Gain backstage and technical theatre experience and skills with a range of leading theatre venues and companies including Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Central (Chatham), Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre.

Led by industry professionals, these days offer hands-on practical experience of backstage and technical theatre including stage and production management, crewing, scenic design, lighting and sound.

Our next visit will take us to The Gulbenkian to see Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy’s The Pied Piper on Friday 8th December. The performance will be followed by a stage management talk, set tour and Q&A with the Gulbenkian LX and Sound team.  

These opportunities can lead to work experience placements with Icon and paid roles as part of the backstage crew on Icon’s professional theatre productions.


Varies (Transport provided)


This is a free opportunity.

How To Take Part

Technical and Backstage Training Days run three times a year and details are advertised on this webpage and our social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Icon provides train or coach travel for these experiences. To take part or for further information, contact:

Phone: 01634 813179
WhatsApp: using the green button on our website homepage

What is Icon’s Incubator programme?

Icon’s Incubator programme provides work experience, careers advice and mentoring, backstage and technical training, and an Assistant Director Placement programme, nurturing the next generation of set, lighting and sound designers, directors, producers, administrators, technicians and backstage crew.

‘It has been lifechanging. Lady Unchained has helped get my life changed, I’ve started to look for opportunities on the outside, and see that there is life after prison.’
— Young Artist, Cookham Wood Young People’s Theatre Programme

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