Where live industry learns

Backstage Academy is where live industry learns. It’s everything that goes into creating live experiences, at the heart of where it all happens. 


It’s learning from people who have actually done it. It’s learning on a campus where some of world’s biggest tours and productions are made and staged. 


It’s walking amongst the designers, artists, technicians, producers and managers that are the best in the business. It’s getting your hands on cutting-edge equipment and technology that’s used by the industry.


You end up with something far more valuable than a qualification on a piece of paper. This is not a testing ground, a mock experience or a simulation…


This is the start of your incredible career in the live events and creative industries.

DON’T JUST LEARN IT, YOU LIVE IT.

Specialist degree courses for the live events industry from lighting design, sound engineering and live visuals, to stage, production and event management.  

SHORT COURSES FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Backstage Academy provides world-class training for the live events industry. We offer a range of off-the-shelf and bespoke training courses with access to state-of-the-art production facilities for teaching and learning.

A CAMPUS IN THE HEART OF THE EVENTS INDUSTRY

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right in the heart of Production Park - Europe’s leading live events destination.


INDUSTRY LEADING PARTNERSHIPS

We are proud to be in partnership with industry leading organisations to deliver industry leading education to our students, the next generation of live events professionals.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

“The best thing about Backstage Academy was the fantastic opportunities they can give you. There are many degree courses out there to do with lighting, sound and stage management but what makes Backstage Academy stand out are the work opportunities they offer. Be it working in Ibiza, doing load-ins at Leeds Arena or working at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.”

TORIN Live Events Production FdA Graduate

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