Lighting and sound workshop poster Sold out

Dates and times

Saturday 16th Feb to Sunday 17th Feb 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


Adults $35.00
High School Students $10.00

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This is an introductory workshop for those interested in learning Lighting and Sound in amateur theatre, but could be applied to professional work, including film and setting up music concerts etc. It will consist of a mixture of theory and hands-on experience. It’s run over 2 days. Participants need to be 14 years and above.

It is run by four theatre techs that have been doing lighting and sound for many years.

Course Overview

Types of lights, smoke machines, lighting boards, patching, dimmers, LED lights, moving lights, cue programs, basic lighting design, cables, speakers, amps, audio mixers, microphones.

Hands-On work:
Rigging lights (including LEDs), gelling lights to get different colours, focussing lights on stage, putting light levels up and down, and programming in a scene with a lighting board.

Plugging in speakers, running, securing and coiling cables, playing sound samples from a laptop, and setting levels on a sound mixer.
House, Safety, Emergency and Backstage Lights, Extractor Fans/Air Conditioning, Heaters, Backstage Audio Monitors, RTs (Walkie-Talkies), and Pumphouse comms system.

Other theory:
General safety- overview of WorkSafe rules, rigging from the catwalk in a harness- overview of WorkSafe courses, working outside – The Pumphouse Amphitheatre, fault finding and fixing, teamwork, pyrotechnics- getting a license etc.