Join Spotlight Actresses

You can join Spotlight at any time of the year.

Once your application is approved, your web CV will go live on our website as soon as possible, and you / your agent will begin to receive job information via The Spotlight Link. Your book page will then appear in the next available edition.

Membership of Spotlight Actresses is open to actresses who are 18+ years of age, and who have full-time recognised professional training and  / or professional experience.

How much does it cost?

It currently costs £146 to join Spotlight Actresses, this will give you membership until May 2015.

When will payment be taken?

Previous Spotlight Members
If you have previously appeared in a Spotlight directory payment will be debited as soon as your web CV is published on our website. This is normally within 48 hours but can take up to 5 working days. Please make sure there are sufficient funds in your account to cover this payment.

Brand New Spotlight Members
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 by emailing Your membership begins when your web CV is published on our website, and we'll take payment from your card 30 days after your CV is published. Please make sure there are sufficient funds in your account to cover this payment.

In addition we will not take your money until membership eligibility has been approved and photographs have been double-checked.

Please see our terms and conditions.

Step 1: Eligibility and Previous Membership

Spotlight membership is only available to professionally trained and / or experienced performers. To continue with this application, you must be able to answer yes to at least one of these two questions:

1. Have you trained full-time at a Drama UK school (formerly CDS School / on an NCDT accredited course), or completed a full-time BA/MA Performance Degree?

2. Do you have experience of paid, professional acting work? (speaking parts).
Please note: as a professional casting database our entry criteria do not include work in Short Films, Commercials, Idents, Corporates, as an Extra / Supporting Artist / Walk-on, or Promotional work.

Previous Membership of Spotlight

3. Have you been a Spotlight member in the past?

If you previously appeared under another name, what was it?

4. Are you a current member of any other Spotlight directory?

Which other directory do you appear in?

Your Book Category

As part of your Spotlight membership you will appear on our website and in a printed directory.

Spotlight's actor and actress books are divided into the following categories by playing age.

The categories are intended as a guide only for casting professionals using the books.

Please select one category which best reflects your playing age:

  • 18-25: Playing age 18-25
  • 25-35: Playing age 25-35
  • 35-45: Playing age 35-45
  • 45-55: Playing age 45-55
  • 55-65: Playing age 55-65
  • 65+: Playing age 65 upwards

Please note: we may change your category if we think that your choice is inappropriate.