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Programming and Stage Management

Programming involves the organsiation, scheduling and booking performers for any kind of amplified 'stage'.

UK Programming team

We provide support for major events (e.g The Big One, Restore Nature Now). If you want to get involved in coordination of this work or as someone with the skills to volunteer as an 'MC' to host the event.

Contact us on our mattermost reception or by emailing

Programming at a local action/event

You may want to put together a programming/stage team if you are running a mic for speeches and other amplified performances as part of a march/occupation/protest event.

The team would do the following:

  • Book the speakers and other performers such as musicians
  • Liaise with teams who would bring the amplification and man it on the day.
  • Stage manage the mic by receiving speakers and performers as they arrive and organising them to perform at the right time.
  • Book MCs who host the mic.


On the Arts shelf is a book about Music and Performance to help you connect with all kinds of artists from spoken work to music to more theatrical groups.