For over 40 years Sapsis Rigging has led the effort to promote training and safety in the entertainment industry. Our programs are designed to address the ever changing technology in rigging and stay current with new standards and regulations. We feature a flexible curriculum, tailoring the sessions specifically to the needs and requirements of the attendees.

Training sessions are led by Bill Sapsis who has conducted over 500 sessions in North America, Europe and Africa. His credentials include:

      • ETCP Recognized Trainer*SRI Seminars
      • ETCP Certified, Theatre and Arena
      • ETCP Council Member
      • Chair, ETCP Subject Matter Experts
      • Chair, TSP Rigging Working Group
      • Board Member, The PLASA Foundation
      • USITT Fellow
      • NATEAC Executive Director Emeritus

Training Session Topics Include:

      • Manual and Automated Rigging Systems - Operation, Inspection and Maintenance
      • Arena Rigging - Understanding chain hoists, truss and the forces involved with using them.
      • Fall Arrest Systems - Staying safe while working at height.
      • Hardware - How to choose and use the right materials.
      • Rope, Cable and Slings - Matching the gear to the application.
      • Fittings - Keeping equipment connected safely.

Full-day and multiple day sessions are available depending on desired and required curriculum.

ETCP Trainer*Six ETCP re-certification credits are available for each day of training.

A Representative List of Our Clients
American Festival Theatre
Appalachia State University
Boston University
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Cirque Du Soleil
Furman University
Garden State Arts Center
Glimmerglass Opera
Guthrie Theatre
IATSE Local 1
IATSE Local 4
IATSE Local 9
IATSE Local 11
IATSE Local 16
IATSE Local 19
IATSE Local 26
IATSE Local 48
IATSE Local 67
IATSE Local 93
IATSE Local 133
IATSE Local 251
IATSE Local 289
IATSE Local 470
IATSE Local 481
Kent State University
Lancaster PAC
Mohegan Sun
Montana University
Mormon Temple
NYC Tech College
North Richland Hill Baptist Church
Pace University
Paramount Parks
Peoria Civic Center
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Sight and Sound
The Metropolitan Opera
Theatre Academy of Finland
University of Buffalo
University of Idaho
University of Iowa
University Of Louisville
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Oklahoma
Upstage Lighting, Johannesburg SA USITT
Walt Disney World
Walton Arts Center
West Point

For more information or to request a session for your facility, email us at or call 800-727-7471 ext. 206


Sapsis Rigging Inc • 870 Bunting Lane, Building A • Primos, PA  190188 • 800-727-7471