Darren Knapton


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015FOH Duty Officer
Much Ado About Nothing
Pete Rowe
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Stafford Castle
  • Education

    2013Theatre Studies and Technical Stage ProductionStaffordshire University

    Additional Skills

    Since working with Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and The New Vic Theatre, I have developed a strong knowledge of lighting within the theatre. Whether it be designing the lighting for incoming bands at a venue, programming a desk with over 200 cues, rigging touring shows' fixtures, or focussing for in-house productions, I have a solid all-round ability within lighting.

    I have also gained relevant Sound, AV and Stage Management skills, through working on dance shows, full-scale band performances and many other styles of shows.

    Additional Information

    My current role as FOH Duty Officer has given me the additional skills and training:

    Additional Skills

    -I am the Head Fire Marshal at my current venue.

    -I have a basic working knowledge of the Catering department and am confident in using the Box Office SRO System at my current venue.

    -I have been the lone Duty Officer for Stafford Festival Shakespeare productions in 2014 and 2015.


    -Full (3 Day) First Aid and Defibrillator, including Paediatric

    -Food Hygiene Level Two

    -Ladder and Manual Handling Training

    -Genie Rescue and Fall Protection

    -Event Management

    -Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection and Safeguarding

    -Evac-u-Safe Chair and Slider


    Available upon request.

    Industry Awards


    About me

    With four years of experience as a Theatre Technician and eighteen months working full-time as a Duty Manager at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, I am in a position where I have managed to obtain valuable experiences of working with incoming companies, in-house productions and outdoor events such as Stafford Festival Shakespeare. This theatre industry experience complements the vast knowledge which I gained at Staffordshire University, studying Theatre Studies and Technical Stage Production, where I obtained a First Class Degree.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    Interested in
    • Live Events
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • CIEH Manual Handling Practice and Principals
    • Fire Warden
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate