Professional advice for performers

We have fantastic advice to help you with your next audition, get your next acting or performance role and answer any questions you may have about the performing arts industry or The Stage Castings website.

We want to provide you with the best insight to help you further your career, whether you are looking to get ahead in TV, Theatre, Commercials, Dance or Film.


Audition advice from casting director Lee Mountjoy

Lee Mountjoy runs one of the most imaginative casting houses in the UK, casting award-winning television, theatre and film. Lee's casting credits include: ‘TopDog' (Universal Pictures), 'Closets' (BAFTA recognised short film), 'The Johnny and Inel Show' (BBC) and 'Woody Sez' (Award Nominated West End show).

How to succeed in auditions for commercials


Starring in commercials can be financially and professionally rewarding, providing actors with a useful new skillset. Casting directors and performers explain how to succeed at auditions

The benefits of having an acting coach


Our resident careers advisor John Byrne explores how an acting coach can help you and how you can find a good one.

In the music industry, the last decade has seen a vast explosion in the number of different ways for getting your music in front of...

How easy is it to secure acting work?


How easy is it to secure acting work today? Five actors – two recent graduates and three experienced professionals – came together to discuss the changing face of the casting process and the importance of finding a good agent in a highly competitive industry.

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