On the outskirts of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, the Backstage Academy campus is uniquely positioned at the heart of the world-renowned Production Park, Europe’s leading live events destination. 

Production Park is home to more than 20 live events businesses and multiple studio spaces enabling big productions and big creations to be nurtured, developed and realised all in one place. It is an international destination of choice for technically challenging live productions and the only place on earth where that pioneering work is continually fed back into the educational ecosystem at Backstage Academy, helping to generate the next generation of live events professionals.

Backstage Studios

The home of Backstage Academy and the location of most of your practical lessons and assessments.  

Studio 001

Europe’s first ever purpose built arena rehearsal facility towers over Production Park at 80ft tall. This mega size space has 128 tonne roof capacity, an on-site hotel, cinema, green room, en-suite dressing rooms, catering and production offices.


Mid-sized rehearsal studio predominantly used for students studying live sound engineering and hosting student-run events.  


Cutting edge pre-visualisation suite home to students studying Live Visual Design & Production (and the Live Visuals pathway of Live Events Production).

Talkbox & Computer Labs

100 seater lecture theatre plus a range of smaller seminar & media rooms, computer suites and breakout spaces. 


On campus café from Rockpool Tour Caterers - home of the best home made pizzas in town and discounted prices for students. 

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