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Who We Are

For over 125 years, Local 5 has been committed to our mission of organizing and educating stage technicians, rigging & lighting professionals, camera operators and more. We are driven by a single goal- to do our part in making Cincinnati's entertainment industry the best it can be. We strive to build productive and beneficial relationships with all of our pursuits. IATSE Local 5 is extremely proud of its strong, dedicated membership and the world-class staging services we provide.

Cincinnati Stage Employees is Local #5 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. We are a labor union that refers skilled labor to our partner organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati. If interested in being included in our referral system, visit the "Apply for Extra List" tab. 

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