The Chicago Flyhouse, Inc., offers a world-class training program on a wide range of rigging and safety topics. Our program includes custom ETCP-Recognized training for technicians of all skill and experience levels. During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were honored to be able to offer free and premium online training. Since then, we have returned our focus to in-person training─including modular or comprehensive classes─to fit each client’s specific needs, schedules, experience levels, and budgets. While most Flyhouse training is offered to dedicated clients (both individuals and Institutions), our trainers can also be found at public events such as trade shows, conferences, and training seminars.
- Specialized classes for companies and institutions of all sizes
- Choose from existing Flyhouse curriculum or customize with our training modules
- Option to host public classes: contact us for details
- Combination of conceptual learning and hands-on practice
- Supplemental materials provided with Flyhouse training class to encourage further learning
- ETCP-Recognized training program
We never like to brag, but we want to share some of the kind words folks have to say about Flyhouse Training. We were especially grateful for the opportunity to connect with and learn from all of you online during the most challenging months of the Covid-19 pandemic. And we are thrilled to continue that training in person today.
As a novice, I am often afraid to ask questions for fear of looking stupid, but you created a space that felt truly free of judgement.
Massive gratitude to you and Chicago Flyhouse for giving us all something positive and productive to do in this downtime.
The online training classes have been a great resource to formalize what I’ve been practicing in the industry for the past 15 years. Working through simple, real-world examples with Ed has helped reinforce fundamentals to assist in specifying the right system, the first time. Ed has done a great job presenting the material to audiences with a wide range of experience, keeping everyone engaged throughout.
DILLON CODY, Sound Engineer for Broadway Tours, NY
These classes have been a great resource in the “work from home” environment, especially for those whose job involves working with their hands and not a computer. I have been encouraging my Shop Staff to take these classes and I know several have been participants. They have all said the classes have been helpful.
CHRIS FRETTS, Indiana Repertory Theatre
These training sessions ... have helped me to learn new information, different ways of thinking about information I already knew and have brought to light factors I have never considered before.
MATT SCHMUTZ, Freelancer, NJ
This class showed me why something gets done in a certain way, which is very beneficial. I recommend every stagehand take this course if they want to improve their abilities. I am certainly a better rigger because of this course.
I love the premium format for classes—they’re very worth the money and keep me coming back for more! All the classes have been incredibly helpful and while I’m still no pro, I feel a thousand times more confident now and I look forward to getting back to work and implementing what I have learned.
LIZ ENT, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN
I will be taking my theatre rigging ETCP exam once testing centers open and I really appreciate your webinars to help keep my skills sharp.
SANDRA EVERETT, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ. of Maryland
Instructors were great at making everyone feel comfortable and safe, and helped create an encouraging environment for everyone. There was a great atmosphere of everyone helping and teaching each other. I feel like I will be a better stagehand in general after this class, as well as more comfortable ground rigging.
All of the training materials, both in these online classes and some of the videos on YouTube, are such a great resource. Most topics are not to be found anywhere else that are easily accessible. I’ve really enjoyed the classes thus far and I look forward to more.
PARKER BATTLE, UNCSA, NC
This was one of the most informative and interesting webinars I ever attended. Thank you Mark, Benjamin, and Ed!
(Flyhouse online training is) a genius and generous idea.