The Actors Centre

Actor Memberships

Actors Membership is for actors working within the industry, whether they are emerging, graduate, returning or working professional actors.


The Actors Centre reserves the right to approve or refuse certain membership types if the evidence provided by the applicant calls for this. Application forms will be reviewed by the Membership Department and verification of details (including credits and professional associations) may be checked for validity.


What will my Actor Membership include?

  • Access to our excellent seasonal programme of workshops and masterclasses (Access is defined by your membership type)
  • Full access to the Green Room Café and Bar with the right to sign in up to 4 guests at any one time.
  • Access to mentorship and guidance from our Membership Team.
  • Access to our Actors Centre Membership Perks Scheme  - For more details click here(Terms & Conditions Apply)
  • Full access to in-house room and theatre hire discounts as per Actors Centre Membership Perks Scheme.
  • Concession rate tickets to Tristan Bates Theatre productions.
  • The opportunity to apply for a subsidised week long hire of the Tristan Bates Theatre to present a production, with one week per season reserved exclusively for AC members.
  • 50% discount on daytime hires of the Tristan Bates Theatre, for readings, showcases etc. (subject to availability) – click here to see more information about the Tristan Bates Theatre and offers for AC members.
  • Invitation to the Seasonal Programme Launch event. (Limited RSVP on a first come first served basis)
  • Membership Card (This card is used to obtain some of the  Actors Centre Membership Perks Scheme offers)
  • The chance to network with our members and associated professionals at our hub in the heart of the West End.
  • Regular news bulletins and member events throughout the year.
  • Representation on the Actors Centre Members Committee.

Premium Membership (£75.00 per 12 months | £50 for 6 Months)

Actors Centre Premium Membership is for more established actors who via application demonstrate secure links to the industry and/or has evidential experience in TV, Film, Radio and/or Theatre. Each application will be reviewed on individual merit.

As well as having all the above mentioned access to the Actors Centre. Premium Members also get full access to the seasonal programme and the Actors Centre Membership Perks Scheme, the right to apply to our advanced level (CV application only) workshops and courses and other selected workshops/events.
To become a Premium Member you must meet a minimum of 3 criteria.

The Actors Centre reserves the right to approve or refuse certain membership types if the evidence provided by the applicant calls for this. Application forms will be reviewed by the Membership Department and verification of details (including credits and professional associations) may be checked for validity.


Standard Membership (£75 per 12 months | £50 for 6 Months)

Actors Centre Standard Membership is designed to cater for actors still making secure professional links with the industry and/or building their CV through professional work. This membership type is suited to emerging or returning actors, or those with limited experience. As with all Actor Membership options here at the Actors Centre, this is a professional level membership. However it is designed to present a varied programme to cover all aspects of nurturing the developing/returning actor, and hands on mentorship and guidance to assist you in reaching your professional goals.

The Actors Centre reserves the right to approve or refuse certain membership types if the evidence provided by the applicant calls for this. Application forms will be reviewed by the Membership Department and verification of details (including credits and professional associations) may be checked for validity.


Criteria for Actor Memberships:

Professional Affiliations:

  • Spotlight Membership = 1 Criterion
    > Must be active on the date of joining the Actors Centre.  
    >  Must be a spotlight actors membership – (Young persons, graduate, actor, actress type membership all       accepted)

 

  • Equity Membership = 1 Criterion
    > Must be valid on the date of joining the Actors Centre.

 

Training

  • Completion of a 2 or 3 year Drama UK (formerly NCDT) accredited or other Actors Centre approved courses in professional ACTING. = 1 Criterion 
     
  • CLICK HERE to see approved course list.
     
  • Or... We also accept selected international ACTING training in lieu of UK training  1 Criterion
     
  • CLICK HERE to see approved International Schools list.

If you have no professional acting credits training is only valid up to 2 years after graduation.

  • IMPORTANT: Degree level courses in drama/performance that DO NOT meet the Training criterion alone may be allocated credits towards our “Professional Experience” Criterion (see below).
     
  • CLICK HERE for more information.

Professional Experience

  • Four evidential and verifiable professional acting credits.

         > All professional level TV, FILM, RADIO and THEATRE credits are valid (inclusive of fringe)
           = 1 Criterion

  •  Credits not valid are: commercials, stills photography, rehearsed readings, workshops, events, educational events, presenting, music videos, promotional events, walk-on’s, supporting artists, student films, uncredited TV/shorts/films (non-IMDb), choral,  singing and dance only credits.

REMEMBER: You do not need to meet ALL criteria to become a member of the Actors Centre– our minimum is that you meet one criterion to obtain an Actor Membership. The Actors Centre reserves the right to approve or refuse certain membership types if the evidence provided by the applicant calls for this. Application forms will be reviewed by the membership department, and verification of details (including credits and professional associations) may be checked for validity.