About us

Bring your production to life. With the help of the professional stagecraft technicians of IATSE Local 33, your shows are on time, under budget and professional.

About I.A.T.S.E. Local 33

With over 120  years of experience, IASTE Local 33 has historical roots  in not only legitamite live theater productions, but also were the first stagehand employees servicing the needs of motion pictures and the very  first televsion shows.  Our stagehand trade has been passed down from generation to generation and has evolved with the decades and the introduction of state of the art technology in lighting, video, audio, rigging and automation.  We have successful, skilled and talented stagehands in several important specialties that work together synergetically as a team to meet your production vision  you have imagined and also the needs that often develop on the fly when building your show.  What ever the challenge, we work hard and professionally to make sure things work.  No matter what, your show must go on!

Pasadena Civic

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

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Special Olympics, Los Angeles Coliseum

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Walt Disney Hall

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America’s Got Talent (AGT), Live Show, Dolby Theater

Facilities & Venues

We have worked in many popular venues in the Los Angeles Area  including the Dolby Theater, Walt Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theater, Hollywood Bowl,  Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles Convention Center, JW Mariott, Westin Bonaventure,  Inglewood Forum, Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Greek Theater, Los Angeles Coliseum, Pantages Theater, USC Galen Center,  UCLA Pauley Pavilion Barker Hangar, Shrine Auditorium, Dodgers Stadium, Rose Bowl, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony Studios, Culver Studios, Raleigh Studios, Paramount Studios, CBS Radford, CBS Television City, ABC Prospect, Burbank Studios (formerly NBC Studios), Banc of California and many, many more...

We have worked in many popular venues in the Los Angeles Area including:


* Dolby Theater
* Walt Disney Hall
* Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
* Mark Taper Forum
* Ahmanson Theater
* Hollywood Bowl
* Pasadena Civic Auditorium
* Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
* Los Angeles Convention Center
* JW Mariott
* Westin Bonaventure
* Inglewood Forum 
* Staples Center
* Microsoft Theater
* Greek Theater
* Los Angeles Coliseum
* Pantages Theater


* USC Galen Center
* UCLA Pauley Pavilion
* Barker Hangar
* Shrine Auditorium
* Dodgers Stadium
* Rose Bowl
* NBC Universal
* Warner Brothers Studios
* Sony Studios
* Culver Studios
* Raleigh Studios
* Paramount Studios
* CBS Radford
* CBS Television City
* ABC Prospect
* Burbank Studios
*Banc of California
* And many, many more...

We have worked in many popular venues in the Los Angeles Area including:

* Dolby Theater
* Walt Disney Hall
* Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
* Mark Taper Forum
* Ahmanson Theater
* Hollywood Bowl
* Pasadena Civic Auditorium
* Santa Monica Civic
* LA Convention Center
* JW Mariott
* Westin Bonaventure
* Inglewood Forum
* Staples Center
* Microsoft Theater
* Greek Theater
* Los Angeles Coliseum
* Pantages Theater
* USC Galen Center
* UCLA Pauley Pavilion
* Barker Hangar
* Shrine Auditorium
* Dodgers Stadium
* Rose Bowl
* NBC Universal
* Warner Brothers Studios
* Sony Studios
* Culver Studios
* Raleigh Studios
* Paramount Studios
* CBS Radford
* CBS Television City
* ABC Prospect
* Burbank Studios v
*Banc of California 
* And  many, many more...

With the help of I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 professional stagecraft technicians, your shows are on time, under budget and professional.

Our Family

We are proud to partner with our dedicated employers for your entertainment needs.

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Vin Di Bona receives an Honorary IATSE Gold Card

Brother Ron Valentine, TV Business Agent at Local 33 presented Vin Di Bona, creator of America's Funniest Home Videos, an honorary Gold Card for his continued support of the IATSE.

At the Academy Awards with Local 33

Want a behind the scenes look at the Academy Awards? Thanks to
Local 33, here's a sneak peak at the hours upon hours of work that goes into making the show a success.

How to Load-Out an Opera in Under Two Minutes

This time lapse was shot at the Walt Disney Concert Hall during the load out of Mozart's classic opera "The Marriage of Figaro". Special thanks to the hardworking members of IATSE Local #33, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The song used is "Mahna Mahna" by Cake, Copyright 2007 by Upbeat Records. Video By Robert Colby

The Magic Starts Here!  IATSE Local 33

Behind the scenes of IATSE Local 33 at the 2016 SAG Awards.

Local 33 onstage crew setting the stage for Lady Gaga & Bradly Cooper performace at the Oscars

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow (From A Star Is Born/Live From The Oscars)

Timelapse Changeover @ The LA Opera

With the blessing of the LA Opera, this video was produced entirely by our IA Local 33 members. The video taken by Brother Corey Cooper and edited by Sister Kelly Travis.

About us

 1720 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA, 91506

  818-841-9233

  rvalentine@iatse33.com (TV Business Agent)

  rpagnotta@iatse33.com (Theater Business Agent)

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