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Educational Workshops

Expand your knowledge, increase your skill-set

Educations workshops, for you.

Our educational workshops cover a wide range of topics that can be pitched to any age, at any level of experience.

From basic overviews that introduce underlying concepts to beginners, through to advanced techniques that build on existing knowledge.

Understand your gear

If you own (or are expected to use) sound or lighting equipment, one of our professional technicians can teach you industry best practices so you can work safely, with confidence and extract the most of your setup.

Tailored to fit

We understand that every situation is unique, so we will tailor your educational workshop to suit.

Whether you are an individual or large group; musicians, a theatre group or school students; experienced hands, or novices; we will alter the delivery to your specific needs.

Subject matter

JR will work with each client to understand their specific needs and tailor a workshop to meet your outcomes.

The following topics and more are available for discussion

Sound Engineering

    • System set up and operation
    • Live stage microphones for music
    • Radio headset microphones for theatre
    • Live sound engineering techniques
    • Recording / multi-track mixing
    • Theatrical sound design
    • Mixing for musicals or concerts

Stage Lighting

    • Safe rigging practices
    • DMX - How it works
    • Operating lighting equipment
    • Stage lighting design
    • Programming Lights

Other Topics

    • Production design
    • Technical management
    • Counterweight fly-tower operation

There are also numerous sub-subjects that can also be explored!

Subject matter

JR will work with each client to understand their specific needs and tailor a workshop to meet your outcomes.

The following topics and more are available for discussion

Sound Engineering

    • System set up and operation
    • Live stage microphones for music
    • Radio headset microphones for theatre
    • Live sound engineering techniques
    • Recording / multi-track mixing
    • Theatrical sound design
    • Mixing for musicals or concerts

Stage Lighting

    • Safe rigging practices
    • DMX - How it works
    • Operating lighting equipment
    • Stage lighting design
    • Programming Lights

Other Topics

    • Production design
    • Technical management
    • Counterweight fly-tower operation

There are also numerous sub-subjects that can also be explored!

Location recording studio Educational Workshops

Venue

Where you run your workshop will depend on largely what content is being covered.

Some subject matter only requires access to a projector and whiteboard, while others require practical exercises to be effective, so lighting or sound equipment will be required.

If you are seeking tuition specifically on your own equipment, or have access to technical facilities (i.e at your school or rehearsal space), then that would be the best venue for our workshop.

If required, we can arrange access to a number of Nelson's professional performance venues including the Theatre Royal and Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

Theatre Royal Crew Training Courses

As the Venue Technical Managers of the Theatre Royal, We developed a suite of crew training courses for non-professional users.

These educational workshops are held on-stage after work for the roles of Venue Stage Manager, Fly Operator, and Technicians.

They are affordably priced and open to members of the public who want to learn about the venue's systems and get involved backstage.

Click here to learn more about the Theatre Royal Crew Training Courses

We would love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch.

JR@venuetech.nz  |  027 461 6458

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