The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) was founded in 1893 when representatives of stagehands working in eleven cities met and pledged to support each other’s efforts to establish fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions for their members.

Chartered in 1931, IATSE Local No. 476 has been proudly serving the Studio Mechanics of Chicago for over 90 years. The storied membership of Local No. 476 has been behind the scenes, or backstage for such iconic works as:

 The Blues Brothers – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – The Breakfast Club – Home Alone – Transformers – Backdraft – Dark Night – The One Chicago Shows –  Phantom of the Opera – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Mama Mia – Rent – The Lion King and many more.

Local 476 is a mixed Local that covers nineteen crafts with over eighty job categories. The well-rounded Membership of Local No. 476 is a hardworking, honest, and dedicated collective of people committed to the craft of making the absolute best entertainment possible.