THE HOME OF LIVE EVENTS EDUCATION

Backstage Academy is like no other university. We exist for passionate and driven individuals who dream of producing breathtaking events.


We offer specialist undergraduate degrees and short courses for the live events industry and are proud to be a small and exclusive institution where students are known by name rather than their student number.


From day one, our students are immersed in industry. Using best-in-class technology and equipment in state-of-the-art studio spaces, students work side-by-side with leading professionals across campus at the world-renowned Production Park. 

AT BACKSTAGE, YOU DON’T JUST LEARN IT, YOU LIVE IT.

Specialist degree courses for the live events industry from lighting design, sound engineering and live visuals, to stage, production and event management.  

SHORT COURSES FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Backstage Academy provides world-class training for the live events industry. We offer a range of off-the-shelf and bespoke training courses with access to state-of-the-art production facilities for teaching and learning.

A CAMPUS IN THE HEART OF THE EVENTS INDUSTRY

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right in the heart of Production Park - Europe’s leading live events destination.


INDUSTRY LEADING PARTNERSHIPS

We are proud to be in partnership with industry leading organisations to deliver industry leading education to our students, the next generation of live events professionals.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

“The best thing about Backstage Academy was the fantastic opportunities they can give you. There are many degree courses out there to do with lighting, sound and stage management but what makes Backstage Academy stand out are the work opportunities they offer. Be it working in Ibiza, doing load-ins at Leeds Arena or working at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.”


TORIN Live Events Production FdA Graduate

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