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Travel the world. Build your career.


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What We Do

Online Casting

Online advertising and database screening for suitable candidates to fill

specific positions based on your criteria/current needs.


We take great care in following up with the applicant’s references to ensure all talents are professionally trained, experienced and come highly recommended.

Pre-Employment Documentation

Assisting with all pre-employment paperwork as per Company requirements, including PEME, Visa applications, STCW training, Background Checks, to ensure paperwork is up to date and completed in a timely manner.

Live Auditions

We offer both Open or Closed Singers, Dancers & Specialty Act Auditions based on your requirements. 


All applicants/talents are carefully pre-screened prior to auditions, castings, interviews, to ensure that you have the best possible candidates to select from.

Executive Recruitment

Our senior consultants have a deep understanding of business strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and HR, to apply for each executive search and deliver that top 2% of senior-level candidates.

We Build Lasting Relationships
Between Candidates
& Businesses

Five Entertainment Management isn't just an agency, it's a launchpad for theatrical talent. We're South Africa's leading force in cruise liner and theme park entertainment recruitment, shaping the lives of performers who crave the spotlight and the open seas.

What makes us unique?

We're passionate about personalized attention and pushing boundaries. We don't believe in one-size-fits-all. We delve into your aspirations, understand your strengths, and champion your individuality. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a star in the making, we'll guide you with expertise and unwavering support.

Our clientele?

The brightest names in theatrical production, cruise ships, theme parks, and river cruises. We forge lasting partnerships, helping our clients discover hidden gems and cultivate exceptional talent.

Success stories?

We won the Entertainment Recruitment Agency of the Year in 2023 and 2024 for a reason. Countless performers have landed their dream roles through our doors, gracing prestigious stages and enchanting audiences worldwide.

With Five Entertainment Management, your future isn't written, it's staged. We'll help you raise the curtain on your potential and take center stage in the world of theatre.

Top Listings

Lighting Technician

Full Time – Cruise Ships – VIEW LISTING

Sound Technician

Full Time – Cruise Ships – VIEW LISTING

Stage Technician

Full Time – Cruise Ships – VIEW LISTING

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I have been working with 5EM since the year of 2018, and my experience with them has always been very professional, they always go the extra mile to make sure my needs are taken into account. I am very happy with this agency and happy they always have my back.

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I can highly recommend them to anyone interested in pursuing a career of performing on ships or elsewhere out of South Africa. They will guide you, protect you and give you a kick in the butt when you need it! I for one look forward to working with them for many years to come.

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I’m glad that I had the agency on my side to help me with all paperwork and preparing me for the job. They’ve been very helpful and always answered questions I had as it was my first time. Having had this great experience I look forward to my future with Five Entertainment.

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