Backstage Skills Workshop Series

with UHT’s Head Technician Clynton Jones & Stage Carpenter Allen Laverty

Expand your skills beyond Gaffer tape!

Join us backstage in the theatre for a series of hands-on workshops tailored to introducing all-comers into the mystical art of working backstage and under blue light. Come along to one or come to them all! No experienced required.

We are open to suggestions of areas students would like to learn more about. Email your ideas to


Session 1 – Thursday 15th August 11am -12:30pm – Theatre 101
Session 2 –Thursday 22nd August, 11am -12:30pm – Workshop tips and tricks
Session 3 – Thursday 29th August, 11am -12:30pm – Mics, Radio Mics and the Mixing Console.
Session 4 – Thursday 5th September, 11am -12:30pm – Sets, Flats & Design
No workshop – Thursday 12th September
Session 5 – Thursday 19th September, 11:00am -12:30pm – Lighting Programming

Where: Meet at the Union House Theatre office, level 1, Union House and you will be taken backstage.
Cost: FREE!
Signup via the Facebook Event

Participation in Workshops and Masterclasses is open to all University of Melbourne students.
Places are limited so register early.
If you have any questions email or call 83446975