Our books are currently open to actors in the following casting brackets:

Male, Transgender Male, Non-binary

  • Ethnic minorities – any playing age
  • Playing age 16-22

Female, Transgender Female, Non-binary

  • Ethnic minorities – any playing age
  • Playing age 35-45
  • Playing age 60+

We review all applications irrespective of this list and operate a ‘no clash’ policy, meaning if you are too similar to an existing member your application will not be progressed. 

We are particularly keen to recruit actors who are able to devote one day per week to running the agency. (See elsewhere in this page for more details about being a “Working Member”). 

Mei Alozie - Behold!
Mei Alozie in Sir Ridley Scott’s Behold!

Seeking representation?

Arena is an actors’ hybrid co-operative agency run by a number of the actors, promoting each other as clients. This provides members with first hand knowledge of how the industry works and a direct involvement in their own careers. We represent London-based professional actors. We do not represent walk-ons, models or children. We are only interested in securing featured and well paid work that will develop our clients’ careers. 

Members of Arena initially join as Client Members who don’t do the day to day office work for the agency, although they still reap the benefits of a Co-operative in the transparency and flexibility of what they are put up for and a lower rate of commission than ‘conventional’ agents. Client Members are also expected to attend monthly meetings and be involved in the running of the business, for instance attending showcases. 

Client Members can become Working Members if they wish to and if the other Working Members agree. As a Working Member of Arena, you would work approximately one office day a week. Working Members pay a significantly lower rate of commission on acting jobs than Client Members, as well as other benefits. We are particularly looking for those who would wish to become Working Members rather than those who just want to be Client Members. 

We look for excellent, professional actors who also: 

  • want to be part of the business 
  • have computer and administration skills 
  • are interested in working as an agent and promoting their colleagues 

To be considered for representation, please email Arena with a recent headshot along with a cover letter stating why you are suitable for a co-operative. Please include a link to your Spotlight page. We must be able to see you in performance so please send us show invites and/or have an up to date showreel on your Spotlight profile. 

Please note that we operate a no clash policy, so do first have a look at who we already represent to check that you are not a clash with one of our current clients before applying. 

Have a question? Feel free to get in touch but please check our Frequently Asked Questions section first to be sure your query isn’t covered there already. 

If you would like to contact us regarding representation, we’d love to hear from you.