2017 List of Exhibitors

Stand numbers appear after exhibitor name

ABTT - Stand RB01

Website: http://www.abtt.org.uk

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) exists to advance understanding of the technical subjects connected with the theatre and theatrical presentation and to promote good theatre design and technical presentation of theatrical works.

Supported by the Theatre Safety Committee the ABTT produces a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry.  Membership is available to anyone who is interested in the design of  buildings for performance or the technical arts of theatre. Those with suitable experience may be admitted to the electoral college by peer review. The ABTT provides a Safety Helpline, vocational training,  the industry magazine Sightline, Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment, Codes of Practice, regular visits, conferences, forums, lectures and meetings.

On the ABTT stand this year there will be copies of the new edition of Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2015. This will be available at discount prices and there will be some special membership offers too.

The ABTT Industry Supporters’ Group offers a way for commercial enterprises to support the work of the ABTT which is a registered charity. If you are interested in finding out more about the Industry Supporters’ Group please visit the ABTT stand. There will be special ABTT  Theatre Show offers for those who would like to join the ABTT ISG at the stand.

The Academy of Live and Recorded Art - Stand A61

The Stage Management and Technical Theatre Foundation Degree at ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Art) is a two year full-time accredited course with excellent professional links. Our theatre in Wandsworth is fully equipped and we offer a varied experience under full supervision with guest tutors from across the industry. For full information visit www.alra.co.uk or call 0208 870 6475

AC Entertainment Technologies Ltd - Stand A40

Website: http://www.ac-et.com/

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd., a leading ‘one-stop’ international provider of cutting-edge professional equipment with over 40 years’ experience supplying to the industry, will showcase a selection of the very latest solutions available from their vast portfolio of over 200 premium brands – on stand A40.

Sales teams from company’s four specialist product divisions will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies from leading marques which AC-ET are the exclusive UK dealer for – including Chroma-Q®, Jands, Prolights, Spotlight, GLP, LumenRadio, Luminex, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment, BroadWeigh, Dynamic Audio Device, and Green Hippo. Other leading brands showcased include Manfrotto, Litec and Petzl, amongst others – all available from the company’s multi-million pound inventory.

Also featured are AC-ET’s in-house Cable Express and Gel Express custom assembly services – as well as Lamp Express and other popular consumables from the vast range available – all primed for a fast turn-around.

Stop by the AC-ET stand (A40) for your demo, and to discuss the many other brands available through the company’s specialist Lighting, Rigging, Audio and Video sales divisions.

Alternatively, contact the company to arrange your demonstration, on +44 (0)1494 446000 /  sales@ac-et.com, or visit www.ac-et.com.

Acoustic Control Systems - Stand F13

AED UK Ltd. - Stand F15

Aluminium Access Products - Stand E34

Website : http://www.tallescope.co.uk

Aluminium Access Products Ltd are the only manufacturer of Tallescopes

Come and see us on stand A60 for.

Tallescope Sales

Safety Inspections & Certification

Servicing & Repair

On Site Training

Tallescope Hire.

Frank Partington


Amber Sound - Stand E20


2016 has been a key year for Amber Sound so far with Managing Director Graham Paddon taking a back seat and leaving the day to day running of the company to the next generation.

At ABTT this year Amber Sound is going back to point source, showing off a range of Meyer Sound loudspeakers that cover any scenario, large or small. Another loudspeaker brand that the company supplies as UK distributor is One Systems, which are all IP rated direct-weather speakers.

Also on show are RTS and Clear-Com intercom systems which Amber Sound supplies to many of the UK’s rental companies, installers and theatres with high level support. Wireless comms are at the forefront with RTS Radiocom used by theatres up and down the country and Clear-Com recently launching the new FSII-BASE 2 to compliment the successful FreeSpeak II DECT system.

Amber Sound also stocks many Countryman mics and will have lavalier and headset mics on display, both being used in many West End shows. Another favourite from Fischer Amps are the rack mount chargers, which can take 9V or AA and AAA batteries, removing the need for non-rechargeable batteries while also being environmentally friendly. The new In Ear Stick from Fischer will also have its first UK showing at ABTT.

K&M stands and accessories have been available from Amber Sound since its formation in 2005 and with years of experience and high stock, you will be well looked after by the sales team if you need help with the hundreds of part numbers and thousands of spare parts available!

Stop by to see what’s new and to discuss your audio requirements with the team.

Contact names:

Claire Paddon – Commercial Director

Aaron Sofocleous – Technical Sales

Glen Thompson – Sales Executive

Marco Marini – Sales Executive

Ambersphere Solutions - Stand C20

Ambersphere Solutions Ltd is the exclusive UK sales, support, service and training centre for Ayrton, Clay Paky, MA Lighting and Robert Juliat entertainment lighting products. Visit us on stand D10 to experience the full range of Ayrton LED luminaires, Clay Paky automated fixtures, MA Lighting dimming, control and networking products and Robert Juliat theatrical fixtures and followspots. Our experienced staff are on hand to offer in-depth demonstrations and helpful advice on product choice.

Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) - Stand RB07

Website: http://www.ald.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_ALD

The Association of Lighting Designers is the professional body representing all those who work or are interested in the creation of lighting and video design for live performance and events in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Whether you are a designer, production electrician, programmer or crew member, the ALD aims to further the art and appreciation of creative lighting design and raise the awareness of the creative use of light and images as part of the development process for performance presentations. Its members are drawn from across the fields of theatre (including Opera and Dance), Rock and Roll, corporate presentations and events, education, and manufacturing.

The ALD is the mouthpiece of the performance lighting industry and a resource for information on the wide range of lighting design topics that affect designers and technicians in all areas of the live performance lighting profession. It also provides a resource and forum for the discussion and development of artistic and creative lighting aims, an understanding and education of the process involved in lighting design, and how changing technology assists this.  It promotes the art and craft by organising and supporting a number of industry awards and bursaries for students and early career development, non-professional and through to the internationally recognised practitioners.


Association of Sound Designers (ASD) - Stand RB08

ASM Steuerungstechnik - Stand D40

See Centre Stage Engineering Limited

Autograph Sales and Installations - Stand C33

Website: http://www.autograph.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutographLondon

Autograph Sales & Installations is delighted to be exhibiting at ABTT.

As usual visitors will find a selection of theatrically-oriented audio products on our stand (C33) – from Clear-Com we have the new Freespeak 2-2 base station, the DX410 digital system and HelixNet – from DiGiCo we’re showing an SDTen-T, running on the all-new Stealth Core 2 software platform – from Meyer Sound there’s the CAL-32 Column Array Loudspeaker and the popular Leopard system. The team will be on hand to demonstrate our bespoke backstage paging solutions.

This year however there is a new feature as we are providing equipment, sound design and technical expertise for The Petrus Bertschinger Studio (PBS). This is a new concept at ABTT, where a ‘pop-up’ theatre will be used to demonstrate products and services in a real-world environment.

We are co-sponsoring this new initiative with a range of sound equipment including a DiGiCo SDTen-T (complete with SD10 RE redundant engine system) a multi-way Shure ULXD digital wireless microphone rig, various DPA microphones, an Autograph QLab playback rack together with our Signature Series switchover systems and more.
Autograph’s sound designer, Luke Swaffield, will be on hand to demonstrate and share his experience of designing and programming shows using the ubiquitous DiGiCo ‘T’ Theatre specific software.

ABTT promises to be an excellent show once again this year with lots to see, please do drop by and say hi to Team Autograph on stand C33!

Avolites - Stand C31

Website: http://www.avolites.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/avolitesltd/

Avolites is widely regarded as the world’s premier manufacturer of lighting consoles, media servers and dimming systems, all compatible in an integrated solution for total visual control.

With a reputation built upon years of expertise delivering rock-solid equipment for productions across music, theatre, film, and corporate since 1976, Avolites has evolved to offer cutting edge technologies in their swift and intuitive Titan and Ai software packages, within a diverse range of equipment of the very best quality and design.

AVW - Stand F17

Ayrton - Stand C20

See Ambersphere

BECTU - Stand A01

Website: http://www.bectu.org.uk/home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bectu

Staff and freelancers working in theatre and live events call on BECTU, the media and entertainment union, for a variety of benefits and services. BECTU provides vital group and individual support on the whole range of employment issues including on pay, health and safety and equality. Our members work at local authority and commercial venues across the UK as well as at the national houses. They also provide the technical and production services relied upon by the growing number of seasonal live events and festivals. Quality, low cost training, including the popular Creative Industries Safety Passport and Emergency First Aid at Work, is a much valued benefit of membership. Join BECTU at the show as a new member and save on your membership. (New entrants have a year-round special joining rate). Freelancers should pick up a complimentary copy of our tax guide and learn more about low-cost insurances including public liability insurance. In addition to our other online references here, our Young Members Forum is on twitter @bectu_ym and our official facebook page is at www.facebook.com/bectuofficial We look forward to meeting you.

BLUE-i Theatre Technology - Stand D20

Bose - Stand C23

Professional sound systems demand an uncommon expertise and specialised products, and for more than 40 years, Bose Professional has developed innovative loudspeakers, electronics and software to meet the needs of demanding professional audio applications.  Bose provides substantial support for its partner network, including product technical information, system design support and after-sales support. Bose sound is found throughout the world in performing arts centres, theatres, houses of worship, stadiums, restaurants, retail stores, corporate buildings and hospitality establishments.
At ABTT 2017, Bose will be showing the latest DeltaQ™ technology, the next-generation in loudspeaker array design, featuring selectable coverage patterns that more precisely direct sound to audience areas for the best possible sound quality and vocal clarity throughout the listening area.  ShowMatch™ array loudspeakers – the newest DeltaQ™ technology design – feature replaceable waveguides that allow changing coverage and asymmetrical patterns, in compact enclosures optimised for both installation and portable applications that require the best possible sound quality.

Bristol Paint - Stand B20

Website: http://www.bristolpaint.com/p/h/Home//21/

Bristol Paints are pleased to be exhibiting at ABTT’s new venue at Alexandra Palace.

We will featuring our popular ‘Pure Colour’ palette of pure pigmented scenic colours, these are divided into compatible groups, being Primary, Earth, Neutral and our renowned Metallic and Fluorescent ranges.

