Technicians Make Theatre Happen - part 4

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.


I’m not real. I’m Theatre. 

Lady Gaga

With the right scenery design and execution, an audience member can travel the world without moving from their seat. A CAD Technician has played a part in making that happen. A technician may use Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to draw up technical designs of performance spaces so they can be built and transformed to fit the director’s vision.



How can I become an CAD Technician or Draughtsperson?


Think this could be the role for you? There are many pathways to becoming an CAD Technician/ Draughtsperson.

If you’re coming up to 16 you could study T-levels, A-levels, an applied general qualification or do an apprenticeship in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction. Click on the links below to learn more about next steps:

Looking for inspiration? Read Oliver and Aurelia’s stories below, where they describe how they bring design to life with CAD technology.   


Next: Metal Fabrication Technicians in Theatre

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