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 Performance Society in 2015-16. 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 are set to move into a new Theatre Space, working on over a dozen shows...

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…

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MT’s Ghost

We helped Music Theatre bring Sam Wheat back to life in the Riley through a set full of technical tricks and wizardry!

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The Rileys 2016

A moving sign entrance? Backstage have done it for the last Rileys Awards to be held in the Refectory before its return to the new Riley Smith Theatre in 2017

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SMS’ Grease

The Refectory Theatre was turned into Rydell High, along with Greased Lighting itself!


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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