New for 2015 are Bristol Metlooks, a range of water based polyurethane metallic colours. These are supplied in two distinct finishes Metlak and CPU, all our standard metallic can be produced in these high adhesion and durable finishes, we can also produce a select range of solid colour versions.

For a bit of Bling we have our range of Bristol Glitter paints, these are conveniently packaged and ready mixed for immediate use.

We will again be showing our innovative Bristol Aqua Service water recycling and wash up unit, this product won the ‘Widget of the Year’ award in 2012, and is possibly still the biggest Widget ever to win this prestigious award!

We will also be showing examples of the versatility of Bristol Aqualak and our exclusive painting system enabling the decoration of normally problematic scenic substrates such as Vinyl Dance floor and Vacuum formed plastic items.

Bristol also offers an exclusive colour matching services, which is second to none. All colours are produced by hand to order and include matching to physical sample as well as the elusive (PMS) Pantone Matching System and RAL colours.

We look forward to welcoming you on our stand and us to show you what Bristol can do for you!

Canford Audio - Stand E31

These are exciting times in the world of wired and wireless intercom. The word is out and there is a real buzz going around about the multi-award winning Green-GO digital intercom over Ethernet, distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Canford.
This ground breaking intercom does away with the costly traditional central matrix by storing all routing and setup information within each outstation. Complex comms configurations can be readily designed off-site using the Green-GO control software ready to upload when required.

Green-GO intercom will operate on virtually any 100Mbit/s data network and will co-exist with other data protocols including DMX and Dante. The system is expandable from 2 users to over 3000, just by adding outstations to the network.
To complete the range, the new DECT wireless system offers high quality, low latency audio with robust RF coverage and roaming.
Listen to the latest Green-GO products on stand D43, Canford.

For the many intercom users who need just two or four intercom channels, Tecpro analogue intercom remains the most cost effective way of acquiring pristine audio communications combined with extremely high reliability at an affordable price. System features include ‘show relay’, ‘remote mic kill’, ‘paging’ to external PA and four channel operation (on selected devices).
Drop by and find out why Tecpro is still the first choice for theatres, live events and rental companies.
Look forward to seeing you at Ally Pally.

Centre Stage Engineering - Stand C11

Website: http://www.centre-stage.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentreStageEng

Centre Stage Engineering (www.centre-stage.co.uk) are specialists in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of all types of stage engineering equipment. This includes automated power flying systems, motorised hoists, counterweight flying systems, safety curtains, stage elevators, seating wagons, portable rostra systems, technical galleries and lighting bridges. The company has ISO 9001 Quality certification and has recently been certified by ISOQAR for CE Mark Certification to Execution Class 2 which means that we meet current EU standards and can CE mark fabricated steel structures such as safety curtains, elevators and lighting bridges for installation into theatres, now a legal requirement.

Our service department offers short and long term maintenance contracts, LOLER inspections, load testing and trouble-shooting services as well as comprehensive mechanical and electrical survey reports.

Centre Stage are pleased to announce that they have recently been appointed UK distributors for ASM Steuerungstechnik (http://www.asm-steuerungstechnik.de/) with their highly engineered selection of steel band and chain driven hoists and HOAC ( http://www.hoac.de/ )  with their innovative range of aluminium systems.

Chauvet Professional - Stand B31

CHAUVET Professional –a brand of Chauvet – is passionate about LED technology and the significant advances and opportunities it can provide. Founded in 1989, Chauvet has displayed a dedication to the worldwide support of the Theatre and Arts community by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that take into account the high standards of stage lighting, including the award-winning Ovation LED ellipsoidal and fresnels and COLORado wash lights.

Cinema Theatre Association - Stand RB04

Website: www.cinema-theatre.org.uk

The CTA was founded in 1967 at a time when cinema-theatres, that is to say the large buildings showing films that also had full stage facilities, were being lost to modernisation and demolition.

The CTA campaigns nationally to protect traditional cinema buildings and maintains a comprehensive archive of documents and photographs.

The CTA is a membership organisation and registered charity with the educational aim of promoting serious interest in all aspects of cinema buildings – both old and new, in the UK and overseas.

Each year, members receive six issues of the CTA Bulletin, now in full colour, and the annual Picture House magazine. Members have access to occasional organised visits to cinemas (and theatres) both at home and abroad. Lectures and indoor members’ events may be arranged in the winter months. Website: http://cta-uk.org

City Theatrical - Stand D31

Website: http://www.citytheatrical.com/en-gb/home?lng=UK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/citytheatrical

City Theatrical invents, manufactures, and customises unique lighting accessories for the entertainment and architectural industries and is the winner of 31 product and business awards. Founded in 1986, City Theatrical has offices in New York and London. Products include the multi award-winning SHoW DMX® wireless DMX, accessories for ETC lighting fixtures, accessories and power/data supplies Philips Color Kinetics® LED lighting products, Lightwright 5™ lighting paperwork software, as well as the world’s most extensive catalogue of entertainment and architectural lighting accessories.

City Theatrical also performs custom manufacturing services and manufactures products on an OEM basis for other lighting manufacturers.

