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Provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance or event

During the creative venue technician apprenticeship, you’ll play an active role in the technical operation across a variety of established creative venues, such as theatres, arts centres and broadcast studios. You’ll train to become multi-skilled across a range of technical disciplines and develop a broad level of knowledge. You’ll become competent in lighting, audio, video and building services, and apply them to your resident premises or production. You’ll also develop skills in stagecraft techniques such as carpentry, operating stage machinery and performing scene changes. This will allow you to set up, rig, operate, maintain and repair technical equipment as used in creative venues to facilitate the rehearsal and presentation of live performance. You’ll be able to use your skills to realise and respond to the development of the creative team’s vision, as well as the upkeep of your resident venue or touring production.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Drama and DT

Entry requirements for the creative venue technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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