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Events & Training

FST organises a number of networking events, members’ meetings and training sessions and offer these as a mix of live, online and hybrid events.

Past events

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training (DET) is disability-led and looks at disability from a cultural context. As well as practical advice, it gives participants a broader perspective and understanding of disabled peoples’ experiences and the social model of disability. This helps participants to make informed decisions to remove barriers for disabled people.

Sustainability Design Panel, Envelope Room Design Session

Join us for a conversation about designing sustainable theatre practices with experienced panelists.

Vectorworks Clinic, Envelope Room Design Session

A Vectorworks clinic for those who use the package and want to extend their knowledge and skills or have questions.

SketchUp, Envelope Room Design Session

Learn to use the free version of SketchUp to create 3D computer aided design (CAD) renders of your designs, a great way to share your work digitally.

Introduction to Access Statements

What are access statements? How do you write one and how do you use it? Join Birds of Paradise Theatre Company to discuss access statements and how they can help to support disabled artists.

First Aid for Mental Health Refresher

This course is designed to help maintain your Mental Health First Aid skills and knowledge. We will cover a number of areas, including common mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide and self-harm), and your experience to date as a Mental Health First Aider.

Leading Organisational Wellbeing: A Strategic Vision

This course is designed to provide Leaders with the tools to promote strong organisational wellbeing, enhance workplace relationships and create an overall healthier work culture. Sarah Shimmen (Work Better Wellbeing), an experienced Organisational Wellbeing Consultant and accredited Mental Health First Aid trainer will run this workshop, aimed at anyone who has a Senior Leadership role.

Fundamentals of Flying

The Fundamentals of Flying Course is designed to teach the safe handling of counterweight sets and hemp. This is an in-person event at the Lyceum Theatre, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week.

Working from Height using Temporary Access Equipment

This is an in-person event at the Traverse Theatre, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week for staff who use, supervise or manage the use of ladders and temporary access equipment.

Tallescope - Safe Use and Rescue

Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge to assemble, perform pre-use checks on, and use Tallescopes safely. They will also gain an understanding of relevant legislation. Additionally, candidates will be given practical training on the Tallescope rescue equipment and its deployment in their specific venue. This covers and certificates the RB Tallescope Rescue pack. This is an in-person event at the Traverse, as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week.

IOSH Managing Safely 

IOSH Managing Safely is a course designed by the Institution for Occupational Health and Safety - Europe’s largest occupational health and safety body that aims to give attendees all they need to know to help them handle health and safety in their teams and workplaces.

Carbon Literacy - 1 June

This is certified training which has been developed to focus on the theatre industry, while simultaneously covering the science and economics which led us to the current situation.   This session is led by Jennifer Talliefor, Jennifer is a production manager and certified Carbon Literacy trainer. This session is relevant to anyone working in the sector who is looking to develop better environmental awareness within their professional practise. 10 places per session will be free to companies/individuals who are struggling to engage with sustainability.