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How to get an acting agent as a child in the UK or EU

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Are you a young actor looking to start your career in the UK or EU? If so, then you may be wondering how to get an agent. Having an agent is essential as it allows you to get access to auditions, casting calls, and ultimately, get hired for roles.


Firstly, it is important to have a showreel of your performing abilities and some proof of training, which shows that your desire for representation is not just a passing fancy. Many agents won't even consider taking on young talent without a professionally-made showreel. Ensure that your showreel focuses on the roles that you are interested in playing and showcases your talent and skills.


Secondly, it is recommended to attend acting classes, workshops, or a theatre school to develop your talent, hone your skill, and gain experience. This will not only enhance your chances of getting representation but also increase your opportunities for auditions in the future as you create valuable contacts in the industry.


If you're looking to fast track your journey and want to be introduced to some of Germany and UK’s top agents, consider signing up for one of our Junior Holiday camps in the EU/UK. During these camps, students will have exclusive access to our full list of German and UK acting agents, including their contact details, as well as a template cover letter and CV. This means that as soon as you complete the course, you will be able to start reaching out to agents, maximizing your chances of getting representation.


We also provide headshots on our courses for an extra cost for those children who want to stand out when seeking representation. These photographs are taken by professional photographers, which will give young actors a head start in securing an agent's attention.

While attending the camp, children will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and talent in a play that is recorded and can be sent to agents as proof of their performance abilities. This will enable them to gain access to new opportunities, and agents can see the child's raw talent, which is essential in getting signed.


In conclusion, getting an agent is essential to start a career in acting in the UK or EU. By having a professionally-made showreel, proof of some training, and attending our Junior Holiday Camp, young actors can have a significant head start in getting representation from agents, enhancing their chances of securing the role of their dreams. So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey to becoming an accomplished actor today!


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