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AV40: AV Intensive- Stagehand Skills for Breakout Rooms

April 2 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm


Dive into the heart of live event production with our hands-on class designed for aspiring and current AV professionals. This immersive course is your gateway to mastering the essential skills required for constructing and managing breakout rooms, a critical component of today’s dynamic event landscapes.

What You Will Learn:

  • Building Screens: Get practical experience in the setup and positioning of screens, ensuring optimal visibility and engagement.
  • Cable Management: Master the art of taping cables securely and efficiently, along with the industry-preferred technique of ‘over-under’ cable coiling to prevent damage and ensure longevity.
  • AV Infrastructure: Focus on the foundational elements of AV builds, learning how to create a seamless technical environment that supports a wide range of events.

This course is not just about learning; it’s about doing. You’ll gain hands-on experience that mimics real-world scenarios, preparing you to manage the complexities of live event setups with confidence.

Why This Class?

Designed as a pre-requisite for The Multi-Source Technician’s Test, this class equips you with the knowledge and skills to handle all general stagehand tasks involved in setting up and breaking down live events, including specialized breakout rooms. Upon completion, you’ll be poised to take on a variety of roles in the live events industry, backed by a solid understanding of AV infrastructure.

Who Should Attend:

  • Aspiring AV technicians looking to break into the industry
  • Current stagehands and AV professionals aiming to upgrade their skills
  • Anyone interested in the technical side of live event production

Take the Next Step:

Join us and transform your ability to contribute to the success of live events. Upon completing this class, you’ll not only be ready to tackle general stagehand tasks with ease but also stand out as a candidate for The Multi-Source Technician’s Test, opening doors to advanced opportunities in the field.

Secure your spot today and build the foundation for a thriving career in live event production!

L OCATION: OLD Globe Rehearsal Hall. Found across the street from the Old Globe Theater in the Alcazar Garden, the Rehearsal Hall has its own entrance at this pin location. DO NOT ENTER THE MENGEI MUSEUM. They will have no idea who you are, or what class you are talking about. We will gather 15 minutes before class (08:45AM) and go into the classroom together at 9am sharp. Latecomers will be unable to acces the classroom, and therefore will be turned away.


  • The learner must have worked a call from the referral hall, worked under a collective bargaining agreement, or be a current member of IATSE Local 122.
  • This is an in person class. This class has limited attendance and all attendees must have a reservation; therefore, it will be treated like a job call.
  • If you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket or email education@iatse122.org.
  • Tardiness and/or No-Call-No-Show will be reported to the IATSE Local 122 Compliance Committee.


1363 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
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