Clay Paky - Stand C20

See Ambersphere

Clear-Com - Stand C42

CPC - Stand E24

Curtain Call - Stand F18

d & b audiotechnik GB Limited - Stand A54

Website: http://www.dbaudio.com/en/

d&b audiotechnik will follow the ABTT Theatre Show to their new venue in the West Hall at Alexandra Palace from 24th – 25th June. At stand A52 visitors can see impressive new products from d&b, including two installation amplifiers. These latest additions will be joined by the award winning Y-Series loudspeakers and the D20 amplifier, recently launched at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

d&b audiotechnik are a clear choice for many West End and Broadway sound designers, on shows from Chicago to War Horse. Gareth Owens scooped Olivier Awards for both Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Memphis at Shaftsbury Theatre for sound designs based on d&b systems.

Doughty Engineering - Stand C30

Website: http://www.doughty-engineering.co.uk/

Doughty Engineering will showcase three new products at ABTT this year – with new additions to the award winning Modular Rigging range as well as a new floor stand taking centre stage on stand C30.
The Projector Mount which offers 360 degree rotation, tilts in two directions and is adjustable to fit most projectors joins the popular range, along with a Super Lightweight Drop Arm which has a SWL of 10kg and gives lighting designers the opportunity to hang small luminaires.
Meanwhile, Doughty will also début its new floor stand, with the team on hand to provide demonstrations of the kit as well as answer any queries and project specific questions.
A selection of clamps and hoists will also be exhibited on the stand.

Drapemakers - Stand B22

See Presentation Design Services

ETC - Stand B40 & C40

Website: http://www.etcconnect.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/etcinc

As a part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations, ETC has something extra special in store for visitors to the ABTT Theatre Show. For the first time in Europe, ETC is hosting interactive training sessions with its new ColorSource® consoles.

In tandem with the exhibition, ETC is running a series of 70-minute training events. The sessions include a demonstration of ColorSource consoles, and each attendee will have hands-on access to a desk. As an added bonus, participants will be automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a ColorSource console. Reserve your space via www.abtttheatreshow.co.uk/color-source-booking-form

In addition, in the West Hall, ETC is showing a medley of luminaires, consoles and rigging solutions on stand B40, including the ever-popular Source Four® LED system; control desks from the acclaimed Eos® family; a selection of rigging controllers; and a new architectural framing projector, the Irideon FPZ.

Across the aisle, stand C40 will be dedicated to ColorSource, a recently introduced family of products designed to make ETC-quality light available to smaller venues and applications with limited budgets.

Be sure to stop by for a celebratory drink and to see the selection of products on display.

For more information on ETC and its products, please visit www.etcconnect.com.

E15 Acting School - Stand A22

Website: http://www.east15.ac.uk

This very hands-on course ensures that students will be engaged in work on productions and practical projects within six weeks of them joining. With some eleven undergraduate and postgraduate Acting and Theatre Directing courses running across East 15’s two campuses (each equipped with their own theatres and studio spaces) there is a vast opportunity to work on a range of the productions we stage on campus and in central London theatres.

Established over 50 years ago and evolving from the pioneering theatre work of Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop Company, and now part of the University of Essex, East 15 has grown to embrace training programmes that properly equip students for work globally in the 21st Century world of performing arts.

Visit the BA Stage and Production Management pages at http://www.east15.ac.uk/courses/ba-stage-and-production-management/ to learn more.

EM Acoustics - Stand A31

Website : http://www.emacoustics.co.uk


On EM ACOUSTICS first ever ABTT exhibition stand we felt it would be really useful for us as a company to have the opportunity to chat in depth with customers and consultants alike about our new product development program. We want to hear your feedback about how our products perform, your likes and dislikes and what you would like to see from us in the future. So to that end we will be offering coffee and biscuits and a seat to weary exhibitioneers. Come by and have a chat-about anything you want to, but loudspeakers are really our forte.

We will be showing several exciting additions to our product range, including our brand new EPX-8 self-powered loudspeaker, and also our new coaxial stage monitors which we believe will become industry standards.

On Wednesday 24th at 11.00am, we will be partnering with Autograph Sales & Installations in the Londesborough room where we will be demonstrating our amazing HALO Compact system.

Come and join us at the show-if we have met you before, it will be nice to catch up again. If we haven’t met you before, we look forward to introducing ourselves.


Entertainment Technology Press Ltd. A72

Website: http://www.etnow.com/

Entertainment Technology Press will have five new titles available for the first time at ABTT (stand D50), in addition to over 70 other specialist industry books. They are: Introduction to Live Sound, Entertainment Electronics, Vectorworks for Theatre, The Theatres & Concert Halls of Fellner and Helmer, and Live Event Production.

FBT Audio - Stand B41

Figueras Seating - Stand D24

Figueras: Let’s make it happen

Figueras International Seating is a leading company in the design, manufacture and installation of seats and movable seating solutions for public spaces, specially theatres, auditoriums and performing arts spaces in general.

Figueras strives to be regarded as a committed partner for all types of projects, capable of implementing its client’s ideas and strategies: the design and manufacture of a new model of a seat or a movable seating solution, the installation of seats in any type of space, whichever its requirements and adapting to its architectural, spatial, acoustic and isoptical properties.

The aim of the company is to convert the brand into a partner for the creation of spaces that awake emotions.

