Sound, lighting and stage management

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Join our Production and Technical Team if you are interested in:

  • gaining practical knowledge about the technical side of performing arts
  • learning how sound and lighting systems work for gigs, events and shows
  • building stages and sets
  • finding out what happens backstage
  • developing sound engineering skills.
Sound engineer setting up microphone


Wednesday 10:30 to 16:30, Centre for Music workshop

Every Wednesday afternoon, come along to our Centre for Music workshop, where you can get involved in building sets and using lighting rigs.

The Production and Technical Team provide support to Centre for Music events throughout the year. In 2019 the team designed and built the Centre for Music Jazz club from scratch.

There will be opportunities to get backstage at events in some of Bristol’s most iconic venues, such as the Bristol Beacon, the Old Vic and  the Bristol Hippodrome. 

It’s a great way to learn new skills and get involved with the performing arts industry, from theatre productions to live concerts. 

Workshops take place on Wednesdays in the Centre for Music workshop, near the Community Garden.

Sound engineering

If being a sound engineer for live music events is more your thing, there are opportunities to train alongside experienced sound engineers and learn the ropes at live events at venues on campus and in the city.

Contact Gareth Ashworth at or the Centre for Music at to get involved.

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