Stagehands United Together

Established in Montreal since 1898

I.A.T.S.E. local 56 celebrates its 125th anniversary!


Whether it’s mixing a live band or placing microphones on artists, count on our audio technicians to amplify whatever needs to be heard.


From installing traditional lighting to using the most modern equipment, our members have the skills and expertise to make your show shine.


From cameras to video walls, our video technicians support you with anything you can put on a screen.


We have experienced riggers who are equally at home in arenas as well as outdoor installations of any size.


We provide a team – large or small – to organize concerts, sporting events, trade shows, theaters and entertainment venues across Montreal.


Our carpenters take the designs from the page to the stage. We have the manpower to handle the biggest pieces of scenery but also the finest tools. We build everything, even the stage.



If you are a member of a union, Union Savings has several offers to help you save on your daily expenses.

Need a financial boost?

The Fondation des artistes has just launched an online micro-questionnaire to quickly find out your eligibility for financial and psychosocial assistance programs.

You could qualify for a $2,000 contribution in just a few clicks for programs aimed at artists and cultural workers in the performing arts.

Click here to quickly find out your eligibility! :

IATSE Training Trust Fund

The IATSE Training Trust Fund recently upgraded the Linked In Learning program and all accounts have access to all the Linked In Learning languages available – including French!  This is an incredible, free benefit that we encourage you to sign up for and use.

LinkedIn Learning is a self-guided learning platform with over 15,000 online courses on all types of topics and software. Free LinkedIn Learning Subscriptions are available to active IATSE members and those working under an IATSE agreement. Courses are available in English, French, Spanish and more. 

I.A.T.S.E. 125th Anniversary

As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we reflect on the history of the IATSE. Since our founding in 1893, the strength and solidarity of our members has bettered the lives of workers throughout the entertainment industry.