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Cultural Venue Technician - Level 3

If you have an interest in technology and a desire to work in the creative industries, then this is a great route to employment. 

You will train as a cultural venue technician and provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal and presentation of live performances. During the course of this apprenticeship you will have the chance to work in a variety of situations and settings, including theatre, arts centres and broadcast studios. You will become multi-skilled and competent in lighting, audio, video and building services.

Route Detail Unit Information Entry Requirements Future Careers Fees/Funding

Route
Detail

You will develop skills in stagecraft techniques such as carpentry, operating stage machinery and performing scene changes. You will also undertake venue maintenance duties such as housekeeping, re-lamping, painting and basic venue repair work.

Unit
Information

Entry
requirements

You will be expected to have a Level 2 in English and Maths. If you have not achieved this, you will be expected to do so before the end of the apprenticeship. Individual employers may identify other entry requirements. 

Potential Future
Careers

Venue Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Venue Technician will provide support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of equipment for a live performance.

Theatre Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Theatre Technician will provide support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of equipment for a live performance.

Stage Technician

A Stage Technician assists with setting up the stage for a live performance. They are responsible for setting up, dismantling and operating equipment safely.

Lighting Technician

A Lighting Technician works with the Lighting Designer and the Director to plan and facilitate the lighting requirements for a live performance or event. If necessary they will source any special lighting equipment for a show.

Sound Technician

A Sound Technician works with the Sound Designer and the Director to plan and facilitate the audio requirements for a live performance or event, and if necessary they will source any special audio equipment for a show.

Video Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, a Video Technician will provide video support for a venue and during live performances.

Automation Technician

Operating under the direction of the Technical Management Team, an Automation Technician will provide specialist support for the constriction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of mechanised equipment for a live performance.

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Funding


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The Backstage Centre
High House Production Park
Vellacott Close
Purfleet
Essex RM19 1RJ

020 3675 6750

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