The Ins & Outs of Travelling For Work as An Actor

The Working Actor Show

03-04-2023 • 29 mins

Georgie and Pierce examine a practical aspect of acting that very few consider before they start working in the industry, accommodation. This can be an incredibly stressful consideration, especially with the differing requirements of time and location that come with the job, so Georgie and Pierce are here to give you a head start on keeping a roof over your head while you are working.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Many lower-budget projects may ask you to front the cost of accommodation yourself.
  • Think outside the box to keep the cost down. Airbnb, camper vans, caravans and tents are all viable options depending on the project.
  • If you’re on a shoot in a house or flat, have a word with the production team to see if you can stay there.
  • If you are a theatre actor you can use sites like Theatredigsbooker.com to find accommodation.
  • Always check with production for info on where to stay.

BEST MOMENTS
‘I highly recommend that if you can drive, do it, because as an actor it just opens so many doors.’-Georgie
‘You might be able to afford it, but is it worth the value? And then you’ve got to think about food and stuff. They might feed you on set, but that depends on how long you’re shooting for.’-Georgie
‘I think one of the most underutilised hacks is just to have a chat with the producers or production team if a scene’s being shot in an apartment to see if you can stay there.’-Pierce
‘Get yourself a good suitcase as well. If you do have to travel, whether it be to the far reaches of the country, then just be prepared for that, so try and make your suitcases fit all the dimension restrictions of the travel companies.’-Pierce

VALUABLE RESOURCES
https://chat.whatsapp.com/LUWz5ZlIg0sH0F27Zs7Cnq
https://www.actorswarehouse.co.uk/
https://Www.instagram.com/Actorswarehouse/
https://Twitter.com/Weareacting/

ABOUT THE HOSTS
Georgie King and Pierce Connelly are a couple and business partners with experience in TV, film and theatre. Co-founders of The Acting Warehouse, an organisation dedicated to helping you achieve turning your passion for acting into a full-time career, they are here to guide you to get out there, find opportunities and land roles.

CONTACT METHOD
Email: Contact@actorswarehouse.co.uk


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