Lighting & AV

The ABTT Theatre Show doesn’t simply concern itself with theatre – it extends across all forms of live entertainment.

2016 exhibitors included: 

Altman Lighting Inc., Ambersphere Solutions Ltd, Andolite, Artistic Licence, Avolites, Ayrton, BLUE-i Theatre Technology Ltd., Chauvet Professional, City Theatrical Inc., Clay Paky, Da-Lite, Electronic Theatre Controls Limited, German Light Products, Global Design Solutions, Goboplus Ltd, Illuminate Design Ltd., KI Sound & Light, Lamp & Pencil, LAX Europa, Lighting Resources, M A Lighting, Mushroom Lighting, Philips, Production Resource Group, Robe, Robert Juliat, Spotrack, Zero 88

Video Library

See 2016 interviews with ETC and Da-Lite

Sound

One of the recent changes in the way that the ABTT Theatre Show is presented is the inclusion of a more practical environment for the audio industry. Live performance is now very much part of the event and further details can be found on the Studio Theatre page on this website.

2016 exhibitors included:

AC Entertainment Technologies Ltd, Amber Sound, Autograph Sales and Installations, Canford, CPC, d & b audiotechnik GB Limited, Dimension Audio, EM Acoustics, FBT Audio, HD Pro Audio, Inspired Audio, Insynergy, J R Clancy, KV2 Audio, Point Source Audio, Push The Button, Roland Pro AV, Sound Network, Sound Systems UK, Stage Sound Services Limited, Technical Performance & Presentation, Wenger Corporation, White Light Limited, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

Video Library

See 2016 interviews with Autograph and d & b audiotechnik

Stage Engineering and Rigging

A wealth of technical disciplines are covered at the show. Relevant to venue operators, production staff and theatre consultants, we also have exhibitors addressing Health & Safety, Codes of Practice and other relevant matters.

2016 exhibitors included: 

Aluminium Access Products, ASM Steuerungstechnik, Cavotec, Centre Stage Engineering, Flint Hire & Supply Ltd, Gerriets Great Britain Ltd, Hall Stage, HOAC Stage Technology, Igus UK, Le Mark, Lyon Equipment Limited, Rope Assemblies, Safety Lifting Gear, Serapid, Slingco, Stage Technologies, Steeldeck, Total Access (UK) Limited, Total Solutions Group, Triple E Ltd, Unusual Group Limited

Video Library

See 2016 interviews with Unusual Rigging and Triple E

Scenic and Set Construction

Relevant across theatre, TV, Film and commercial work, our exhibitors a brand range of scenic requirements. A burgeoning industry – did you realise that the walls in Pret a manger were manufactured by a theatre supplier and one of the exhibitors?!

2016 exhibitors included:

Drapemakers – Presentation Design Services, Gerriets Great Britain Ltd, J&C Joel, Peter Evans Studios Limited, Prompt Side, Scenic Projects Ltd., Varia Textiles UK Limited

Video Library

See 2016 interview with Drapemakers

Theatre Specialists

The ABTT Theatre Show is the home of theatre specialists. A broad spectrum of companies and organisations exhibit and more than that, the combination of exhibitors and visitors make the two day show an exceptional networking opportunit

2016 exhibitors included:

Blue Lemon,British Harlequin, Hayles and Howe Ltd, Locker and Riley (FP) Ltd, Push The Button, Race Furniture, RB Health & Safety Solutions, Stage Solutions, Technical Entertainment Servcies, Technical Performance & Presentation, Theatron, Water Sculptures

Video Library

See 2016 interview with Flints

Associations and Training

The ABTT Theatre Show brings together Drama Schools and Trade Associations under one roof. Anyone exploring the possibility of a future in the industry will derive significant value from a visit to the show. Increasingly, a number of companies now offer apprenticeships.

2016 exhibitors included:

Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), Academy of Live and Recorded Art, Association of Lighting Designers, Association of Sound Designers, BECTU, British Sign Language, CC Skills/The Backstage Centre, Cinema Theatre Association, E15 Acting School. Friends of Alexandra Palace, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, LAMDA, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, School Theatre Support Group, SiPA, Stage Management Association, The Theatres Trust, The Theatrical Guild, University of Derby, Vectorworks

Video Library

See videos from the 2015 show and 2016 show