The Vera Project


The Vera Project
305 Harrison Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle

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In this 2-hour workshop, students will have a practical grasp on lighting concepts and console operation, learn about different lighting instruments, and gain hands-on experience programming lights for Vera’s mainstage. Participants of the class will also gain basic fundamental knowledge of working with artists and production staff to elevate the concert experience as a lighting engineer.

Complete this class to be eligible for Lighting Engineer volunteer shifts at Vera shows!

COVID-19 Safety Information

All attendees (with the exception of youth 5 and under) are required to present proof of COVID vaccination by bringing your original vaccination document or a photo/digital copy + ID to the workshop. For the duration of the workshop, attendees will be asked to wear masks, maintain social distancing where possible and sanitize hands between use of materials or equipment. Please do not come to Vera if you test positive for COVID-19, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you had a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Getting to VERA

The Vera Project is located at 161 Republican St. Our classroom entrance is north of the Climate Pledge Arena, across the breezeway from KEXP. Public transportation options include: the Monorail (via Westlake Center Light Rail) and the following bus routes: RapidRide D Line, #1, #2 #8, #13. Paid street parking is available west and north of Seattle Center's campus.

Accessibility Information

There is one short (~5") footstep to access the lighting console in Vera's mainstage area. The venue has two floor levels, and most classes take place on the lower level. In addition to the staircase, a lift and outdoor ramp are available for moving between the first and second floor. Restrooms are on the first floor and are gender neutral. Please contact Lev Betron at with any accessibility requests.

Refund Policy

The Vera Project does not provide refunds nor reschedule tickets for other class dates. If you are no longer able to attend, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to another person through the SeeTickets platform or contact us to give your spot to one of our waitlisted scholarship recipients.

Classes at Vera

For more information about Vera's class offerings, requirements, scholarships, and more, visit

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