Technicians Make Theatre Happen - part 2

Behind every performance on the stage a team of technicians, making the seemingly impossible possible.

Read on to discover some of the roles available behind the scenes, and how you could launch a career as a technician who makes it happen in theatre.


Step 2: Dim the lights…


The right lighting in a theatre production can bring a production to life. Lighting colour schemes, brightness, timing can create and dissipate moods, change night to day, and reveal plots and staging at the right moment for maximum impact. Along with a lighting designer, a lighting technician makes this magic happen.


How can I become a Lighting Technician? 


Think this could be the role for you? There are many pathways to becoming a Lighting Technician.

If you’re coming up to 16 you could study an applied general qualification or do an apprenticeship in Media, Broadcast and Production. 

Click on the links below to learn more about possible next steps:

Looking for inspiration? Visit Tamykha’s Story to learn why being a lighting technician role is her dream career.



Next: Sound Technicians in Theatre

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