World-Class training for the world’s greatest stages
Preparing an internationally acclaimed technical theatre and live music sector supporting the best stages in the world.
The Skills Academy is a membership network of over 200 theatre and live music employers and 20 further education colleges throughout England. We recognise, develop and improve skills opportunities for those entering the creative and cultural industry and those already employed within it. We aim to provide a single, collective standard for skills development in our sector, responding to a predicted need for 30,000 skilled backstage workers by 2017.
Members range from The Royal Opera House to Festival Republic (producers of the largest outdoor Festivals such as Glastonbury and Leeds) and the Ambassador Theatre Group to White Light.