Blue Box Technical Services

Technical Theatre Consultants based in Manchester, UK and covering the North West and North Wales regions. Specialising in new-build projects and refurbishments, we offer a range of services and friendly independent specialist advice to Schools, Churches, and Entertainment Venues...

Services → Training

Our staff have run technical and production training courses for people of all ages and levels of experience in all manner of venues. We have also previously set up and run a weekly "TechCrew" for secondary school students at a Performing Arts College in Manchester. We are able to "tailor" training to meet individual or specific needs, including the operation and care of existing entertainment production equipment and infrastructure at your venue.

Sound Operator Training
Lighting Design Training
General topics covered by our training courses include:
  • Health & Safety
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Minimizing Risks
  • Risk Assessment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Rigging Safety
  • Effects Safety
  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Power Requirements
  • Preventative Maintenance


  • Aims in Lighting
  • Types of conventional lanterns
  • Bulbs & Accessories (Shutters, Barn Doors, Iris, GOBOS, etc)
  • Direction & Focus
  • Use of Colour & Colour Mixing
  • Control Protocols: DMX, RDM, ETCNet
  • Moving Heads
  • LED Technology
  • Maintenance
  • Event Lighting Design
  • Temporary & Permanent Installations
  • Smoke & Haze
  • Strobes
  • Lasers
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Ultra Violet


  • Aims in Sound
  • Microphones
  • Amplifiers & Speakers
  • Mixing principles
  • Getting rid of Feedback, Hum & Noise
  • Foldback & Monitoring
  • Effects & Processors
  • Recording
  • Maintenance
  • Event Sound Design
  • Temporary & Permanent Installations
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