Welcome to Surrey Stage Crew, the most active Society on campus!

We are a volunteer organisation, working backstage at a huge range events both off and on the Surrey campus. We always have plenty to get involved with – from playing with lights in Rubix, mixing bands at Free-Fest, operating sound for a musical-theatre performance, to producing live streams shown on the Students Youtube channel – we do it all!

Obviously, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has brought much of our event calendar to a standstill, but we’re still here, and ready for the challenges that the new academic year may bring.

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to join our society – we run a wide range of training sessions from basic sound and lighting, working at height, rigging and in addition to providing training on each gig.

We don’t only do gigs! We run many of our own social events including BBQs, formal dinners, trips to trade shows and meals in Guildford town.

Please explore our website, and if you’re new come and visit us at Freshers Fayre in September! Whatever form it takes this year, you will no doubt be unable to miss us…

Watch what we do!

During the year, society members come up with many creative ideas for lighting rigs for a range of acts. Jon Grilli designed and operated the lighting rig during Freshers 2016 for Lethal Bizzle.

Once a year, the university hosts a free festival for all students and guests to enjoy. We get to operate sound and lights for bands, dj’s and then host an outdoor cinema!

Here’s one of our gigs in University Hall – we setup sound, lighting, video and even software to run Surrey’s version of Strictly Come Dancing. The show was fully time coded, and live streamed to many venues over campus!

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Committee Members

8 volunteers who were elected to run the society, 2021-22.

Anna Franklin
Stage Manager

Hi! I’m Anna. I’m a vet student (yes please send me pictures of your cats) and the Stage Manager. I’m generally found full of gin and surrounded by wool. I’m also probably one of the only people capable of napping during a nightclub.


Rhys Burchett-Vass

Hi, I’m Rhys. I’m a Electronic Engineering student and the Secretary of the society. My role involves helping with the administration and general running of the society so if the meeting minutes are late it’s probably my fault.

Alex Peters

Hi! I’m a Tonmeister. I’m also the Treasurer. When I’m not counting pennies or recording music, I love a pint and some Paella (yes, I’m from Spain). If you fancy some crew merch I’m the guy to ask!


Heather Neele
Training Officer

Hi, I’m Heather, a recent graduate who just couldn’t get enough of Crew! I’ll be around to organise training sessions and to make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and is working safely during gigs.

Chrissy Aguis
Social Secretary

Hi! I’m Chrissy, a final year DMA student and resident vidiot. I’m here to make sure crew have some fun and get a break from working too hard.

Seraphin Gnehm
Welfare Officer

Hi, I’m Seraphin. Once upon a time I joined crew as a sound engineer, but it seems I spend more time mixing in the kitchen than behind a desk these days. A fed crew is a happy crew.

Josh Day

Hi, I’m Josh, I’m the Webmaster of Stage Crew. I’m a third year Computer Science student which means I’ll probably be on a computer or behind a lighting desk.


Emily Tomkins
Engagement and Recruitment

Hi I’m Emily and I’m a final year business management student. My role is to help welcome all the new recruits and returning students to the society.

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