We carried out a review of almost a thousand acting agencies across the UK. This page summarises our findings of acting agencies in Northern Ireland.
Research Before The Application
There’s a lot of research you must do before applying to an agency. It will help you avoid scams. Also, you’ll make a better impression on the agents you approach. Have you read our article Acting Agencies: Which One Is Right For You?
Key aspect to remember when researching any agency:
Can you see evidence that performers get regular paid work through the agency?
Acting Agencies Based In Northern Ireland
- Listed on Spotlight Contacts at an address in Killinchy, Newtownards, BT23 6PN
- Twitter feed @RedRushTalent last updated mid-2017 (as at June 2019)
- In June 2019, the website did not work
Other Options Available To Aspiring Actors
- Get representation from one of the hundreds of acting agencies based around the UK – as long as you can get to castings, it isn’t location dependent.
- Sign up for a free profile on one of the UK Casting Websites and pay for membership when you see a role advertised that you are suitable for.
- Join all the Facebook groups for filmmaking networks that you can find – and why not set up one yourself?
- Get together with creative friends and make a short film.
- Read the biographies of actors from Northern Ireland to see if you can follow their route into the industry. It will give you a clear idea of the drama school they attended or the type of projects they took to get a foot in the door.
- If you just want to get on set with the minimum hassle, investigate Film and TV extra work as a supporting artist.
- Training and acting opportunities can start as a child actor. Join a local youth theatre or sign up to a residential summer school.
- If you’re 25 or under you can compete for a place at the National Youth Theatre Summer School – it’s a big boost to your CV.