What next

Doing some casual work in any sector of the lighting industry can help you decide if it is really for you. It can be a strange place – people often talk about stage lighting being a “life choice” rather than a job. While that is immensely satisfying for many of us, it is not for everyone – so try it out before you commit.

Join the ALD, which means you will get copies of FOCUS 6 times a year. Here you can read about what all kinds of lighting people are up to.

If you still like the sound of working in stage lighting – give it a go. At its best it is a mix of art, craft and technology and is full of extraordinary people.