Technical Team

Applications for the Technical Team will open in Autumn. 

The Technical Team work wonders: help us build the Festival and receive training in lighting, sound and video operation, stage management, artist liaison and the list goes on.

You will get to work with state of the art equipment provided by some of the biggest suppliers in the Industry. You will build venues from the ground up, adapt unconventional spaces to make them ready for performance, work in professional theatres and studios and then tech any number of the different productions we host during the week.

You’ll also have the freedom to play with light, video and sound as you design and tech our evening events such as the open mic night.

Being on the Technical Team will give you an intensive introduction to, and training in, whatever aspect of technical design/management you’re interested in, and we will make sure you get the chance to attend workshops with leading industry professionals in the areas of your interest.

No experience is necessary! Full training will be given, however if you do have some experience we will make sure that you have the opportunity to be in a role with more responsibilities. Take a look at our Tech Team Pros who will be there throughout the week to guide, inform and support you.


The sense of community amongst all the teams and of having a wider conversation was fantastic. I truly felt I was a part of the festival’s being, which I don’t always feel as a technician. 

Technical Team Member | NSDF 18 Survey 


sponsorship and equipment

You will get use the most up to date equipment provided by our sponsors in workshops and in supporting the productions.
Our main technical sponsor is SLX


In the past two years equipment has been supplied by:

All Access | Ambersphere | Avolites | Blackout | D & B Audiotechnik | Design Software Solutions | Eaton – Zero 88

etc ltd | Figure 53 | Green Hippo | Goboplus.Com | Lee Filters | Lyon Equipment | Martin Professional | Nexo Sa

Shure Distribution | UK Stage Sound Services | Troikatronix | YSLV