The Creative Industries

Backstage Crew

The creative industry depends heavily on the Backstage Crew to support the designers and performers with the running of the show.

Backstage Crew covers a multitude of different roles, including:

  • Set Designers and Builders – creating, building and repairing props and scenery
  • Stage Technicians – operating light and soundboards, loading and unloading scenery, stage management and assisting with the production
  • Maintenance Technicians – managing, maintaining and repairing the technical aspects of the performance
  • Costume Designers, Tailors and Textile Operatives – managing the wardrobe, and creating, maintaining and repairing costumes

Working with creative industry partners, The National College Creative Industries has developed a series of frameworks designed to provide a clear path to a successful backstage role.