The stage crew on a play are the people whose job, under the Stage Manager, is to move around pieces of set, and generally do anything that needs doing on the stage.

The stage crew are often the general dogsbodies of the tech crew, doing any odd jobs that need doing. This can often include (but is not limited to) sweeping the stage before a show, making the tea/coffee, crawling around under the stage during a performance, and hanging off some pipes on the roof of the orchestra pit, with the orchestra in there, during a show, to get to the video camera because some musician has knocked the plug out of the socket and can't work out when it isn't working. (And yes, I have had to do all of these myself - the last one was especially fun)


If you're after any other theatre tech information, then do take a look at 'Everything you ever wanted to know about theatre tech, but were afraid to ask'

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