Technical Operation for Shows

Led by David Harvey

Behind the scenes, Second Tuesday Event, Workshop

10 October 2017

7.30pm, Doors 7.00pm

Admission: Members FREE, others £3, at the door

About the workshop
Ever wondered what the techies do when operating for a show,
and what on earth all those knobs and buttons are? Would you
like to have a go? We are always looking for operators and it’s
not as difficult as it looks. Come along and find out more.
In this informal and interactive workshop, we will explore how
we control the lights and sounds that are an integral part of
almost every production. We will talk about how these are cued
to synchronise with the action on the stage. There will be a
chance to have a go at following the cues for a short scene, and
we’ll cover how to recover when things go wrong (on or off the

About David
David has been doing the techie stuff for shows for a very long
time now, starting before the days of electronic controls and
computers! He works in venues of all shapes and sizes for
amateur, community and professional companies. He has
designed, rigged and operated sound and lighting, video and
other effects, and often stage managed shows. He also owns a
wide range of the tech equipment needed and sometimes builds
his own technical props and controls.

PS. Our thanks go to Jermyn Street Theatre for kindly loaning
us the lighting desk.