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From simple operation to complicated design, we provide you with everything you possibly need for your production.

14/48 Wolverhampton Matt Cawrey


Be it analogue or digital, we can provide anything as little as a microphone to mixing a full scale musical.


Stage Management

Standby. Go. Organised, prepared and professional stage management when you need it. 


1stintheatre EVENTs

1stintheatre recently merged with our good friends Kinda Brilliant Events, to offer a new events focused service with a highly knowledgable and experienced team. From pre to post production, we can help you with all of your technical needs including; event management, plan writing and support. 1stintheatre by your side from start to finish. Click HERE to learn more.


Reliable and versatile. Equipment where you need it. Ranging from wireless microphones to a simple extension lead. Whatever you need we can assist you in finding it. 








Recent Shows



Back at President Kennedy School for their, hopefully, final production before moving into their new theatre space. We supplied full lighting and sound equipment packages supported by onsite engineers who operated the equipment throughout the week of technical rehearsals and shows.



We returned to the Abbey Theatre Nuneaton with Step Onto Stage for their show Frontline with Lighting Design and Sound by members of our team on their annual summer production. It's always enjoyable to see how a group of students have progressed a year on.

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Every so often it's great for us to push ourselves and to combine lighting, sound, projection and a live band together for 14 new plays in 48 hours is a fantastic challenge for one of our talented stage managers. We believe the "riding a fiery bike" analogy is an over-exaggeration.


1stintheatre, By your side from start to finish.

Run by dedicated Entertainment Professionals and founded on years of Theatrical and Event experience, we came together with the goal to make artistic visions achievable and affordable. Based in the Midlands and Yorkshire, we have been assisting and collaborating on various projects spanning all areas the live entertainment industry.

With services covering everything you might need and reinforced by a pool of highly skilled casual technicians, we offer entirely supported technical packages bringing you the full experience at fantastic rates.



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The Midlands & Yorkshire



Tracy has 20+ years working in technical theatre, predominantly in a Stage Management or Production Management role. She has worked alongside a diverse range of professional performance companies and amateur groups in a wide variety of venues including; open air and promenade productions.


Iain has been involved in the live entertainments industry for over 15 years, with technical skills ranging from Sound & Lighting to Stage Management. Iain has worked in a wide variety of venues across the UK from theatres to arenas, which has included shows in the West End. No matter how big or small he always likes a challenge!  


Josh has been worked in technical production for the past 8 years, with numerous companies in a large array of venues. Primarily a Sound Engineer, he also likes to dabble in all things technical from Lighting to Stage Management. He has played a key role in the day to day operation of several regional theatres.



Matt has spent recent years working as a Theatre Technician, Technical Manager, Lighting/Video Designer and Re-lighter throughout all levels and genres of performance. He has recently completed a UK tour of theatres both large and small.



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"I was so impressed with the work of 1stintheatre, as were my staff team and my students. They were timely, professional and well equipped, providing us with excellent microphones and technicians, resulting in the best sound quality that we have had in a performance for years. They worked well with the students, treating them with respect and explaining the process to them, easily gaining their trust. 'Into The Woods' is a tough show and, with the help of 1stintheatre, it was a great success. Thank you!"

- Gracey Spring (Head of Drama, King Henry VIII School)


 "...It was the fact we could hire support just for our busiest setup and de-rig periods, no matter what time it would be, that attracted us to 1stintheatre. The guys who have attended our shows have been fantastic...They are trustworthy, they treat equipment with respect, pleasant to be around and nothing is too much trouble. We've now started to use 1stintheatre to attend events on our behalf because we know they will deliver for us."

(E.E.S Showhire)


"I have used 1stintheatre on several of my shows and the service has been superb. From practical advice to equipment hire, (including advice on best value) Lighting Design and Sound to Stage Management. They really are the full package. A totally reliable safe pair of hands from start to finish. No job was too much trouble and the staff were hard working and friendly. Would recommend without hesitation."

Karen Francisco (Allstars Theatre Arts)


"I have used 1stintheatre for various productions, all the members of the company are professional, highly experienced and very trustworthy. When I book with 1stintheatre I know that my show will be in safe and reliable hands, I can leave my technical requirements up to them and I can focus on the performing side."

Michelle Venter (Twirling Toddlers)