Beginner's Guide for Child Actors and Models

So, your child has expressed an interest in performing arts. What happens next?

Entering the world of professional performance is a big commitment for you and your child. The atmosphere at auditions and online forums can be incredibly supportive, but this is also a highly competitive world. Think hard about your reasons for persevering, and make sure the experience remains enjoyable and enriching for both you and your child.


Good acting headshot is an essential part of every performer's toolkit. We're delighted to see photos of your child on the beach or with their dog, but what the casting directors expect is a simple good quality portrait. Seeing snapchat pictures attached with your application, producers are unlikely to be serious about auditioning you... Read more

Performance License

If your child is under 16, they will need a Child Performance Licence to take part in a paying performance. Here at The Mandy Network we know that filling in forms can sometimes feel a little daunting, but your local authority or borough is there to offer you all the advice you need and we will help as much as we can... Read more

Drama School

The importance of a good drama school must not be underestimated. As well as being fun, it's a great place to build up skills, learn how to interact with other performers and set up foundations for the auditions to come if you're thinking of a long term career for your child... Read more

Talent Agent

The Mandy Network allows you to manage your child's profile and applications, and our team is here to support you if you have any questions. This said, we are not an agency and advise you to seek representation using the resources on our site. An agent is an invaluable contact to have, and a good one will provide you with all the creative and administrative support to get your kid's performance career off to the best start... Read more

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