Welcome to Stage-Management.co.uk
The online Stage Management resource.

Useful organisations

Equity is the only Trade Union to represent artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment.
It encompasses the whole range of professional entertainment so the membership includes actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, stage managers, theatre directors and designers, variety and circus artists, television and radio presenters, walk-on and supporting artists, stunt performers and directors and theatre fight directors.


Stage Management Association (SMA)
The SMA the only body exclusively supporting and representing professional Stage Management in the UK.
The main services to members are:-
•Help with finding work The ‘FREELIST’ with details of members available for work goes out monthly to 900+ potential employers. SMA members may also post their CV’s on the Spotlight website.
• Website Post questions and requests on the forum and share your experiences with other stage managers, download the blue form, access jobs and digs details, check the links pages and keep up with SMA news...plus lots more.
• Networking Meet fellow stage managers at our regular get togethers in London and Edinburgh, the SMA awards, on backstage tours and seminars.
• Cueline Read about issues of interest to stage management, or and about other stage managers and their show colleagues, hunt for digs, props advice, and relevant reading in the acclaimed bi monthly magazine.
• Representation to other organisations e.g. Equity.
• Publications The SMA currently publishes: ‘Notes for Company managers’ , ‘Stage Management Notes’ , ‘A Stage Managers Guide…..’ to various Equity Contracts, ‘SMA guide to props and propping; , and ‘ SMA guide to touring venues’.
• Training courses see above.
• Advice centre on all matters relating to Stage Management.
• The Annual SMA Stage Manager of the Year Award.


Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
BECTU membership is open to all in the following UK employment sectors:
• Broadcasting including BBC, ITV companies and Channel 4.
• Film including film production, distribution and exhibition.
• Theatre including West End and Regional theatres.
• Entertainment including leisure centres and bingo.
• Interactive media including web production and games software.
The union represents permanently employed, contract and freelance workers within these sectors.