Welcome to Brown Dogs' Roadie School

We know why you are here, you want to work on the stage, but you have already found out that jobs in this industry require special skills and talents. There are dozens of departments and crews that are needed to keep a production on the road, or a venue up and running.
Skills and expertise are required in Audio, Backline Tech., Carpentry, ElectricsLighting, Rigging, Construction and even knots, just to name a few. For years in this industry these skills and tricks were well kept secrets, by those that fought to keep their own jobs.

Consequently, there are fewer and fewer trained stagehands to work in venues, and roadies to keep touring shows on the road.

The founders of Brown Dogs’ Roadie School have a combined experience of over 60 years  working with professional productions and have developed this school to introduce you the skills required to at least have a step ahead,when applying for a position at a venue or local Stage Hands Union.

 There are no degrees offered here, only knowledge in stage craft.

We are in the process of building the online school where we hope to be able to provide to you training and information. Here in the Blog we will begin to develop categories pertaining to the most pertinent fields in the industry. Once developed we hope to be able to give you answers to questions and links to other sites of interest.

I know the site is a work in progress, and with your help, it will grow. Hit the Contact Us button and say Hi, or try the “Need Help”, Tab on the left of any page and let me know you are out there.

Thanks for stopping by,


Although none of our stage crews were on this tour, I thought I would include this YouTube video here, just to inspire you some more.             

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