NIDA Stage Management Essentials

Stage Management Essentials

Level: Beginner

For adults 18+

Explore the essential role of the Stage Manager in live performance. Understand the creative, technical and managerial expertise required in stage management. Be introduced to methods of scheduling, rehearsal protocol, show calling and communication within a creative ensemble.

Course components

  • Identify the various essential tasks of the Stage Manager
  • Learn the standard procedures and documentation required in stage management
  • Participate in practical exercises e.g. marking up a stage, scheduling and calling a show.


  • A thorough understanding of the complex role of the Stage Manager
  • Knowledge of professional standard procedures of Stage Management for live performance
  • Practical experience in a selection of basic stage management tasks
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  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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