Stage Manager Training

Become a Venue-Certified Stage Manager and get involved behind the scenes.

Stage Manager view at the NCMA

Stage Managers provide autonomy to our musical community.

This 2.5hr course is a deep-dive into the role of a Stage Manager at the NCMA.

Stage Managers take care of venue related duties and co-ordinate the start of the show in conjunction with our front of house staff.

NCMA Stage Managers absorb the show-day duties of a Venue Technician (VT).
This allows hirers to focus the limited technical hours (included in their venue hire) towards pre-production and event planning, therefore prevents the unforeseen time over-runs and the associated extra cost.

Along with any show related duties as deemed necessary, the Stage Manager is responsible for:

  • Fire warden and systems check
  • Health and safety officer
  • Building security
  • Building systems (Air Con, Lights, etc)
  • Pre and post-show checklists
  • Rudimentary operation of our lighting and sound systems.

Becoming a Stage Manager

1 - Attend a training course.
2 - Shadow a VT on another show to put your new knowledge into practice.

2020 Stage Manager Training Course

Friday 24th January, 6 pm, at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

Attendance is free although capped at 20 participants.
Affiliated Music Groups are allocated 3 positions for their membership base.
The remainder is open for general attendance.

Run time is between 2.5-3 hours.

Attendants receive a take-home resource and are certified for that calendar year.
Annual refreshment is by re-attendance.
Certified SM's may also be considered for paid work opportunities.


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