Backstage Academy Is Going On Tour


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Beat the Street

Backstage Academy

The creative industries are booming, and Backstage Academy is about to go on tour to encourage students to consider a job in live events.

The Backstage Academy team will start touring England & Wales from January 22nd to talk to students about the roles available in the live events sector and the routes that can be taken to realise them.

The Beat the Street tour bus will be visiting schools and venues up and down the country from Cornwall to Newcastle. Students will spend some time on the tour bus to gain a glimpse of life on the road, and will also get hands-on and learn about the skills required to safely load-in and load-out of a venue.

Glen Rowe, Managing Director, Backstage Academy said,

“We are really excited about getting out to schools and colleges and showing them what a great industry this is. I’ve sustained a career in tour management for over twenty years and am now on the lookout for young talent to take over the reins. There are so many opportunities for people to develop careers in live events we just need to go out there and show them how to do it.”

Many manufacturers and distributors recognise the need to develop fresh, new professionals to join one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. Shure, d&b audiotechnik, VER, A.C. Lighting and Melody VR are all supporting the tour alongside Beat the Street who generously donated the tour bus.

Jörg Philipp, Owner and Founder of Beat the Street stated,

“I’m very pleased to be able to support this initiative.  Having a job that takes you around the world on one of our busses is a wonderful thing. I hope this tour will inspire more people to consider joining our wonderful industry.”

The Backstage Academy tour will commence on 22nd January and end on 9th February. It will start in Wakefield and will visit Leeds, Selby, York, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Gateshead, Liverpool, Truro, Paignton, Glastonbury, Swansea, Cardiff, Croydon, Cobham, Battersea, Purfleet and Southampton.

If you are interested in the tour visiting your school or college please register at  A second tour is scheduled to start in September.

If you are in the industry and would like to get involved please contact Sara Gleadhall at

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