With installation references in over 150 countries, we offer the most extensive fixed seating solutions available and lead the industry in terms of quality, engineering, design and technology integration. Some of our most renowned theatres and performing arts installations around the world are: Philarmonie de Paris (France), Hamer Hall the Arts Centre (Australia), Concert House Danish Radio Byen (Denmark), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Spain), Teatro Bicentenario (Argentina), Television Academy Saban Media Center Wolf Theater (USA), Koszalin Philharmonic (Poland) and many, many others. Specifically at UK, Figueras’ seats are present at Sage Gateshead, Sheffield City Hall, Y Ffwrnes Theatre, SSE Hydro Arena and, the most recent project, Cervantes Theatre (Spanish National Theatre Company) at Soho (London).

Flint Hire & Supply - Stand D51

Flint Hire & Supply Ltd – Stand E45
Established in 1981 to provide the theatre industry with a single source for specialist theatre hardware and paints, Flints cater for Stage Managers, Production Managers, Workshop Managers, Scenic Artists, Engineers, Carpenters, Painters and Propmakers.

Flints are the major retailer of theatrical goods in the UK. Our buying power allows us to pass on excellent value to our customers and our unrivalled experience ensures that the products we stock are perfectly suited to the industry. In recent years we have expanded our client base to include schools, shop display, museums, the film, television and marine industries.

Please come along to pick up a new copy the Flints Reference Catalogue for 2016/17. There will also be working demonstrations of new products, and people available for consultation.

Website: http://www.flints.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flintstheatre

Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre - Stand RB05

German Light Products - Stand E21


GLP are excited to be launching their new UK office and exhibiting at ABTT. Showing their full range of fixtures, including brand new launches from the recent Frankfurt PLS show, Noel Roly Smith from the new operation will be on hand to answer any questions and conduct product demonstrations.

Gerriets Great Britain - Stand C32

Goboplus - Stand A52

Website –  www.goboplus.com

Goboplus.com, the one stop gobo shop supplying a comprehensive custom and stock gobos service in metal, glass and plastic plus a wide range of accessories including Gobo Holders and digital gobos. The friendly intuitive website and on-line shop is open 24-7.We will be exhibiting alongside Cut Colour Plus our sister company who are a specialist filter company servicing the entertainment, educational and architectural markets. Cut Colour Plus offers a bespoke filter cutting and comprehensive scroll making service Proffering expert knowledge & exceptional service, both companies are dealers for Rosco, DHA, GAM and Lee Filters product ranges plus much more.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Stand A63

Guildford School of Acting - Stand A62

Hall Stage - Stand B11

Harlequin Floors - Stand A33

Website: http://uk.harlequinfloors.com/en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanceFloors

Harlequin Floors will be exhibiting at the ABTT Theatre Show 2015 on the 24th and 25th June, at Alexandra Palace. The Harlequin brand has earned a deserved reputation in theatres world wide for the quality and breadth of flooring products and the company will be presenting a wide range of flooring systems for the performing arts and display. Technical experts from the company will be on hand to provide advice.

Harlequin’s stand (A32) will be furnished with Harlequin’s glossy Hi-Shine floor which has proved extremely popular with set designers, not only in theatre, but for TV shows, exhibitions and display purposes. Visitors will able to examine many different floor types, including printed flooring which now offers new customisation options. Harlequin also designs, supplies and installs special flooring solutions for theatre stages, television studios, exhibitions and display and is widely recognised world-wide for dance floors.

Being launched at the show is a new Storage Cart for the storage and movement of rolls of vinyl flooring.

Hawthorn Theatrical - Stand D10

Website: www.hawthorn.biz

We are award-winning creative technical production experts. It’s our job to help make your productions look and sound amazing. And after nearly 30 years in the business, we really know our stuff.

Named by the London Stock Exchange in 2015 as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, we believe every show or production should be an incredible experience. Through our equipment hire, permanent installation and create services we create bespoke technical solutions to meet your specifications and bring your vision to life.

Many of our knowledgeable staff started their careers in the theatre and this expertise, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for live performance, means we share a fundamental understanding of the diverse technical needs of a theatrical production. Hawthorn has supplied equipment to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for over 26 years and supported many touring productions including Jackie the Musical, The James Plays, Hairspray, Laila the Musical, Brideshead Revisited and Clybourne Park. You can be confident that our team will provide all the support you need.

Open 7 days a week, we are the largest independent technical event equipment suppliers in the UK, with a huge state-of-the-art range available for hire, from lighting, sound and video to staging, power, rigging and drapes.

We also install lighting, sound, video and related equipment into a huge range of venues, working sensitively within each space to create a technical infrastructure tailored to deliver the performance capabilities you wish to achieve. We sell equipment from leading manufacturers too.

Hayles and Howe - Stand F20

Website: http://www.haylesandhowe.co.uk/shop/

Hayles and Howe are an international ornamental plastering company with over thirty years’ experience and many awards for their work in Theatre Conservation and Restoration.

In this field of work Hayles and Howe have found that implementing regular Ceiling Safety Inspections helps to protect and preserve our historic Theatres and public buildings. As these ceilings contain a broad mix of building materials they require careful and accurate monitoring. Hayles and Howe can now provide accurate and technically detailed assessments giving owners and managers a true indication of the condition of the ceiling.

