Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Lighting Operations

In this 4-day training programme, participants will learn the theory and practice in relation to working behind the stage in the arts or entertainment industry.
An image of a lady operating the lighting controls at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.

Course Run: 5 – 8 Feb 2024

(Closing date for registration: 8 Jan 2024)

Course Run: 13 – 16 May 2024

(Closing date for registration: 14 Apr 2024)

Course Run: 9 – 12 Dec 2024

(Closing date for registration: 7 Nov 2024)

Course Run: 24 – 27 Feb 2025

(Closing date for registration: 24 Jan 2025)


9.30am – 6pm

Venue: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Course Fees - Before GST: $950.00
Course Fees - After GST: $1,035.50



This programme under Esplanade Academy, is eligible for course fee subsidy and training allowance, supported by NAC.


Individuals: 70% course fee subsidy
Individuals (Self-Employed Person)*: 90% course fee subsidy and training allowance of $10 per hour
Organisations (Non-Profit or Collective): 70% course fee subsidy
Organisations (For Profits): 50% course fee course fee subsidy


*Individuals engaged for work under a contract for service (full-time employee contract) will be eligible for 70% course fee subsidy only. Proof of self-employed status required: Copy of latest CPF Statement or Consolidated Statement of Income for Year of Assessment 2022 submitted to IRAS or (if applicable, for Sole Proprietor only) Copy of ACRA registration.


To apply for course fee subsidy, you must:

1. Register for the course

2. Download the Course Fee Subsidy and Training Allowance Form

3. Email the completed form to


This programme aims to equip the participant with the required skills and knowledge for basic lighting operations.



  • The history of stage lighting

  • Functions of lighting

  • Types of lighting equipment

  • Tungsten VS LED

  • Basic lighting documentation such as lighting plan/plot and basic console patching

  • Prepare lighting equipment, accessories and cables for rigging

  • Rig and de-rig lighting equipment, accessories and etc



Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation for Demonstrate Understanding of Basic Lighting Operations when they successfully complete the course and assessment.


Who should attend?

Theatre Technicians or individuals who have an interest to work in technical theatre and or related industries.


Terms and Conditions

Participants need to fulfill the following requirements:


  • Must successfully complete training and assessment

  • Meet the minimum of 75% attendance

  • All participants will be required to wear safety shoes during the training programme


Please refer to the registration page for full terms and conditions.


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