Want to try your hand at something new? Interested in what goes on behind the scenes at the theatre and live events?

We are Leeds University Union Backstage Society, named LUU Best Society in 2013-14. We give our members opportunities to work in technical and administrative roles within theatre and live events in the Union and beyond – we cover everything from set design, stage management and front of house to lighting design, sound engineering and stage crewing.

We work with other LUU societies on over a dozen shows a year.

You'll find us working on everything from musicals and opera, to dance shows and awards ceremonies. Here's a little of what we've been up to lately…

Rapunzel's Prince in LUUMT's production of Sondheim's Into The Woods

MT’s Into The Woods

Soon to be a cinema hit, we helped Music Theatre bring Sondheim’s sinister fairy-tale to life in the Riley.

Chorus Line

SMS’s Chorus Line

We helped Stage Musicals Society bring this Disney big-screen hit to the Riley stage, in true Wildcats style.

Carmen 2

Operasoc’s Carmen

For the last show of the year, we constructed a boat, a dinghy and a variety of picture frames to hide some life-sized ghosts…

So, you've seen what we do. Want to join in the fun?

If you're interested in joining the Society, just pop your email address into the form on the right and join our mailing list. We'll email you a couple of times a term to let you know what's coming up - don't worry, you can leave the list at any time! Before you can work on a show you'll need to complete a brief training session - just drop us a line on committee@luubackstage.com to find out when you can come along.

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