From an initial enquiry Hayles and Howe will quote for a preliminary visit to identify the scope for a full cost effective survey. The preliminary visit will also raise any immediate major concerns that need to be considered prior to a full survey.

Hayles and Howe are well versed in creating a rolling maintenance plan that fits in with a theatres hectic scheduling of rehearsals and shows. The company is quick to respond to any calls from theatres that find themselves with any unforeseen problems with their ornamental plasterwork or scagliola.

Hayles and Howe have enjoyed working on many of the world’s leading theatres including the Royal Opera House, the Dominion Theatre, the Beacon Theatre in New York and many others.

Hayles and Howe’s Managing Director David Harrison is a leading consultant in the field of Ornamental Plasterwork and has made theatre conservation a specialty of the company.

For more information visit www.haylesandhowe.co.uk or contact us at:

0117 972 7200 or info@haylesandhowe.co.uk

HD Pro Audio - Stand A20

Inspired Audio - Stand D42

Inspired Audio is a manufacturer of Integrated Pro Audio system solutions. Product is designed and manufactured at their base in Nottingham, England and aims to deliver audio solutions that are as close to plug and play as the laws of physics allow. Product includes, compact and sub compact array systems along with stage monitoring and infill solutions. The eFlex range of system amplifiers, are the heart of all Inspired integrated systems and include on-board DSP, networked under a software platform and input options that include Dante and AES3. Target markets for Inspired Audio, include Theatre, Church and Audio Visual, while the company currently exports to Asia, Middle East and South America.

J&C Joel - Stand C41

KV2 Audio - Stand E22

Website: http://www.kv2audio.com/en

At KV2 the true reproduction of the original sound and its dynamics are the key elements in the development of our products. We have bucked industry trends and broken industry standards to find the best possible audio solutions in both analog and digital. We strive to bring art and science together, to reveal the true emotion in a performance.

LAMDA - Stand A23

Website: http://www.lamda.org.uk

A pioneering education and arts charity, LAMDA offers exceptional vocational training for outstanding actors, directors, stage managers and technicians. Our graduates are internationally renowned and enhance London’s reputation as a global centre for arts and culture.

When we introduced our Stage Management & Technical Theatre course in 1965, it quickly became a prototype for other institutions branching into this area. In 2016, we remain at the cutting edge of vocational stage management and technical training. Our alumni excel in a wide range of creative and managerial roles and include Sir Howard Panter, Natasha Chivers, David Grindrod and Kevin Fitzmaurice.

The redevelopment of our Talgarth Road home to create a new centre for drama training is in its final stages. Housing world-class rehearsal spaces and performance facilities – including the 200-seat Sainsbury Theatre, the Carne Studio Theatre and the Sackler Library and Study Centre- the fully-integrated campus will match and enhance LAMDA’s reputation and achievements, increasing our contribution to the cultural life of the UK and beyond. Work on the £28million project will be completed in the autumn, with the new building due to open its doors in early 2017.

Visit www.lamda.org.uk for more information. If you are a LAMDA graduate, visit us at Stand F23 and sign up for our Alumni Network.

Lamp & Pencil - Stand A12

Lamp & Pencil are here to help with making those tricky ideas happen in the real world. From tiny electronics to large practicals, simple controls to large networks and miniature motors to flying lights we can take a concept and deliver equipment that you can rely on for your show, tour, conference or installation. Lamp & Pencil are proud to be the UK & Ireland distributors for RC4 Wireless dimming products.

Website: www.lampandpencil.com

Le Mark - Stand E10

Website :  http://www.lemark.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeMarkGroup

The Le Mark Group will be out in force at this year’s ABTT. Not only with new products, new catalogues and products submitted for awards but also as the sponsor for the PBS floor. The PBS is The Petrus Bertschinger Studio in the Londesbourough Room off the Palm Court.

The Performance Flooring division are honored to have been asked to sponsor and supply the flooring for the PBS for this year. Bearing in mind the variety of performances over the duration of the show, Harmony Value (single sided, matt black) was chosen as it is one of our most versatile roll out performance floors specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of dance styles.

DirtyRigger®, the protective gloves and accessory division, has entered the brand new Grid Mat into the 2016 Widget Award. This 100% customer driven product is launched in the memory of David Cartwright who sadly left us far too early last year. Manufactured from black, fire retardant material encapsulating a high density foam core, the Grid Mat provides a comfortable base to work on during long periods of kneeling and seriously protects technician’s knees. Also being shown for the first time will be the new range of gloves called Rope-Ops – specifically geared around theatrical use – https://dirtyrigger.co.uk/rope-ops-rope-gloves

Le Mark will also be launching their all new 2016 Tape Brochure. Featuring the full range of tapes showing the complete color spectrum and some technical details, the brochure is an indispensable addition to every tool box and buyers collection.

You will find Le Mark on Stand E10-drop in, say hello and help yourself to a new brochure-you will be most welcome.

Lift Turn Move - Stand E35

Locker and Riley - Stand E15

Website: www.lockerandriley.com

Twitter: twitter.com/LockerandRiley

Locker & Riley is an award-winning fibrous plaster specialist based in the UK. We are internationally renowned for the design, production and installation of the highest quality plasterwork with an exceptional portfolio covering luxury private residences, grand and historic landmark properties, palaces around the globe and high profile flagship stores.

