Welcome to Backstage

We are a group of students who are passionate about theatre and live events.

We provide voluntary technical theatre services to Leeds University Union performance societies, mainly working in The Riley Smith Theatre. We have a wide range of opportunities available to our members, including:


  • Production Management
  • Sound Design and Engineering
  • Lighting Design and Assistants
  • Set Design and Construction
  • Stage Management
  • House Management and Front of House


If you are interested in finding out more about us, you can follow us on social media. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at committee@luubackstage.com, or message us on Facebook or Instagram!


We normally work on 10-15 shows a year, including theatre, dance and variety shows, which means there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! We are proud to describe ourselves as a learning society, so don’t worry if you have little or no experience – we can teach you everything you need to know for our general crew roles. We welcome new members anytime during the year as crew calls come out all year round.

Give it a go

We'll be holding our Semester 1 GIAG on Sunday 8th October 2023, 2-4pm, in the Riley Smith Theatre! Come along and try any of our departments for yourself, and find out more about how to get involved in our shows!


Backstage isn’t just about the theatre, we also run a number of socials, particularly during our show weeks. Particular favourites include Fruity Fridays, bowling and board game nights.

We also run a trip once a year – affectionately known as Backstage on Tour. Once exams are over for the summer, we travel to a musical of our choice, have some drinks and enjoy a great ending to the year.