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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

Backstage Merchandise

You've seen us all wearing them, they're super cool. Ideal for working shows with LUU Backstage!

Polo shirts cost £12.50 and we have a stock of most sizes ready for collection as soon as you order! To buy a shirt, just visit the Shop page from the links at the top of this page.

You might also see people wearing Backstage hoodies or hoodies advertising various shows - there are lots of opportunity to buy these in the run-up to a show and if you're interested in a Backstage hoodie just drop us an email!

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 1 (2016/17) we worked on the following shows:
  • Music Theatre’s (MT) Little Shop of Horrors 13th-19th November
  • Dance Competition 21st-26th November
  • SMS’ Cabaret 27th Nov-3rd Dec
  • Pantomime 4th-10th Dec
In Semester 2 (2017) we are working on the following shows:
  • Opera Society's Don Giovanni 1st-4th February
  • Dance Exposé 8th-11th February
  • Dance Show 1st-4th March
  • MT's Merrily We Roll Along 8th-11th March
  • SMS' American Idiot 15th-18th March
  • LUU's The Rileys TBC


Equipment and Safety Secretary

Events Officer

First Year Rep



Social Secretary

Publicity and Communications Secretary


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