Technical & Facilities Manager

Peter trained in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 1993. He has worked in stage management in repertory theatre at Northcott Theatre, Exeter, the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, on tour in the UK and Europe with English Touring Opera, Cheek By Jowl and Northern Stage Company (including re-lights). Peter has also worked in stage, lighting and theatre electrics at Donmar Warehouse, English National Opera, Royal Court, Theatre Royal - Drury Lane (Miss Saigon) and the London Palladium, which included the West End runs of Saturday Night Fever and The King & I.

Whilst part of the lighting team at the Palladium, Peter also worked on numerous concerts including: Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Kirsty MacColl, Imagination, Sister Sledge, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Englebert Humperdink, and for the London Weekend Television series, ‘Friday Night at The London Palladium' with Bruce Forsyth.

Peter has worked in technical support for Higher Education starting at Dartington College of Arts in 2001 and subsequently, since 2010, at Falmouth University, as Technical & Facilities Manager for AMATA, managing a team of twelve technical specialists. He is part of the founding team for BA Technical Theatre Arts and also teaches and provides technical support across the range of AMATA courses in Music, Theatre and Dance. In addition to curricular activity, the technical team also work on AMATA’s public programme of Music, Theatre, Comedy and Dance, which uniquely provides placement opportunities for students to work directly with visiting professionals. During the summer months, AMATA hosts and provides technical support for conferences, summer schools, events and practitioner residencies. Peter remains active outside of the University and has recently provided technical services on concerts and events including Phil Jupitus, Fairport Convention, Paul Zerdin, The Manfreds. 

Peter Hooper

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255715



Year Qualification Awarding body
2018 PGCHE Falmouth University
2013 NEBOSH, National General Certificate 1,2&3 IOSH
1999 C&G 1810 Theatre Electrics City Of Westminster College
1993 Cert, Stage Management & Technical Theatre Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs



Agile on the Beach Conference 2018



Agile on the Beach Conference 2017



National Rural Touring Forum New Directions Showcase 2016 Agile on the Beach Conference 2016



Giving Voice Conference and Showcase 2015 Dark Sound Symposium and Showcase 2015 Association of Event Management Education (AEME) Forum 2015



Fascinate Digital Arts & Music Showcase 2014



Fascinate Digital Arts & Music Showcase 2013


Areas of teaching

  • Health and Safety
  • Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts
  • BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance
  • BA (Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management
  • BA (Hons) Creative Events Management

Business Engagement

Consultancy and facility services

Professional residencies for developing and encouraging new work
BBC Introducing
A Blaze of Feather
Miracle Theatre
The Man Engine
Living Structures Theatre Company
Freefall Dance
Cheap Date Dance
Inner Ground Dance
James Wilton Dance
Yskynna Arial Dance
Belarus Free Theatre
Pirates of the Carabina
Near-Ta Theatre


Professional Engagement

Social, community and cultural engagement

Hall for Cornwall Schools Drama Showcase
National Youth Dance Company
Kathryn Richards School of Dance Showcase 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Falmouth School BTEC students
Propeller Dance Training for Young People
Saturday Morning Young Peoples Dance and Music classes
Shallal Dance Company


Engagement with professional associations and societies

Member of Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT)