• Interactive Theatrical Training Classes

Empower Your Stagecraft. Learn from Industry Pros

Welcome to the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust, your home for continuing education in the entertainment industry. We provide courses that span the spectrum of theater and live event production disciplines, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, wardrobe, and beyond.

You do not need to be a Union member to take WWTTT courses!

Our instructors work in the industry. To accommodate their busy work schedules, classes are rarely scheduled more than 6 weeks out, sometimes less.

Subscribe to our newsletter email list and check back here often. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email our Training Coordinator, Mylor Treneer. mylor@theatricaltraining.com

Building-Class-2019

Course Calendar


  •  May 14, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MEWP Operator Certification #7 The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  … MEWP Operator Certification #7Read More »


  •  May 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With topics of gender identity entering mainstream consciousness in new ways, many individuals and organizations are asking what they can do to be more inclusive. We’ll discuss strategies for working with trans and non-binary colleagues and artists, handling theatre-specific needs like audience spaces and dressing rooms, and what to think about when creating art that … Gender Inclusivity in the Theatre IndustryRead More »


  •  May 18, 2024
     11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The goal of this 4-hour workshop is to provide Dressers with basic hand sewing techniques and knowledge which will enable them to do simple necessary repairs and mending accurately.  The Workshop will have several sections of focus. Each section will have various samples of the tools, closures and sewing techniques being presented. Different types of … Sewing for DressersRead More »


  •  May 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be … MEWP Operator Certification #8Read More »

Forklift Operator Certification #6

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a Forklift Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Monday, Aprill 22, 2024 at 10 am. Hard hat and proper work attire is required.

Adult, Child, CPR #4

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This American Heart Association course covers Adult, Child & Infant CPR, medical and injury emergencies and adult, child and infant choking (as well as other topics). CPR Seattle will be offering  a  "Blended Learning" CPR & First Aid class.  Registrants will be  sent a link to do online training prior to the scheduled classroom session. The online training  allows registrants to complete the academic material from the comfort of  home, starting and stopping the program as needed. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person class room session which will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and will be devoted to skills practice and questions. In-person Session #4 will be held at 9:30 am on April 22, 2024 at the New Labor Temple. Links to the online learning will be sent out on the week of April 8. Once you complete the online and the in-person class components, you will be issued a digital certification card from the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), and you will have access to the digital book for the course. Class size is limited to 11 students. Registration closes on April 8, 2024.

Adult, Child CPR #5

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This American Heart Association course covers Adult, Child & Infant CPR, medical and injury emergencies and adult, child and infant choking (as well as other topics). CPR Seattle will be offering  a  "Blended Learning" CPR & First Aid class.  Registrants will be  sent a link to do online training prior to the scheduled classroom session. The online training  allows registrants to complete the academic material from the comfort of  home, starting and stopping the program as needed. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person class room session which will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and will be devoted to skills practice and questions. In-person Session #5 will be held at 12:30 pm on April 22, 2024 at the New Labor Temple. Links to the online learning will be sent out on the week of April 8. Once you complete the online and the in-person class components, you will be issued a digital certification card from the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), and you will have access to the digital book for the course. Class size is limited to 11 students. Registration closes on April 8, 2024.

Robert's Rules of Order

$25

Register
April 29, 2024 - April 29, 2024
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This class will help students become knowledgeable about Robert’s Rules of Order; the rules and procedures that guide Local 15 general membership meetings. Understand the types of motions and when they can be made. Learn how to craft a motion. Be comfortable at membership meetings! This class will be taught by Laurel Blaine, Board of Examiners' List Chair via Zoom on Monday, April 29 from Noon to 4 pm.

Rough Terrain Forklift Certification

$35

Register
May 13, 2024 - May 13, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a Class VII Rough Terrain (Telehandler) Forklift Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 10 am. This is a certification that is NOT in high demand in the live entertainment industry. There are very few opportunities to make use of this certification. Hard hat and proper work attire is required.

