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Backstage Courses


Work backstage with YMT as an Assistant Stage Manager!

If you're aged 16-21 and want to gain experience working with professional Stage and Technical Managers, Designers and Builders in some of the UK's best theatres the our Assistant Stage Manager course is perfect for you! This role is heavily tailored to your interests, and could include making and finding props and costumes, cueing the lighting, running the sound and ensuring the smooth running of the rehearsals and performances. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with leading theatre professionals in a major theatre across the UK. You can take part in a two or three-week residential project in July/August 2018.

These positions are suitable to secondary school and early higher education students, or other young people interested in a backstage career. For graduate opportunities, please see our Deputy Stage Manager roles as part of the Creative Trainee Scheme.

There is a fee charged to cover the training and residential costs of the Assistant Stage Manager roles. In 2017 depending on the length of the project, ASM course fees was from £750 to £1125. We do run a bursary scheme each year, for which Assistant Stage Managers are welcome to apply. For more details, follow this link