From heritage fixtures and the finest plaster restorations to the creation and production of exquisite bespoke plaster pieces, our highly skilled team of artists, sculptors and master craftsmen & craftswomen produce plasterwork of the very highest quality.

For further information, please contact us on 01245 322 022 or enquiries@lockerandriley.com

Lyon Equipment - Stand A71

M A Lighting - Stand C20

See Ambersphere

Mainstage - Stand E13

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - Stand A29

Mushroom Lighting - Stand A51

Website : http://www.mushroomlighting.com/

Mushroom Lighting and MLT will be exhibiting products from German company LTH, including Flagship, a high power architectural 100watt LED wash light and the range of Power flood, with a 120 degrees working angle, ideal for close up work lighting buildings etc. We will also have the range of Gobo projectors, profiles and LED followspots with an LED power range of 10 to 360 watts, something suitable for all applications
Also on display will be IGAR, our variable beam angle, colour temperature and power in ground up lighters with massive gimble movement for the true lighting designer wanting to get exact parameters for their design

Orbital Sound - Stand A30/E32

Peter Evans Studios - Stand B21

Philips - Stand A11

Polar Audio - Stand B42

Presentation Design Services - Stand B22

Drapemakers have been manufacturing drapes for the theatre and events industries for over a decade, but have never chosen to generate any real publicity. The ABTT 2015 show has been selected as the launch pad to give the company more visibility in the industry.

Operating from their base in Derby as a subsidiary of successful live events company, Presentation Design Services Ltd., Drapemakers does exactly what it says on the tin; custom made drapes that meet budget, specification and delivery requirements, wrapped up with a fantastic service and a constant willingness to always meet a deadline. However short or ridiculous it might seem.

Great established relationships with significant industry clients have seen Drapemakers manufacturing for West End Musicals, UK and European touring shows such as Dirty Dancing and The Bodyguard, delivering bespoke show drapes to regional producing theatres including Birmingham Rep and Nottingham Playhouse, creating and fitting theatre drapes on board cruise ships in the Caribbean, Singapore and Australia, and supplying venue drapes to receiving houses such as the Arena in Derby and the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

The Drapemakers stand at the ABTT show will feature seamstresses in action at their sewing machines and if you place an order quick, they could be manufacturing your next drapes requirement right in front of you.

Production Resource Group - Stand C22

Website: http://www.prg.com/uk

Production Resource Group are a solution-based supplier of lighting, video and rigging technology to the live events industry.

As a leading provider of technology products to West End, Broadway and touring theatrical productions, PRG are proud to have supported numerous spectacular shows, including Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Cats, Thriller, Mamma Mia, Memphis and Beautiful. Smaller scale projects are also very close to the heart of PRG, we regularly supply event technology to theatrical venues across the country.

As well as holding an extensive stock of products from the major brands, PRG design and manufacture industry leading products such as the Bad Boy and Best Boy family of moving lights, the Mbox media server and the Vx76 range of lighting control consoles. Our proprietary products have been developed following discussions with event professionals, including key lighting designers, who specified which features were most necessary to them, but were absent from other products on the market.

Theatre is a core market for PRG in the UK, but we are equally as involved with the concert touring, corporate and television sectors; as such, our intrepid team of product specialists can offer support from a variety of different viewpoints.

We are on stand B22 at this year’s ABTT exhibition, stop by for a chat and to get an intimate look at our proprietary products.

Prompt Side - Stand D11

Prompt Side specialises in producing beautiful, digitally printed backdrops and bespoke drapery, delivering innovative and creative products for the arts, entertainment and event industries.

Visit us on stand C23 to see our unique products:

Day and Night printed back projection plastic –

an exciting new development in our printing portfolio. Transform your image simply by changing from front to back lighting.


Underside printed translucent vinyl flooring –

Resilient and durable, this underside printed vinyl eliminates the risk of scuffing or damage to the print. The image won’t flake or chip and the vinyl can be rolled for easy transportation.

Magnetic printed wallpaper –

for speedy scene changes.

Printed MDF, plywoodpolycarbonate 

we can even add depth and texture using a CNC router!

HUGE printed cotton sharkstooth gauzes –

up to 9m high in one piece. Perfect for opera and pantomime!

Self-adhesive printed vinyl –

ideal for instantly creating filled bookshelves or other labour intensive projects.

Seam-less™ textile printing 

our revolutionary method of joining fabric without traditional seams. This unique textile welding technique allows virtually any size of printed cloth to be joined and then backlit, without casting a shadow along the join. Coupled with our soft, crease resistant Microfibre textile this product is perfect for touring.

Join us for coffee on stand C23 to see and feel these exciting new products and learn how we may assist you on your next project.

or call us on 01322 554455 and email us on info@promptside.co.uk

Push the Button - Stand B24

Race Furniture - Stand A73

Race Furniture will be showcasing their unique folding theatre chair that has been used extensively in the recently refurbished Dorfman Theatre at London’s National Theatre. Through a detailed design and development programme Race has engineered a comfortable and supportive pair of chairs that fold down smoothly and efficiently in a robust steel box that can be used as stage flooring.

