles to help you have a successful career. As a member of Spotlight, people within the industry recognise that you have the skills and experience to make it as a professional performer. You’ll get access to exciting acting opportunities and benefit from discounts and continued development as a performer.

You’ll need to meet standards based on your experience or training in order to be eligible for Spotlight membership. Find out if you can join below.

Join Spotlight to get...

  • Spotlight profile

    Your gateway to connect with the industry and access acting opportunities. Your profile can be searched by casting directors looking for performers with the right skills and characteristics

  • Discounts

    Exclusive savings from high-street retailers and services for professional performers, all because you're a member of Spotlight

  • Development and Events

    Our articles, videos and event programme will help you meet industry experts and other performers so you can continue developing your skills, wherever you’re based

  • Advice and Support

    Our team of industry experts are available to you throughout your membership, with one-on-one career advice sessions available every month and advice from our membership support team

From £158 per year*

*Membership discounts are available to Deaf and disabled performers. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Deaf and disabled performers are also invited to join - a free video database service (both for actors and industry users) hosted by Spotlight and the National Theatre, designed to champion and showcase Deaf and disabled talent. 

The membership criteria you need to meet

There are two ways that you can qualify for Spotlight membership. You can find out more about our membership criteria here.


You have at least four professional credits in featured, speaking roles in full-length film, qualifying short film, television, theatre productions or character-driven voice work.



You have graduated with a minimum of a year's training from a full-time accredited drama school or university course.   

Your professional name

As a professional performer your name is your brand, that’s why it’s important to choose one that’s unique. Search below to get started. 

See our guidelines on choosing the right name for you here.

If you have a query about a name please email [email protected]

Check your name is available

Your search will appear here. Check to see if your chosen name is likely to be available. Just remember that our network is changing all the time and we will undertake further checks around name availability. So, we can't always guarantee that a name will be available when you apply.
*Don't forget this is a temporary check. The final check will be done when you join.

Looking for more information?

We are always here to help. Find out more about what to expect from your membership here, or if you have any questions just ask us by calling 020 7437 7631 or emailing [email protected]

If you don’t meet our entry criteria yet, there are lots of ways you can develop a career in the performing arts. Take a look at our Contacts Listings for specialists across the industry.

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