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Comment by Kym Bartlett on June 5, 2017 at 15:04

Grants Available for Actor Parents and their Children 

The Actors' Children's Trust ( is in the fortunate position of being able to increase its grants and support a lot more people. We fund actor-parents, where acting has been the main part of your professional career.  Whilst most charities only give grants when you are unable to work, ACT knows that this isn't enough.

A depressing number of actors are forced to quit the profession when they become parents, simply because life becomes impossible. Earnings are too low and too unpredictable to organise and fund regular childcare. 'Free hours' barely exist for actors' unsocial work time. Schedules get changed at the last minute, meaning sudden needs for extra childcare.  ACT is delighted that our childcare grants are helping actor-parents stay in the profession they love.  Some parents welcome a monthly payment (e.g. £100 to £400), while others find a lump sum best at the start of a new job such as a tour.

Applications are processed within a month (or a few days in the case of crisis funding), and support can be one-off or continue for some years. Please help us spread the word about this resource for actor families by telling other actors. Also follows us on Twitter @ActorsChildren

ACT can help you with the following costs:

  • CHILDCARE – top-up grants can help actor-parents attend auditions, take jobs and hopefully stay in the profession.  
  • SCHOOL COSTS – activities including music, sport, drama and dance lessons; uniform and kit, transport, lunches and trips.
  • CRISIS – almost every actor-parent faces times of crisis.  ACT is here for you and aims to give quick, useful, confidential support.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL / MEDICAL NEEDS – ACT aims not to duplicate state provision but, sometimes, when the statutory services are overwhelmed or unwilling, we are pleased to fund urgent assessments and help families achieve appropriate provision through an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • STUDENT GRANTS – ACT helps in many other ways, including university, college and apprenticeship grants at 18+.  

ACT does not pay for private education or private tutors.


Please do get in touch:   020 7636 7868    

We first check eligibility (usually just by looking at your CV if you are on Spotlight) and we usually fund people whose household income is under £40,000.

Comment by Bethan Morgan on May 15, 2017 at 19:36

Mercury Theatre Wales are looking for a S.Wales based actress, playing age late 60s/early 70s, to join the cast of our new play '35 TIMES' which tackles the issues of Domestic Abuse. Rehearses from 5th June and tours until 15th July 2017. Equity equivalent fees. Please see our website for more information and contact us asap at

Comment by Catherine Paskell on May 9, 2017 at 12:33

Hello actors.

Dirty Protest have a casting call out. Read more in our blog post here.

Meetings in Cardiff, 15 - 18 May 2017.

Get in touch if you fit what we are looking for and fancy knowing more

Comment by Charlie Smith on May 7, 2017 at 7:51

Casting Call

Seeking Female age 19-35, bilingual in Welsh/English 

As part of a promotional video we are seeking a female actor for an online promotional video. 

Filming will take place on one day which best suits you (the actor) on the week of the 22nd May.

Please send CV to by 12th May

Fee of £150


Comment by Bethan Morgan on April 20, 2017 at 11:32

Mercury Theatre Wales would like to hear from S.Asian actresses based in S.Wales for our forthcoming production of '35 Times', which addresses the issues of domestic violence and abuse. Please send CVs to by 25th April.

Comment by Steve Bennett on March 28, 2017 at 20:45

Audition Call: ‘Service!’ (Series 1)

Cardiff performances and Edinburgh Fringe Run

Clock Tower Theatre Company in conjunction with Infini Productions are looking for an actor to join the cast of ‘Service!’ (Series 1) for Cardiff and Edinburgh performances this year. The audition is on Thursday 6th April @ Little Man Coffee Co between 5-8.30pm.


We’re looking for a Male with a playing age of 18-35 to play ‘Marshall’ who is free for the following dates:


25th May (PM), 1st June (PM), 8th June (PM), 13th June (PM), 15th June (PM), 20th June (PM), 22nd June (PM), 2nd July (Day), 4th July (PM), 6th July (PM), 7th July (PM), 8th July (PM), 30th July (Day) and August 2nd-27th at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Edinburgh accommodation, travel and expenses will be covered. Rehearsals and Cardiff performances will not be paid.

You will need to be available for all dates above to audition.


You won’t need to prepare anything for the audition, you’ll read excerpts from the script alongside another actor. Please email for an audition slot before Saturday 1st April, with your details and any additional information for the audition.


Comment by Lynwen Haf Roberts on March 14, 2017 at 12:55

Hi all! Helo bawb!

Just a quick reminder about the following event this Thursday evening / Dim ond nodyn i'ch atgoffa o'r digwyddiad canlynol nos Iau yma : 

Join us at the Sherman Theatre's foyer as we present four brand new, 10 minute pieces by a group of Wales' finest emerging and established playwrights, all inspired by the theme of 'Memory'.

Pieces by Chris Harris, Susan Kingman, Carys Jones and Matthew Bulgo.

Tickets cost £5 on the door, and all proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Society.


Ymunwch a ni yng nghyntedd Theatr y Sherman wrth i ni gyflwyno pedwar darn 10 munud newydd sbon gan grwp o sgriptwyr newydd a phrofiadol mwyaf disglair Cymru, oll wedi'u hysbrydoli gan y thema 'Atgof'.

Darnau gan Chris Harris, Susan Kingman, Carys Jones a Matthew Bulgo.

Tocynnau'n £5 wrth y drws, gyda'r holl elw yn mynd at yr Alzheimer's Society.

For further info / Am wybodaeth pellach :

Comment by Lisa and Elspeth on March 8, 2017 at 14:17

We have extended the deadline to apply for the role of Old Marschallin to 13th March.  Details can be found here:

Comment by Lisa and Elspeth on March 7, 2017 at 15:13

With regard to WNO casting below - please note that there are two roles available.  One for an older woman (able to play 80s/90s) and one for a younger man (able to also play older) of Black/African, Black/Caribbean or Asian/Indian descent.

Comment by Lisa and Elspeth on March 3, 2017 at 10:44


We're looking for two actors for our new production of Der Rosenkavalier - Old Marschallin and Mohammed. 

Details can be found here:


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