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LUU Backstage Society are a group of students who love to get involved off-stage within the theatre - from lighting and sound design, to stage crew, management and set, and lots more in between!
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Interested in Backstage?

The easiest way to find out exactly what we do and get involved is by signing up to the mailing list!

You don't need any experience and there's no obligation - you can sign up here!

What is LUU Backstage?

LUU Backstage Society are a group of students who all share a common interest in the off-stage activities within the theatre. We were honoured in 2013-14 to receive the Riley Award for LUU Best Society and the award for LUU Best Performance Society 2015-16!

All members of the society are volunteers and provide their time and expertise completely for free. We all have different interests in the artistic, design and technical disciplines within the world of live entertainment and technical theatre. We provide support to all of LUU's Performing Societies working on over 15 productions per year.

Our members work with some of the best equipment in the industry and provide services including:

  • Lighting design and operation
  • Stage Management
  • Stage Crewing
  • Set design and construction
  • Sound design and engineering
  • Rigging and installation

If you have experience in any of the above or would just like to learn and get involved, then we would love to hear from you. Everyone has to complete a basic training induction and after that we can provide full training in other areas as necessary - sessions include training on specific equipment and introductions to lighting design, sound design, set and stage management.

Backstage is not all about crewing shows... socials include the legendary show week curry night, nights out with the cast, trips to the theatre and bowling!

For more information about what we do and how you can get involved please contact us at

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

Backstage meets for training, socials, building, design, rehearsals and performances almost every week of term - sometimes every day! To find out more, join our mailing list! We also meet for Backstage Breakfast once a week in Old Bar - if you've joined the Society, just check the Backstage Facebook group and keep an eye out for posts about breakfast! If you're not a member yet, that's fine - just drop us an email to!

Upcoming Events

We hold training sessions and Saturday workshops throughout the year alongside the show calendar - for more details, join the mailing list or get in touch with the Committee!


In Semester 2 (2018) we worked on the following shows:
  • Opera Society's 'The Marriage of Figaro' 31st Jan-3rd February
  • Dance Exposé 7th-10th February
  • MT's 'RENT' 21st-24th February
  • Dance Show 1st-3rd March
  • LAMMPS' 'All Shook Up' 15th-17th March
  • SMS' 'Sweet Charity' 18th-21st April
  • LUU's The Rileys 27th April
In Semester 1 (2018) we are working on the following shows:
  • Music Theatre’s (MT) Urinetown 14th-17th November
  • Dance Competition 21st-24th November
  • SMS’ In the Heights 5th -8th Dec
  • Pantomime Society's 'Rumplestiltskin' 12th-15th Dec


Equipment and Safety Secretary

Events Officer


Open Seat



Publicity and Communications Secretary

The following groups or projects are run by Backstage

Backstage First Year Rep 2018

Election for the role of First Year Representative for the remainder of the 2018/19 academic year. This committee position will help committee ensure the 1st Year students are represented.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 14:00 on Friday 14 December 2018 (in 4 hours and 48 minutes)

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