National Stage Management Awards 2018

Earlier this week we had a stand at the ABTT trade show at Alexandra Palace. Staff and students had a lovely time promoting the school, catching up with familiar faces and looking at all the stands and offerings from companies.

For us in the Stage Management department, the highlight of the ABTT was the National Stage Management Awards on Wednesday. The awards this year were in three categories – Individual Stage Manager, Stage Management team and Student Stage Manager. One of our third year students, Ben, was nominated for the Student award.

The category included seven nominees from various drama schools around the UK – with three highly commended awards and one winner. We were very pleased when Andy Rowley, SMA Executive Director, announced that Ben was the winner!

Ben has worked very hard during his time at Guildhall, not only on Stage Management and related skills but also on audio description and access to theatre for those with disabilities. He is currently the DSM on our Opera Double Bill production.

Further information on the SMA and the awards can be found on their website¬†and a piece about the awards was published on The Stage newspaper’s website. Congratulations to Ben and to all the other nominees and winners at the event.

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Graduation Exhibition 2018


This years Graduation Exhibition opened on Tuesday evening to VIP’s and invited guests. The Exhibition is a chance for all of our third year students to show off the work they’ve been doing over their time with us at Guildhall and is for all of the students on the Technical Theatre Arts and Video Design for Live Performance programmes.

The Exhibition was also open on Wednesday and on Thursday as part of our TTA Open Day – lots of people have been to see the work on show over the three days. Big thanks to the first year Theatre Technology and Stage Management students for helping to set everything up and to Tom from Design Realisation, who designs and manages the project every year.

Here are some highlights from the event…

Well done to all of the third years for setting up such lovely displays!