COVID-19: Latest Updates for Our Members

We're pleased to announce that our rooms and studios are now re-open for casting sessions. Our team continue to work from home and are available to fully support you as usual by phone or email.

Please note that we’ve had to reduce all our staff’s working hours to 10.00am-5.30pm Monday to Thursday as a result of this crisis until further notice. You will of course continue to have 24/7 access to the Spotlight platform, it is only our business hours that are affected by this change. Please do get in touch with us on [email protected] at any time, or call us on 020 7437 7631.

We’ll keep this page updated with our latest updates, help and support so do keep checking back for more information.

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Offical Advice and Information

Keep updated on the latest official and industry news and advice related to Coronavirus.

Offical advice and information

Industry advice and information

Financial Advice, Funds and Charities

If you need financial assistance, there are many charities and organisations who can help.

We’re also in touch with Equity and are supporting all their work campaigning for Government support for our industry.

Wellbeing and Mental Health

This is a challenging time for us all and you may be worried about Coronavirus and how it affects you, your family and the industry. It’s important that you take care of yourself and there are lots of resources available to help give you the best advice.

Remember, it’s perfectly ok to listen to your own needs and if that means taking some time out then do so and don't feel pressured to 'make the most' of a tough situation.

What Are Spotlight Doing for Me?

The Spotlight team are working from home to ensure all our services continue to be available to you. Our work to improve the Spotlight platform continues so when the situation improves, we’re ready and able to serve our members in the best way possible.

All our efforts at the moment are on keeping the business running as effectively as possible to support you, the industry and our staff at this very challenging time. We're pleased to say that we're seeing breakdowns, searches and castings still happening on the platform, although understandably at a reduced volume.

We've now reopened Spotlight’s Rooms and Studios for auditions. The safety of both our visitors and our own team continues to be our number one priority and we are taking every step possible to maintain your safety while you're at Spotlight. Please read our guidelines for auditioning at Spotlight before you come to our studios.

How Can I Make the Most of My Membership Right Now?

We will constantly be reviewing how we can support you while we face this period of uncertainty and will continue to offer as many services as possible to our members as well as some new initiatives like webinars, 121s and more. 

Read more about how we're supporting you through COVID-19.  

Can Spotlight Help Me With My Membership Fees?

The announcements made by the Chancellor on Friday 20 March about business support packages allowed us to offer our members a payment holiday, whilst still ensuring that Spotlight is able to continue to provide our services to the industry throughout this crisis. 

We emailed members information about how to register for the payment holiday. The deadline for opting in was midnight on Sunday 5 April, the details of which were included in the ‘opt-in’ email sent.

The deadline to opt-in has now passed and the window offer is no longer valid. We’re sorry for any disappointment this may cause as we understand this can be a difficult time for members.

We continue to help our members in practical ways, more of which you can read about above.

Resources for Performers

If you want to learn more about a topic, get tailored advice from our expert profile team or read tips about how to give your profile and acting tools a spring-clean then we have some handy links for you:

Resources for Young Performers

Links to advice and resources for young performers whilst classes are closed.

How our industry intends to get moving again

 We’re here to support you at this difficult time - please do email with any queries on [email protected] or call us on 020 7437 7631 (between 10am-5.30pm Mon-Thurs) and we will do everything we can to help you.