The Stage

SMA National Stage Management Awards make a welcome return in 2024 at ABTT Theatre Show Alexandra Palace  – 5th June 2024 at 1 :30 PM with drinks reception following .  (ABTT Theatre Show is 5-6 June 2024).


Thanks to THE STAGE, to ABTT Theatre Show and our category sponsors for your continued support 

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Sustainable Production: SMA is committed to supporting sustainable production and theatre practice in the UK and we make regular contributions to the Theatre Green Book . Our judges will take account of good sustainable practice and initiatives when reviewing nominations in every category of the SMA National Stage Management Awards

SMA Awards Programme  PDF        Nominations 2024

In 2024 the awards categories are as follows:

The Antonia Collins award for early career stage managers.
Including final year graduates in vocational training and all entrants to the industry since May 2022. For a significant and notable start in stage management work in theatre shows and live events. Demonstrating care and kindness as well as exceptional skill in their craft.     The Antonia Collins Award for early career stage managers. Sponsored by The Bamboo Manager Project.  A grey and white logo

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SMA STAGE ELECTRICS Team Award for stage management in regional and subsidised theatre and live events   For teams of any size distinguishing themselves through excellent teamwork (as appropriate) and skills and technical performance above the usual high standard in a show or season ( Qualifying period May 2023 – May 2024- with consideration for nominations for 2022.) Stage Management Desks | Stage Electrics (         Leading innovation in the world of stage management desks for decades.

SMA Clear-Com Team Award for stage management in West End and Commercial touring and Large scale live events.   For teams of any size distinguishing themselves through excellent teamwork, communications, and exceptional skills and performance above the normal high standard in a show or season.  ( Qualifying period May 2023 – May 2024- with consideration for nominations for 2022.)     Clear-Com Markets (      We help deliver superb performances with clear communication  

SMA Stage Management Achievement Award for Fringe and Small Scale stage management.   For teams and individual SMs showing exceptional skills and performance in small scale theatre shows and festivals and  live events (including touring and children’s shows) where the creative use of limited resources and different challenges and exceptional achievement in smaller scale work will be taken into account and recognised.

SMA David Ayliff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Stage Management   For exceptional work and a lasting legacy over a working lifetime in stage or live events management and / or training and mentoring.         David Ayliff Award is sponsored by Terry Lee Dickson, proud to have been the recipient in 2023

SMA is grateful for the continued support of Equity in working towards our mutual aims

All SMA members, all nominees , all nominators, plus supporters and colleagues will be invited to the ceremony (subject to capacity). 

Nominations Are Closed 

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SMA Awards Programme  PDF

Nominations  2024