IATSE Local 470 Northeastern Wisconsin

IATSE Local 470
Union Stagehands
P.O. Box 2421, Appleton, WI 54912


Educational Seminars and Tests

IATSE Training Trust Fund

For First-timers

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 They may not be published or distributed without the consent of Local 470.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 "Stagehand 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.

Safety Resources

Educational Resources

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 mick.alderson@gmail.com for instructions.

On-Line Resources

There are excellent on-line educational resources available as well: