training

cue2cue training covers step by step instruction and guidance of show calling and stage management for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of these roles and to further develop their skills, both in educational establishments and event agencies. led by Gareth Hulance, cue2cue training has taken place in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for over 15 years.

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stage management 1

introduction & basics

  • difference between theatre & events

  • stage management team structure

  • stage management responsibilities

  • show team structure

  • types of stage/ tech terms

  • comms etiquette

  • professional etiquette/ creative team relationships

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stage management 2

conferences & award shows

  • preparation

  • systems you need to know

  • speaker & stage briefings

  • presenter briefings

  • essential rehearsal communications

  • show day responsibilities 

  • in show contingencies

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stage management 3

production stage management

  • ceremonies team structure

  • the role of the production stage manager

  • nomenclature

  • creating the run of show document

  • scheduling rehearsals

  • running rehearsals 

  • cast movement & stacking

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show calling 1

introduction & basics

  • why the need for a show caller?

  • key attributes

  • show caller responsibilities

  • basics of calling

  • working with tech teams and departments

  • understanding systems (watchout, e2 etc)

  • comms etiquette & professional relationships

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show calling 2

conferences & award shows

  • writing the 'show flow' document

  • writing/ annotating cues in 'the book'

  • working without a script

  • briefing technical departments/ operators

  • running tech & dress rehearsals

  • running the show and dealing with changes

  • dealing with tech problems in a live show

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show calling 3

large shows & ceremonies

  • intro to calling large shows/ ceremonies

  • understanding time code and it's use 

  • creating a time code calling book/ tech script

  • understanding timecode loops

  • creating contingency plans

  • running rehearsals 

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show calling 4

ceremonies & timecode

  • intro to large show / ceremonies

  • understanding & creating timecode hours

  • calling to time code

  • understanding pre-roll

  • calling aerial sequences to time

  • creating a timecode calling script

  • loops & contingencies

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who we have trained

event agencies

in person and virtual training (via zoom) for event agencies tailored to your teams requirements, based on the above agendas. training available from 1 session to 2 full days.

individuals

121 virtual training sessions (via zoom) available from 1 - 6 sessions.

drama schools

in person and virtual training (via zoom) for drama school students. half and full day sessions available with special rates for education.

online training courses

coming soon, in conjunction with

cue2cue training with theatre art life

how to book

all training includes a broad mix of presentations, practical exercises and Q&A’s and will be tailored to your exact requirements.  course prices start from £175.00. for more information and availability please get in touch.

Gareth is able to invigorate and inspire young practitioners, showing them innovative practice and techniques that they can then use in their current and future practice.

Adam Leagh - Subject Leader - Rose Bruford 

I would highly recommend cue2cue’s show calling training. It was highly informative and Gareth talked us through every aspect and scenario you may come across when show calling an event. There were plenty of visual elements during the training including videos from large scale ceremonies. There was also ample opportunity for discussions and to ask any questions which was highly valuable. Thanks for a brilliant day!

Rosalie Fenelon, Freelance Show Caller/ Stage Manager

The training provided essential skills to our production team alongside a valuable insight into the world of show management in a relaxed and engaging environment. Highly recommended!

Adam Wright, Director of Production - Event Concept