Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept everyone who applies?

No. We get many new applications every week and do not take on every applicant we receive an application from. Our ethos is to only have clients on our books that we feel we can get work. We will contact you within 14 days of receipt of your enquiry if we wish to consider your application for representation further.

What happens after I apply?

We will contact you within 14 days if we wish to consider your application further. If we wish to speak to you we will arrange an initial phone call and take things from there.

Are there any initial fees?

We believe in being upfront and honest with you at all times.

There are no annual fees for our agency.

Applicants under 18 will be expected to join Spotlight through Take One. This will cost £150 including our one off admin fee.

Applicants 18 and over should already be on Spotlight.

Applicants between the ages of 18 and 25, not already on Spotlight, will be required to sign up to Spotlight which costs £100 a year. (we charge a one off admin fee of £50 for this service) so the total on sign up is £150. For year two onwards Spotlight will deal with you directly and you will be able to pay monthly.

You will be required to have professional headshots. If you already have these then we can use them. If you do not have any then you will be required to get some. You are free to get these done wherever you please or you can use one of our recommended photographers.

Are you a sole representation agency?


How do you make money?

We make our money when we secure you work. We take 15% commission on any work we get you (20% on commercials).

What if I get myself work?

All performance related work during your contract with Take One Agency is commissionable. We encourage you to look for work too as there are so many avenues for performance work, especially with social media, that Take One Agency aren't able to monitor all sites. We ask that all clients cc us on all correspondence and if an offer of work is forthcoming we will then deal professionally with the client on your behalf.

Am I guaranteed work?

No. We cannot guarantee work for you. No talent agency can. All we can say is that we will do all we can to get castings for you. This is your foot in the door and the potential start of your dream…

What type of work can you get me?

We get roles in everyday for theatre, feature films, television, modelling, commercials and much more.

We have placed clients in; London musicals and plays such as “Matilda”, “The Sound of Music”, "Goodnight Mr Tom", "The Lion King" and “Oliver”, short films and TV, as well as many TV commercials. We also supply Musical Theatre teachers in China and the UK. Most of the year we have clients working in Theatre in Education and UK theatre tours. We get a variety of roles in every day so we never know from day to day what fantastic opportunities we can put you up for.


Casting are generally at very short notice sometimes less that 24 hours notice and are mainly in Central London. The rooms/office that these casting take place or normally fairly small, so for children only one parent/guardian should attend along with the child and for adult casting you should go alone.

Castings for children aged 4-16 are normally between 4-6pm during weekdays and can be anytime during the day on a Saturday or Sunday. 

Children over 16 and adults, castings are normally during the day.

You will be responsible for all travel costs to get to the casting. 


Shoots normally take place during the day, so parents of school aged children must be happy for their child to miss school. If your child is off school age then they will require a child performance licence. We will apply to your local council for this. Parents should be available to chaperone their child to castings and shoots. Professionally licensed chaperones can be found for shoots, but NOT for castings.