Working for all stage managers in the UK


Welcome! This is the new SMA website.  Members: LOGIN using your email address that you use for SMAA and RESET your password to access the members areas.

Members are also asked to check their payment status and that their current payment card is up to date to allow AUTOMATIC RENEWAL PAYMENTS on the new site. Notice will be sent by email when renewal payments are due. Please contact SMA if you need assistance or advice at any time.

PLEASE NOTE- 1:  the transfer of accounts opened close to the rollout date of this new site is a manual process the first time, so kindly bear with us as we update and open some accounts and tweak the new system.

PLEASE NOTE - 2: FREELIST:  Any submissions made from this form on our ‘old’ website for the MARCH FREELIST between 8th February 2024 and 19th February 2024 (when the old site was taken down) WILL NOT automatically APPEAR on the MARCH Freelist.

Submissions for the MARCH 2024 Freelist must be made on THIS SITE which is live after 20th February 2024.  So PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION FOR MARCH 2024 FREELIST is made AFTER 20th February 2024 using this site

Please contact SMA if you need assistance or advice at any time


At SMA we advocate for and support stage management in all aspects of live events and theatre work: creative, practical, contractual and interpersonal. We work to maintain high standards in our work, decent terms and conditions for all stage management, and for making a positive contribution to world class live shows and events made or shown in the UK: supporting excellence in performance. We stand up for mutual respect, open communications and fair dealing in all aspects of backstage work. We provide resources and information to assist everyone who wishes to start a stage management career.

Our membership process is open and fair, and we support members in finding work and during their working contracts. We are a PIPA partner and Stage Sight member, and stand for opportunity and diversity in the workplace.

Our named person for individuals to use if they wish to contact SMA directly about any Stage Sight related work, initiatives, case studies, job opportunities and/or other related enquiries is Andy Rowley (Executive Director) .

Members and non-members can (and do) also contact ‘SMA Team’ via . We respond openly and in a timely way to any such enquiries we receive.

Read SMA 5 Points of Principle here

Freelist and jobs

The SMA’s Freelist is a list of professional stage management who are currently available for work. Logged-in SMA members can download the Freelist here, while non-members can request a free copy from the SMA Office.

Employers can also advertise jobs directly to our members, for free. Logged-in SMA members can view the Jobs Board here.


SMA training is open to all. SMA members receive a discount. More information.

Resources & support

Logged-in members can access a wide range of resources and links on this website, including theatre digs, rehearsal room listings, arts organisations, work agreements, paperwork templates, etc. The SMA office staff are always available for any members’ queries.

Pay the SMA

Membership subscriptions: login to your My Account page.

Other payments: to pay for SMA courses, etc, please click here.