Stage Management Masterclasses

For those organisations and courses interested in the more detailed specifics of Stage Management and Show Calling, Sam and Julia can provide a wide range of diverse interactive seminars and lectures tailor made to suit your requirements.

Drawing from their extensive backgrounds in theatre and International Live Events and using unique video footage and actual documents (such as schedules and Prompt Copies) to inform the experience, Sam and Julia will guide participants through the theory of their chosen subject and engage them in dialogue and practical demonstrations to further their understanding and expand their abilities.

Classes Include:

  • Show Calling in theatre and live events

  • Putting together a Prompt Copy in theatre and live events

  • Scheduling from fringe theatre to the Olympics

  • Structuring a team in theatre and live events

  • Roles and Responsibilities in theatre and live events

  • The Olympic Experience – a guide to all aspects of Stage Management on an International Live Event


International Live Events and Theatrical Productions include: 

"Sam Hunter and Julia Whittle have visited the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on several occasions as Guest lecturers and to recruit for London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 


Their professionalism and exemplary experience is always so well received by the students.  Their enthusiasm is inspirational and encourages the students to strive toward future professional goals and dreams.  The students that did go on to volunteer with them on the London 2012 Olympics returned to Guildhall having learnt so much and were ready to continue with the next stage of their training and their future careers."

Karen Kerr 

Stage Management Lecturer

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

"The responsibility of delivering a Ceremony falls to the operators, choreography team and the stage management team, led by the Show Caller and Production Stage Manager. These two roles are the most critical to the delivery of the ceremony as they are there to provide the steady hand of confidence and competence that guides all departments through the show. 


Sam and Julia are by far the best and most experienced team in the world. They create an environment of calm confidence that cuts through nervous energy and their calls are as precise as a Swiss watch."

Scott Willsallen


Auditoria Systems

“I have happily worked with Sam Hunter on various occasions and have always considered her the go-to person on any large scale and/or high stakes presentation because of her unrivalled skill, intuition, experience and composure.  I consider her to be an indispensable asset to any creative team”

Matthew Warchus

Artistic Director

The Old Vic

“Since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies I have worked with Julia Whittle on a number of other high profile shows, including Take That III Tour in 2015 and Rugby Opening Ceremony in 2015. She has fast become my go-to Show caller.”

Kim Gavin

Artistic Director

London Olympic & Paralympic Closing Ceremonies 2012


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