Current Courses

Andrew’ Killian’s excellent and popular courses are coming- online- back by popular request!

Cueing to Music Level 1 Online tutorial Monday 26th April 2021

0930-1630 via Zoom SMA Members only £80 5% discount if you book both courses

Cueing to Music Level 2 Online tutorial Tuesday 4th May 2021

Contact SMA for more details and to book

Please note: these are online tutorials and places ARE still available but are limited.

Each tutorial: Members price £80 5% discount for booking both tutorials together. (Preference will be given to member bookings, non members subject to availability £110). Course materials and a completion certificate will be provided, course materials will be sent as a PDF for each course the scores will need to be printed (double sided) and mage into a folder before the course.

People who have expressed interest in these courses will be contacted by SMA Booking IS OPEN and limited places are available:

Register interest in these courses BOOK HERE

If you would like to book the tutorial but have a compelling reason why you cannot print the materials you will need to confirm your booking at least TEN days before the tutorial date and we will arrange to send materials (additional charge may apply).

A very limited number of training support voucher places at £30 may be available. To apply for this support please contact SMA .


NEW! Booking open now for these courses

Touring for Stage Management

A thorough insight into life on the road!

A comprehensive overview of UK & International touring. Covering areas such as digs, travel, fit ups & get outs, working with local crews, pre planning & touring paperwork.


Led by Jo Hinton & Martin Hope – Twenty years combined touring experience on shows such as Wicked, 9 to 5 & Spamalot.


Sat 10th April ’21 3.00-5.00pm
Tue 13th April ’21 11.00am-1.00pm

Tue 20th April ’21 3.00-5.00pm

Sat 24th April ’21 11.00am-1.00pm

£15.00 per session – on Zoom


For questions or to book, email


Introduction to Payroll
Learn about the Company Manager’s payroll.
Covering areas such as terminology, rates, holiday pay, working hours and overtime.
Be guided through how to tackle creating a payroll from start to finish.

Facilitated by Martin Hope, Hamilton Company Manager.

Thu 1st April ‘21 10.30am-1.00pm
or Sat 10th April ‘21 10.30am-1.00pm
or Wed 14th April ‘21 2.00-4.30pm
£25.00 per session – on Zoom

For questions or to book, email

Foundations of Company Management

Exploring the role of Company Manager.
Covering areas such as Press and Marketing, Agreements, Paperwork, Tickets, Touring and Company Care. A comprehensive overview of Company Management!

Facilitated by Martin Hope, Hamilton Company Manager.

Wed 7th April ’21 2.00-4.00pm
or Sat 17th April ’21 11.00am-1.00pm
£20.00 per session – on Zoom

For questions or to book, email

“The course was so, so helpful and really helped
me understand the inner-workings of the role.”

“Thank you for two awesome sessions on the
wizardry of Company Managing.”

“Both sessions were really informative and useful.”


Cueing to Music Level 2 ONLINE took place on Tues 24 Nov 2020

SMA and our course leader Andrew Killian ran a pilot course online for Cueing to Music Level 2

It was a new initiative for SMA.  Andrew has been teaching similar content to drama school groups via Zoom/Teams etc for nearly a year now, and the results have been very successful

We received some great feedback and expect that future courses will run others in 2021.

Informative SMA Brunch sessions on ZOOM!
Brunches on hold for now
We look forward to more in late Spring 2021!

Members have been asking when we can have our say and get involved with plans for returning to work.  These meetings are designed to come up with practical responses that we can circulate – contributing to informed arrangements and confidence about the post lockdown work environment.
Please look for further details in the emailed Agenda and on SMA social Media


10% DISCOUNT CODE available for SMA Members on all Rc-Annie courses

DATE: 11th of May 7pm to 9pm
FOR: Open to all, performers to film makers
WHAT: Preparing for firearms in your production from production to the shoot. Paperwork, procedures and policies.

DATE: 13th of May 7pm to 9pm
FOR: Open to all, performers to film makers
WHAT: All the practical knowhow and requirements of working with firearms

DATE: 1st June 7pm to 9.30pm
FOR: Stage Management, Technicians and students
WHAT: Establishing rehearsal room etiquette, look at UK law and learn which weaponry  is most commonly used in theatre, how to identify it, how to get them and deal with them. 

DATE: 3rd of August 7pm to 9pm
FOR: Stage Management, Technicians, Theatre makers and performers 
WHAT: How to work safely both physically and legally with all types of theatrical handguns including paperwork and protocols.

DATE: 10th of August 7pm to 9pm
FOR: Stage Management, Technicians, Theatre makers and performers 
WHAT: All the practical considerations including H&S, anatomy of the gun and firing issues. 

 Full details and to Book visit:


Kate Salberg Showcalling

Online Course

Kate is running  her courses online at the moment


With Kate Salberg

Kate is a freelance showcaller with 25 years experience and a previous career in theatre stage and company management in repertory, west end, & musicals

TUESDAY 7th APRIL 10.30  – 11.30 am

 or FRIDAY 9TH APRIL 1 – 2  PM 


Link will be provided when you contact me

You need the latest version of Zoom downloaded.

11 am            30 minute introduction to the differences, similarities and transferable skills between theatre and corporate showcalling. Virtual showcalling and the likely future

11.30             Q & A

Maximum 20 attendees per session to allow for proper conversation. 




For theatre stage management

with Kate Salberg Monday 12th April  2021 by Zoom 11.00 – 16.00

An Insight into Corporate Showcalling with discussion and practical work.

Session 1      11.00 – 13.15

  • Roles & Responsibilities of a Showcaller
  • Why showcallers often have a theatre background. Transferable skills.
  • Working with Screens and Cameras, creating presets.
  • Explanation of how all Technical Departments work and what they expect from you
  • Working with the Producer and issues of client management
  • Virtual Showcalling. How this is changing the showcaller role
  • Session 2      13.45 – 16.00
  • Marking up a showbook using a script
  • I then call that small show for you to give a taste of how it feels to actually do the job

Kate Salberg

I worked in Repertory and West End for many years before corporate work,.

Showcalled Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour & Les Mis and Phantom 25th Anniversary Concerts.

Recent work includes Fifa ESports Finals, Google Cloud European workshops, Genentech meeting San Diego,  Ford Go Further Amsterdam and Pharma meetings.

Looked technically and cue perfect to me …you made complication look simple. Mark Britton.  Director Creating Sunshine Jan 2020

To Book: Contact Kate Salberg direct:

Workshop Fee  £40 offer. To Book please contact

M:   Web:   07771 667652

FB Showcaller Training Business Page

 Udemy Course:

 are the most popular provider of health and safety qualifications in the UK. Developed by employers to deliver the skills required in real life.


First Aid Training Information British Red Cross’ online resource

SMA Training is aimed specifically at Stage Managers wishing to update or enhance their skills. Courses are open to both SMA Members and non-members.

SMA Professional and Graduate members automatically receive a discount on courses run directly by the SMA. Members may also apply for extra Training Support Vouchers.

All of the SMA-run courses lead to a certificate of achievement from the SMA, include course notes/materials and, if you are a Professional SMA Member, completion of many courses can be added to the TAP Card .

All SMA Courses and most others finish by 4.30pm to allow for evening show calls. Earlier times or one-to-one courses can sometimes be arranged.

Please register your interest in a course as soon as possible, to allow us to plan the logistics and confirm details as soon as possible.

Cueing to Music

Next dates: Cueing Music Course operate twice a year. In Spring 2020 we were able to run the CTM Level 1 which took place before the lockdown but sadly not CTM Level 2.  We plan to run this as soon as possible after the restrictions are lifted

Level 1: TBC at The Albany Deptford London SE8

Level 2: TBC at The  Albany Deptford London SE8

please see below to register your interest and to be advised on when they will next be taking place


Orchestral Stage Management with LSO

Subject to Covid19 restrictions on hold until Summer 2021- To register interest see below
More info (PDF)

ABTT Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (One day CPD Course)

Generally run once a year at the ABTT Summer School at Warwick Arts Centre, usually around  July or August each year. Click here for further information 

To Register your interest for future SMA Courses and associated Training 

Please  complete the Survey on Survey Monkey with your specific course interest 

Due to a technical hitch, if you have completed the survey  between 19th November and 14th December 2020 then we would ask if you could please complete again as we cannot access the results  submitted within that period. Many Thanks

Please contact the SMA Office with any question (s) you may have about Training.

Other courses

This training is not run by the SMA, but is likely to be of great interest to our members. Where courses are not free, SMA members receive a discount.