Introduction to SMA Membership

We have different types of Individual memberships availible depending on your circumstances, whether you are already working as a Professional Stage Manager, or whether you  have a keen  interest in Stage Management  as a regular theatre goer or on an amateur basis or are studying to be a Stage Manager . Anyone with an interest in Stage Management in full time education whether it is a Theatre related course or not can be a Member. You may be a student overseeing student productions, enjoying the buzz of behind the scenes of a performance and need some valuable insights.

If you are studying at a University, College, or  Drama School on a course approved by the SMA, then you can apply to be  be a Graduate Member

If you have worked in Stage Management and are now retired and would like to kept informed then being a Retired  member would be just ideal.

  As soon as possible after we receive an application and the related payment to join us we will provide you with access to the Members Only area of the website . Please feel free to ask any questions by contacting the SMA office.


SMA  Membership is also availble or Organisations and Companies including: Theatres, Companies, Colleges & Supporters
If you are a theatre/company, a Conference of Drama Schools Member, an FE or HE college with a technical theatre course, or any other company or voluntary organisation, then please read through the details here 

SMA Membership Information

Membership can be completed entirely online, by email or by post.

For Professional and Graduate members applications an up to copy of your CV will need to be emailed in addition to an applicaiton completed online- Thank you.

Please read the membership for information on how.

These are just some of the benefits:

1: Advocacy on behalf of members and the profession
2: Support through a wide range of services
3: Meetings, talks, backstage tours, networking events
4: Members' area of this website, including an ever increasing resource section and jobs noticeboard
5: Information, publications, surveys and consultations relevant to stage management
6: Staff and other members' expertise for help, advice, support and problem solving
7: Career development advice and training opportunities

8. Jobs services including Freelist, (Professional and Graduate Members only ) and  Free recruitment jobs page / adverts, ensuring that they are updated on a daily basis
9: Special discounts including:

  • Discount on subscriptions to THE STAGE newspaper
  • 25% reduction off Mandy ( formerly Stage Jobs Pro) premium membership (Individual Members only)
  • Free online membership of Spotlight with full, updateable, CV listing  (Individual Members only)

Click on the links in the yellow boxes to find out more about each membership category, and contact the SMA Office if you are not such which is the right one for you!
email the SMA here


Click this link to be taken to the Indivudual Membership page

Membership process and approval

When a membership application (and up to date CV for a Professional or Graduate) and payment are received a confirmation email will be sent with the Website Log in to the Members' Only  Area along with a receipt.

Professional Members need to provide the contact name and email of 2 referees who we will contact for details of  stage Management work ; Graduate Member applications will be required provide details of your place of study  and we will contact your tutor.

Applications for  all individual membership, including applications to re-join by former members and changes from one type of membership to another, are subject to approval by the SMA Board of Directors before your membership can be completed.

Details of new members, upgrades and rejoiners applications  are submitted to the SMA Board once a month on or around the 29th, as a formality the Board has 5 days to respond . Therefore the majority of applications are completed in the first week of the following month when a confirmation email is sent. If you have any questions please do not hesiate to contact the SMA by email or by telephone.