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Theatre Stagehand

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At a Glance... header image

Theatre stagehands prepare the stage for a performance, move scenery and clear away afterwards.


The Work header image

Stagehands work in theatres setting up scenery, furniture and props before performances. They also change things around in between scenes and during the interval. They may raise and lower the stage curtain.  
 
Stagehands may be responsible for the basic maintenance of stage sets, furniture and props as well as being involved in their construction. They must make sure all the scenery is secure. At the end of a performance, they take down scenery and store it in an accessible way. The Stagehand may also be involved in sound and lighting in smaller theatre companies.  
 
Stagehands may need to travel if the company is touring.

 


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You will need good general fitness because of all the lifting, bending and climbing involved. There may be long periods of time waiting for scene changes so patience is essential, as is the ability to work quickly at busy times. It is helpful to have practical skills and perhaps some basic carpentry or DIY skills. You must be able to fit into a team. You must also be efficient and careful when moving props and equipment.


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Organisation: SIPTU (Film & Entertainment Branch)
  Address: Liberty Hall, Dublin 1
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Organisation: National Theatre of Ireland
  Address: Abbey Street, Dublin 1
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Organisation: National Theatre of Ireland
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