Technical Training by PORT


If you are like many of the schools and organizations we work with, the shutdowns and reduced event schedules of the last few years have left many stages and facilities without their next generation of Stage, Lighting, and AV Managers after losing so many to graduation and career moves.

PORT can help with training customized to your facility's equipment and get your new team up to speed on your equipment or theatrical systems.

Your Commitment:

A typical class runs about 4 hours at your location and costs $500. Additional travel fees MAY apply for destinations greater than 60 minutes of travel from our Seabrook, NH location.


A sample of the types of content covered (we will tailor according to our facility's current setup)

Lighting 101

  • Control protocol
  • Signal flow
  • Fixture and lamp types
  • Fixture focus, lamp change, maintenance, and bench focus
  • LED fixtures, control modes and flat fields
  • Circuit/power distribution
  • Dimmer rack overview and maintenance 
  • Network lighting, DMX Gateways, switches, and devices
  • Basic stage and electrical safety

Rigging 101

  • Basic knowledge and terminology
  • CW line sets, operation, safety, maintenance
  • Dead hung line sets
  • Automated hoists, operation, safety, maintenance
  • Fire Curtain, operation, safety, maintenance
  • Fall protection basics

Level 1 and 2 Lighting Console Training

  • All ETC Consoles
  • High-End Hog Consoles

Download the Whole Syllabus Here