Founded in July 2009, we have quickly earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for backstage training, specialising in degree courses, professional short courses and bespoke training programmes for the live events and creative industries.
DON'T JUST LEARN IT, LIVE IT.
Backstage Academy is like no other university. We exist for passionate and driven individuals who dream of producing breathtaking events and experiences.
From day one, our students are immersed in industry. Using best-in-class technology and equipment in state-of-the-art studio spaces, students work side-by-side with leading professionals across campus at the world-renowned Production Park.
There are many degrees out there to do with lighting, sound and stage management but what makes Backstage Academy stand out are the work opportunities. Be it working in Ibiza, doing load-ins at Leeds Arena or working at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.Torin BA (Hons) Live Events Production Alumni
A CAMPUS IN THE HEART OF INDUSTRY
On the outskirts of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, the Backstage Academy campus is uniquely positioned at the heart of the world-renowned Production Park, Europe’s leading live events destination.