Welcome to Backstage Academy

We are now welcoming applications for degree courses beginning in 2014:

Foundation Degree Live Events Production

NEW: BA Top Up Live Events Production

NEW: BA Visual Production

Download 2014-2015 Prospectus


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School/College visits


"The course is very hands on with tuition from some of the best experts in the industry and provides you with the knowledge and skills for various careers in live events."
- Emily Monaghan, FdA Graduate, 2013

"Backstage Academy...is a great idea, the industry has been crying out for something that's being run in the way that this is being run for many, many years. If there had been something like that when I started I could have got in and got a lot further a lot quicker."
GCB, Production Manager for Editors, 2012

BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® is a training centre of excellence for the creative, performance and live event production industry, leading the way for skills development within this sector. We pride ourselves on working only with carefully selected lecturers, education consultants and industry tutors to ensure we are providing the very best training possible.

The ACADEMY benefits from its unique link to some of the world's leading productions and production personelle, through its location at the famous LS-Live rehearsal studio and is an Apple Authorised Training Centre. LS-Live is Europe's biggest studio rehearsal and production facility that services high profile artists like Kasabian, Lady Gaga, Kylie, Genesis and Dizzee Rascal; TV and film productions from ITV, BBC, MatteBlackFilms and Sitcom Soldiers; and pre-production for brands like Jaguar, Monster Energy and Formula One. The ACADEMY was born out of the rising need for a skilled, technical workforce for the growing behind-the-scenes world of creative production. It's an industry-led initiative working within the education sector, offering quality, relevant and practical training at the heart of where it happens.

Short courses can also be delivered remotely - we are happy to discuss this with you. We can also write custom courses to suit your individual needs and tailor our existing courses to make them more relevant to your staff. If you want to discuss the possibilities of us coming to you or writing a custom course please give Robin Watkinson a call on 01977 659880.

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