NIDA Technical Production

Technical Production

For adults 18+

Level: Core Techniques

Behind every show or event is a skilled group of stage managers, lighting, sound and technical effects people. This course provides a practical introduction to the equipment and production processes which allow you to take control behind the scenes.

Course components

  • Uncover the technical roles and responsibilities within a theatre environment.
  • Discover the principles of lighting and sound as you participate in practical exercises.
  • Learn WHS standards and effective communication strategies as you delve into the responsibilities of being a stage manager.


  • Knowledge of different lights, rigging, techniques and safe practice.
  • Ability to operate a sound desk, EQ and an awareness of analogue and digital differences.
  • Practical experience as a stage manager through calling exercises and mark-up of a performance space.

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • 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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