Basic Electrical Safety

$$35

Register
May 6, 2024 - May 6, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Journeyman Sean Callahan will take attendees through the basics of working safely around electricity. Students will understand how electricity works and the effect it has on the human body.  Students will learn how to create and break down electrical paths for theatrical equipment and elements requiring power as well as be able to identify common safety devices and personal protective equipment relevant to electrical work. This course is a prerequisite for entering the Local 15 Apprenticeship program and is highly recommended for all permit workers. This class will be held at the New Labor Temple on Monday, May 6 from 10am to 3pm.

ETC Fixtures & Systems Symposium

$$10

Register
May 7, 2024 - May 8, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bellevue Lighting is presenting  Illuminate 2024:  ETC Fixtures and Systems Symposium - A Two-Day Journey into Advanced Lighting Technology and Techniques. This symposium is being held on May 7 and May 8 at the World Trade Center in Seattle at 2200 Alaskan Way #410, Seattle, WA 98121. The registration fee is $10. This is NOT a Western Washington Training Trust class but is a significant local industry educational opportunity. You can register here:   Illuminate 2024 Registration • Bellevue Lighting  

Dressing the Broadway Tour'24

$$25

Register
May 5, 2024 - May 10, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This 2-hour Zoom class is intended for those who already have backstage crew experience and wish to prepare themselves to be an effective member of the wardrobe team. It is an overview of the Broadway tour from load-in to load-out. The class includes concrete examples of what to expect as the Tour Heads guide you to organize dressing rooms, prep costumes for performance, learn your dresser track, work closely with actors, and manage laundry schedules.  Presented via Zoom on Sunday, May 5 at 5pm.      

Chemical Awareness for Costume and Props

$$25

Register
May 6, 2024 - May 6, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This 2-hour class is taught by Local 15 Safety Officer and OSHA 10 Trainer, Troy Amundson. It will cover basic chemical awareness for Costume and Prop Artists. Troy and the class will discuss applicable regulations, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - gloves and respirators, and how to improve safety in those shops. Presented via Zoom on Monday, May 6 from 11 am to 1 pm.  

Quick Change Practices

$$35

Register
May 11, 2024 - May 11, 2024
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the knowledge, proficiency and confidence to perform Quick-Changes.  This will be accomplished through examples, discussion and exercises. Attendees will be presented with several Wardrobe techniques and then asked to carry out prearranged Quick Changes. Attendees will take on the roles of performers and actual theatre costumes will be provided to create realistic situations. This 4 hour class will be held at the Erickson Theatre costume shop 1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122on Saturday, May 11 at 11 am.  

Gender Inclusivity in the Theatre Industry

$$5

Register
May 16, 2024 - May 16, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With topics of gender identity entering mainstream consciousness in new ways, many individuals and organizations are asking what they can do to be more inclusive. We’ll discuss strategies for working with trans and non-binary colleagues and artists, handling theatre-specific needs like audience spaces and dressing rooms, and what to think about when creating art that involves gender. Whatever your starting point, you’ll take away concrete steps to aid in your journey of gender inclusivity. This class and discussion will be presented by  Josephine Kearns, Gender Consultant, Dramaturg, & Theatre Creative on Thursday, May 16  via Zoom. The presentation will begin at 1:00 pm and last approximately 90 minutes.  

MEWP Operator Certification #7

$$35

Register
May 14, 2024 - May 14, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MEWP Operator Certification #7 The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a MEWP Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Tuesday May 14,  2024 from 10 am to 2 pm. Proper work attire is required including hard hat (or helmet) and safety footwear.

Sewing for Dressers

$$35

Register
May 18, 2024 - May 18, 2024
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The goal of this 4-hour workshop is to provide Dressers with basic hand sewing techniques and knowledge which will enable them to do simple necessary repairs and mending accurately.  The Workshop will have several sections of focus. Each section will have various samples of the tools, closures and sewing techniques being presented. Different types of supplies and resources will be provided to illustrate the topic being discussed. A demonstration of the different sewing methods will be shown. A hands-on exercise will be offered. This class will be presented on Saturday, May 18 at the Erickson Theatre costume shop at 11 am.    

MEWP Operator Certification #8

$$35

Register
May 20, 2024 - May 20, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a MEWP Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm. Proper work attire is required including hard hat (or helmet) and safety footwear.  

Scroll to Top