Friday 29th May

Learn Something new FutureLearn is a great website offering course on all different subjects mostly for free ( although there are payable options, e.g. for the issue of completion certificates and subscriptions). including First Aid (in collaboration with the University of Glasgow) Some advice on writing ‘real world’ CVs The good thing about your […]

SMA office is open remotely. COVID-19 information is available under the Resources tab

COVID-19 INFORMATION SMA office is open, but following Government guidance staff are working remotely.   Please use  EMAIL  – it is the quickest way to reach us.  Please include a mobile number if your query regards contracts or SMA support. We will call you back quickly.  SMA mobile  07485 059103      (We apologise that we may not able to […]

SMA buddy scheme launched for Members

SMA have launched a new buddy scheme for members ONLY Read The Stage report on this and our other work Are you feeling a bit TOO isolated, missing the banter and gossip of work, or would just like a like-minded person to chat to once in a while, and maybe share some tips for keeping busy […]

Thanks to All of Our Supporters in 2019

As the training and trade show seasons end, we celebrate another successful year with grateful thanks  to  our friends and colleagues  who have supported us throughout the year:  our volunteer members at events, and all  who contribute to Cueline, everyone who replied to our prompt desk survey this year, or who introduced a new member […]

Prompt Desk Survey results

513 working DSMs, Showcallers and prompt desk users took part in our survey, which is a fantastic response!  Armed with the information that you have given us we are really making a splash and across the industry people are listening and taking notice. Prompt desk survey results in full (PDF) Read a report of the […]

SMA Award winners 2019

Presented on 5 June 2019 at the ABTT Theatre Show, Alexandra Palace, London. Our Special Guest  Jess Gow entertained a packed house with a funny and thought provoking speech, and special thanks to Hugh Comerford and The Stage, Richard Cuthbert and Charlotte Fenwick from Global Design Solutions, plus our friends at ABTT Theatre Show and […]

SMA Award winners 2018

Presented on 6 June 2018 at the ABTT Theatre Show, Alexandra Palace, London. #NatSMAwards18 Individual Stage Manager Award Winner: Sophie MacFadyen ASM on Beowulf, The Velveteen Rabbit, Not Now Bernard Nominated by Sarah Julie Pujo (CSM, Unicorn Theatre) Highly commended Suzie Foster CSM on Sleeping Beauty Chipping Norton Theatre Nominated by: Will Treasure (Producer) Jessica Thanki SM on Tales […]

SMA Awards winners 2017

Presented at the ABTT Theatre SHOW on 7 June 2017, West Hall Alexandra Palace, London. Individual Stage Manager Award Winner: Sarah Coates (ASM on The Miser, Garrick Theatre & Tour) Highly commended Howard Williamson SM on Billy Elliot, UK and Ireland Tour Helen Barratt CSM on Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, National Theatre Long list Christine Collins, […]