VenueTech Cup

For outstanding contribution to backstage or technical theatre crafts

VenueTech Cup

In every high school, a handful of students will be diligently working behind the scenes for each assembly, showcase, prizegiving, or production, looking after and exploring the crafts of lighting, sound, AV or stage management.

We have offered our region's high schools trophies to recognise these students' efforts.

The VenueTech Cup is awarded to students of any age or year to celebrate their outstanding contribution to backstage or technical theatre craft.

VenueTech Cup Recipients

Nayland College

2023 - Solomon Macbeth
 - Kahu Sanson
- Kahu Sanson
2020 - N/A
- Jasmine Day

Garin College

2023 - Luke Lamont
- Luke Lamont

Nelson College

2023 - George Vesty
- Conroy Douglas

"The VenueTech Cup recognises the application of creative and technical skills one can only acquire in drama spaces, music rooms or hall tech booths - which, like many in our industry, was where my journey began.

We think it's essential to acknowledge the students who give so much of themselves to support their peers - in roles that tend to become invisible when performed well!

We also hope to signal the events technology sector is a bonafide industry with numerous diverse career paths - all highly professional, challenging, deeply rewarding, and financially viable."


JR Richardson - Managing Director