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Theatre and Live Events Production - Level 2

If you want a career working backstage in theatre and live events then this is a fantastic route to employment.  

During the programme you will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as sound, lighting and stage management, as well as the planning and administration of live events and security.  This course could lead to further study on a Level 3 production arts qualification, or one of our Level 3 apprenticeships.

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You will work on a range of projects in a variety of different locations in order to gain the experience, which will allow you to embark on a career in the creative and cultural industries. 



You will need four GCSEs graded D or above, including English or Maths.  You will also need an interest in working in a range of backstage roles within the creative industries.  

Potential Future

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.

Senior Lighting Electrician / Deputy Head of Lighting

A Senior Lighting Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining lighting equipment for live performances. 

Board/Console Operator

Working with the Lighting and Sound Designers, a Console Operator is responsible for programming and operating the audio and lighting consoles during a live performance.

Lighting Maintenance Technician/Manager

A Lighting Maintenance Technician is responsible for the construction and maintenance of lighting within a venue. They will also take on responsibilities for managing the Lighting Maintenance Team.

Senior Sound Technician

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

Senior Stage Technician

A Senior Stage Technician is responsible for sourcing materials and equipment for productions, as well as supervising the installation and dismantling of equipment and overseeing the safe operation of special equipment during rehearsals and performances.   

Head Flyman

The Head Flyman is responsible for preparing and operating the flying and lifting equipment for live performances.

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

020 3675 6750

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