Experience Opportunity

Stage Lighting

This one-week in-person course introduces you to the work of an electrics department in the theatre industry and its accessories, including lamps, lenses, lanterns and luminaires. You will get hands-on experience rigging and focusing lanterns, as well as guidance on how to interpret a lighting plan.

What can I expect?

The course covers:

- Safe working and electrical theory, including a practical plug wiring exercise

- Basic fault finding

- Use of DMX to control dimmers, moving lights, scrollers, etc.

- Advice on how to prepare for a show

- Advice on how to control lights using manual and memory desks

There will also be a tour of the backstage areas of Guildhall's performance spaces to demonstrate how to resource a producing venue.

Participation Bursaries are available for this course (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 13 June 2022).

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in lighting and its use in a theatrical or narrative context.