Coronavirus Guidelines for return to theatre and live events released by SMA

The guidelines have been producved by Terry Lee Dickson, with colleagues from ABTT, SMA, CITA and PMF as well as generous assistance from producers and backstage and creative colleagues. The guidance is being issued at a “Living Document” which will be expected to have changes and amendments as circumstances change throughout its useful life. Instigated […]

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

COVID-19 INFORMATION BRUNCHES ARE BACK! Read about new SMA Zoom Brunches here (confirmed International guests) 29 July 1245-1415 Barriers to Production 5 August 1245-1415 ‘Hands Not Wands’ How much more will SMs be asked to do post-COVID? SMA office is open, but following Government guidance staff are working remotely.   Please use  EMAIL  – it is the quickest […]

BAME Over Event 1200 Friday 4th Sept Register via Eventbrite

Fri 4 Sep 2020 at 12:00 | Eventbrite Register Eventbrite#BAMEOver Live Debate Inc Arts UK’s live debate for people of colour. Let’s get rid of #BAME and talk about how we refer to ourselves – and how others need to. (27 kB) SMA is a Member of The Alliance of Associations and Professionals in Theatre […]

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, […]