Job ProfileTheatre/Events Electrician

You’ll be bringing theatre and stage productions to life in this role, by setting up lighting rigs and operating lighting control systems.

Your job will be to build electrical, mechanical, electronic and lighting effects, and also identify and fix faults should you need to. You’ll be using computers and CAD plans as part of your work, and linking in with other software to get everything set up.

Because you’ll be working up high and on lighting rigs, you’ll need to complete additional safety training and work in line with all current health and safety regulations.


You’ll need the industry recognised S/NVQ Level 3 electrotechnical qualification – an apprenticeship is the best route to gain this if you’re starting out in your career.

Other training is also needed to help ensure you’re safe when working at heights.

ProgressionOnce you’ve started to gain experience there are lots of progression opportunities within the theatre, events and audio visual arenas. Roles such as Senior Lighting Technician, Lighting Programmer and Lighting Operations Manager and others are available once you have your core skills and have done further training.