Daisy Seaman

Creative Venue Technician

Daisy's job title is Creative Venue Technician at the Royal Opera House

What I do

At the moment, I’m on the stage team at the Royal Opera House. This means setting the stage up for ballet and opera shows. We build a set and change it over during shows.

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How I became a technician

A typical day in my
working life

There is no typical day for my role. I’m a stage technician, which is someone who works on set design for the main stage. This means my day might be 09.00 am – 5.00 pm, constructing the set in the build area when it comes over from our warehouse in Wales, or if we have an evening show, I work from 2.30 pm to 11.30 pm and bring on or remove pieces of the set from the stage at particular cues.

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What I love most about my job

I get a bit of a buzz when we’ve finished a difficult show - especially when I hear the audience’s reaction and know we’ve done a good job.
I feel proud of myself when I look out into the auditorium. Working on a show that can make people smile or cry is incredible.

The best bits about working in a team

The coolest thing I’ve worked on has probably been The Nutcracker or Swan Lake - they’re beautiful shows. It makes you step back and go “wow” when you say I’ve worked on that show, or I moved that piece of set - it’s nice.

The next steps in my career journey

After the apprenticeship, the world’s your oyster. In this job, you can go on tour with shows around the UK or the world. I’ve found there are loads of people who have travelled before they settle at the Opera House, and I can see myself doing that. I plan to get into other theatres, alongside working with the Royal Opera House. It’s like a family - some people have worked here longer than my lifetime - because why wouldn’t you want to work here?

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