Providing Professional Entertainment Technical Personnel in RI

We are Local #23 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. For 122 years, we are the crews who have been working behind the scenes,  at

– Providence Performing Arts Center
– Dunkin Donuts Center
– Veterans Memorial Auditorium
– Rhode Island Convention Center

other venues throughout Rhode Island

-The Ryan Center at URI Kingston, RI
-Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
-Newport Yachting Center, Newport, RI


We provide professionals skilled in

-Wardrobe with IATSE Local 830


Contact our Business Agent Peter Vecchio  
or phone: (401) 209-4177 to discuss what we can do for you.
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Apprentice Applications for Local 23 end on October 31st.

Applications for apprenticeships in IATSE Local 23 RI Stagehands will only be available until October 31, 2016.  After this date, we will not accept any more new applications.  For questions about this process, please contact Mike Roberts at .  Thanks


IATSE Local 23 Rhode Island is accepting apprenticeship applications from September 1st   through October 31st, 2016


Local 23 IATSE apprenticeship committee will be recommending several workers for a 2 year apprenticeship program. the selection process will begin after october 31, 2016.

Basic requirements:

– Must be of legal age to engage in gainful employment (18 years).

– To be considered for apprenticeship, you must satisfy all financial obligations with the Local for this calendar year and up to the three previous years.

– Must serve a two year apprenticeship and pass an examination at the end of that period to become a journeyman.

– If accepted as an apprentice member there will be a $500.00 and a $100.00 fee for filing your apprentice application with the Local and the International.

– You must submit an apprenticeship candidate form post marked between September 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016 to be considered for this program.  Committee members will be handing out this form at our various work sites and there is a downloadable PDF version on this website, link below.

Here is a link to the application form   and more info,

please fill it out and mail it to the address listed on the form.