Associate membership

  • Are you interested in stage management?
  • Do you want to become an SMA Professional Member but don’t quite have the references?
  • Do you volunteer with an amateur theatre company?
  • Or would you simply like to support the work of the SMA?
  • Have you worked in Stage Management and are now retired (over the age of 63)?

For information on what SMA Membership can do for you, and the application form, read on:

What does it offer?


The SMA quarterly magazine Cueline brings news and views about stage management; it is packed with informative articles on theatres, jobs, props, websites, trends in stage management and the performing arts in general; new legislation affecting the theatre and the putting on of shows. The SMA also produces a weekly email Agenda every Tuesday and publishes factsheets and guides available FREE to all our members, available in the members exclusive section of the SMA Website.

Networking & Events

Meet others with similar interests at our regular member events including exclusive backstage tours and seminars.


The SMA offers a range of practical courses and seminars throughout the year run by working professionals at discounted rates for members.

Practical Advice

The SMA was formed by stage managers for stage managers. If you are working in the amateur sector we know the problems, you may encounter and can offer advice or simply someone to talk to. If we don’t know the answer, we know a member who does.


The SMA is the only body in the UK exclusively representing stage management. We take the concerns of the profession to the right people; make the collective stage management voice heard. The SMA raises the profile of stage management and the issues that affect it.

If you are looking for work – paid or voluntary (formerly Stage Jobs Pro) Premium Membership 25% discount. Whilst you can list yourself on SJP for free, to access the job details in full requires Premium Membership. SMA Website. Constantly updated jobs listings only available only for SMA Members.

And if you are looking for professional experience

One observation or work placement with a SMA Professional Member brokered by the SMA. This could lead to the professional referee you are looking for to apply for SMA Professional membership.

Who is eligible?

Any individual with an interest in stage management.

What do I need to do now?

Fill in the application form below.

What does it cost?

SMA Subscription Fees May 01 2022

Subscription level  Price Join/rejoin

Associate – annual £54.00 £15.00

Associate – annual (print) £65.00 £15.00

Retired £38.00  

Retired (print) £50.00  

Keep in touch £15  


Associate annual membership: £54 renewal (£69.00 first year which includes a £15 joining fee ) 
Associate annual membership inc. the print version of 2 Cuelines: £65 renewal (First-Year £80.00 which includes a £15 joining fee ) 
Retired annual membership: £38
Retired annual membership inc. the print version of 2 Cuelines: £50

Keep InTouch Membership £15

Payment can be made via the website once your application is received and you will be contacted by email. It is possible to pay via BACS or cheque, please contact the SMA Office for details.

Apply for SMA Associate membership



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