Backstage is a group of students who provide technical expertise at a wide range of events.  We deal with live events like Freshers' Week, theatre performances, club nights, band nights & more.  This means we work closely with other arts sociteies and the SU.  We work both on- and off-campus providing lighting, sound, set design, pyrotechnics, stage management and event management expertise.

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Who are Backstage?

Backstage are a student group dedicated to all the behind-the-scenes aspects that go into putting on shows and events. We provide the technical knowledge for other student groups looking to put on events, supporting a wide range including the Students' Union Summer Ball and Freshers' Week, theatre performances from student and external performers, club nights in the Tub and many more.

We work both on- and off-campus, and through Backstage you can get involved in lighting, sound, set design, pyrotechnics, stage management, event management and more!

Reasons to Join

Whether you are an experienced technician or have never been to a theatre, Backstage is the perfect place to learn about and get involved in the events industry. The year is packed full of events to get involved with for any knowledge level. We run regular training sessions throughout the year and organise external training courses, with training always open and free to all members. Alongside events, we have socials, pub tours, theatre and convention trips, and joint socials with other societies we regularly collaborate with.

How to Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved! Check out examples of the events we do here and what you can get involved with! Backstage does such a variety: we design and program the lighting for theatre, dance, and live shows; we do sound design and mixing for everything from small gigs to Freshers Week acts! There are also musicals, big bands, and speeches to cover any of your interests. You could design and build sets for shows using our workshop, stage-manage theatre and live shows, be a stagehand or radio mic tech, or technical event manage some of the largest events at the university! There's something for everyone!

I want to join Backstage!

When you're ready to join, membership is free with the Societies Area Membership!

Once you've signed up please email our secretary so we can add you to our mailing list! If you're a student group looking to contact us for an event please visit our website or read our FAQ.


  • Backstage Standard Membership£0.00

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, visit our office (1E 3.4), or come to one of our weekly update meetings (please email the secretary for the room).

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