Technical Team


The Technical Team work wonders…it is a badge of honour to be part of the team, especially if you want to work in technical theatre in the future.

You will help produce the Festival. You will be empowered but mentored, you will have responsibility but be supported. You will participate in workshops and see shows, if your schedule allows. It will be a full-on learning experience like no other.

Applications to be on the NSDF 20 Technical Team will open in November 2019. 



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


You might help build a venue from the ground up, adapt an unconventional space to make it ready for a site specific performance or be part of the team who create the evening events - the disco, quiz, cabaret and open mic. Or do all of the above! You will get to learn how to operate state of the art equipment, provided by our Technical Sponsors.

No experience is necessary to apply. However, if you do have some experience, whether at your local theatre or at university or college, we will make sure you are challenged to do more, learn more and try something new.

You will be led by a team of professional technicians who support you throughout the week. The professional team will led by Technical Director, Graeme Nixon.

NSDF encourages a diverse range of voices to apply and is a passionate believer in Equal Opportunities for all.


You deliver a quite extraordinary, inspiring festival 

Ruari Cormack | SLX Business Development Manager | Technical Sponsor 


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 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