Backstage Pass Tutorials

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Lessons

The Stage Explained

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

A brief video on different stage directions and where the terms came from.

Who does what?

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Everyone has an important part to play and everyone is there to help each other. How backstage crew work together.

The ‘bump in/ bump out’ process

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

As a new backstage tech you’ll definitely be helping with the show’s bump in and bump out.
So what’s a bump in and bump out?

Masking Explained

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this tutorial we’re going to be talking about Masking. What is it and how is it used.

Curtains Explained

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

In theatre, curtains are used extensively. So what are they and what do they do.

Flats Explained

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

You’ll be handling flats on bump ins and bump outs, so here’s how to work with them correctly.

Rolling Cable

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Standard

Rolling cables is one of the most commonly used skills so you need to know how to roll them correctly.

Manual Handling

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Lifting correctly helps prevent injury. Here are a few pointers you need to know

Working in dark places

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

One of the challenges working backstage is that it can be pretty dark so we are going to look at how to stay safe.

Working at Heights

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

This video highlights some dangers and considerations to keep in mind when working at heights.

Working with Electricity

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

In a theatre you will be working with electricity. This video highlights what you should and shouldn’t do when working with electricity.