Educational Seminars and Tests
- IATSE Stagecraft Proficiency Rigging, Aug. 12 & 13
Ted Grant enterprises, Ripon WI.
Contact Ted Grant to take the class. Must attend both dates.
- Rigging essentials counterweight system,
Sept. 23, Wausau Grand.
Counterweight Class Registration form
IATSE Training Trust Fund
New to backstage? Check out these pages, then some of the other links below. And Welcome!
All documents are and remain property of IATSE Local 470, and are for informational purposes only. They may not be published or distributed without the consent of Local 470.
Membership and Special Departments Information
IATSE 470 is a "Mixed" Local. This means we cover all areas of
technical theatre. Many of our members are "general" stagehands,
covering Carpentry, Electrics, Sound, and Props. Others choose to
specialize in other areas of the trade; Wardrobe, Wigs and Hair,
Rigging, and Video and Film. Check out these pages for more info.
"Stagehand Primer" and Study Guide
Local 470 has an active training program for apprentice
members. The Stagehand's Primer is provided as an
aid to apprentices studying to become Journeymen Stagehands, and is
available to interested non-members as well. However, PLEASE NOTE: This
Primer" is specifically intended for the use of the
Stagehands and Apprentices of IATSE Local 470. It remains the property
of the author, Mick Alderson, and the contents of this website may not
be copied, saved, reproduced, or duplicated in any way, either in whole
or in part, without the written consent of the author.
IATSE Local 470 is a Corporate Member of USITT Midwest Section.
The Section offers several educational events and seminars each year, which Local members are elligible to attend.
IATSE Local 470 makes educational documents available for download. Many are available to Local Members ONLY, while others can be accessed below. If you are a member of the Local and need documents not available here contact Mick Alderson, at email@example.com for instructions.
There are excellent on-line educational resources available as well: