Training Support : Vouchers and sources of Financial help

In addition to Member discounts for all courses, the SMA now offers training support vouchers for our one-day Cueing to Music and Corporate Showcalling courses. This scheme is generously supported by GDS and The Theatrical Guild in more usual times, and is now offered by  SMA to provide some training places at only £30 per place.  (We may also be able to cover some travel costs if you need to travel more than 50 miles to attend the course).

Please take advantage of industry giving something back to hard working SMs, and remember no one else on the course or in the industry will know the price you paid!

To apply, please contact the SMA office. We will email you a Training Support Booking Form, which needs to be returned to us and will be reviewed. Any SMA member may apply but can only receive a voucher for a maximum of one course per calendar year.

Help with Funding

SMA want to make sure up anyone who has an interest in stage management can take courses. Below are some possible Funding bodies that may be able to assist with the cost of your course:

The Theatrical Guild
If you would like to develop your career but are prevented from doing so by financial hardship please contact The Theatrical Guild to discuss eligibility for financial assistance. Tel: 020 7240 6062.

Backup- The Technical Entertainment Charity
Backup is a backstage charity which can offer financial support to  SMs and industry professionals who are seriously ill or who have suffered from an accident and need to re-train. If you are working in live events, theatre, TV and film and need some support and help to get you back on your feet please get in touch:

Grants are tailored to an individual’s needs and can include essential living costs, medical related expenses, advice, re-training and travel. They work with potential recipients to fully understand the support needed and ensure that help is targetted effectively. Tel: 01323 524138 to see if they can assist you