Seventy of these boxes make up the stalls seating area and within a 15  minute period these boxes can be fixed in an upright position or conversely can be folded from their upright position in order to create a complete flat stage floor. An example of a functioning two seat box can be seen and demonstrated on Race’s stand.

Race will also be showing a variety of seat heights of its ever popular Stanway high density stacking and linking chair with seat heights at 450, 600 & 750mm. With the use of the Stanway mobile trolley a total of 30 chairs can be stacked. Numerous projects have found that the Stanway chair satisfactorily combines seating comfort and support with a high number of stacked chairs.

Continuing with the theme of presenting innovative products visitors can also try out the JumpSeat now promoted by Race Furniture and is available as floor-fixed, floor-mounted or wall-mounted chair that purports to be one of most compact chairs on the market measuring less than 130mm with the seat in an upright position. The award winning JumpSeat is well suited to spaces that require flexible and compact seating having a ‘flex spring seat’ that cantilevers without hinges.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand.

Race Furniture Limited

Bourton Industrial Park



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RB Health & Safety Solutions - Stand A54

Website: http://www.rbhealthandsafety.co.uk

Robe - Stand A60

Robert Juliat - Stand D10

See Ambersphere

Roland Pro AV - Stand A32

Visit Roland at ABTT to see the award winning M-5000 live sound digital mixing console and the ‘industry standard’ M-48 personal mixing and monitoring solutions. Based on O.H.R.C.A, a brand new operating platform from Roland, the M-5000 provides more adaptability to individual workflow than any previous option. O.H.R.C.A, stands for three key concepts: Open; High Resolution; and Configurable Architecture. The Roland M-48 personal mixers offer musicians the flexibility to control exactly what they want to listen to during a performance. Chosen by renowned sound designers across Europe, the M-48’s are currently being used in theatre productions including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Miss Saigon, The Vampire Killers and Made in Dagenham. Roland supports audio and video professionals demanding excellence in performance and system design. Delivering integrated audio and video products, Roland’s strength in digital technology has established the company as a provider of total solutions to markets including theatre, broadcast, education, live production and worship. The portfolio from Roland includes digital consoles, personal mixers, multi-channel recorders, audio recorders, video switchers and mixers, video converters and editors. For more information visit: http://proAV.roland.com

Rope Assemblies - Stand E40

Rope Assemblies Ltd produce bespoke wire rope assemblies to our client’s exact requirements. We offer a wide range of manual lifting equipment from stock and our in house manufacturing for assemblies means that 80% of orders placed before noon are despatched the same day. We are also distributors for a range of companies including Checkmate, Crosby and Tractel

Our experienced Sales team are on hand to discuss technical issues, offer safety advice and ensure all customers receive the best product for the job

Please visit our website: www.ropeassemblies.co.uk or contact the team by telephone on 01777 700714 or email sales@ropeassemblies.co.uk

Rose Bruford College - Stand A25

Website: http://www.bruford.ac.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosebruford

Rose Bruford College is a leading provider of specialist degree programmes and training courses, covering all aspects of theatre and performance. Many of the graduates of our courses in Performance Sound, Lighting Design, Creative Lighting Control, Theatre Design (set and costume), Scenic Arts (construction, props and painting), Costume Production and Stage Management go on to be leaders in their field. We also run a range of training courses for professionals, and we can find you the graduate to be your next great employee. Come to stand A25 and see how we can develop you and your business.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Stand A26

Website: http://www.cssd.ac.uk

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is an international leader for professional drama, theatre and performance-related courses, offering a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Our BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree is a programme of 12 specialist courses in the creative and production practices of theatre and associated arts. These courses include:

  • Costume Construction
  • Design for the Stage
  • Performance Arts
  • Production Lighting
  • Prop Making
  • Puppetry, Design and Performance
  • Scenic Art
  • Scenic Construction
  • Stage Management
  • Technical and Production Management
  • Theatre Lighting Design
  • Theatre Sound.

Students have the unique opportunity to specialise in one of the above theatre practice courses, meaning they will study their chosen discipline full-time for three years, enabling them to develop a high level of specialist practice.

To find out more about Central’s BA (Hons) Theatre Practice courses including open events, how to apply, fees and funding information visit our website: www.cssd.ac.uk

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Stand A21

Website: http://www.rcs.ac.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rcstweets

RCS is the only conservatoire in Scotland to offer two undergraduate courses in theatre production; BA Production Technology and Management(pathways in lighting, sound, stage technology and stage management), andBA Production Arts and Design (pathways in props, costume, set construction, scenic art and set/costume design

Located in the heart of Glasgow, the Royal Conservatoire campus consists of a wide variety of relevant facilities, including five professional performance venues.
The New Athenaeum Theatre, is our proscenium arch theatre space which holds an audience of 344. This space is often used as a working production classroom and, in 2008, was installed with the latest Stage Technologies automated flying system, which sits at the centre of our stage technology pathway. 
The RCS campus is spread across two buildings, with the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks offering purpose built facilities such as production workshops, a paintshop with accessible frame, a costume and wardrobe department and dedicated design spaces.  
To find out more, please visit www.rcs.ac.uk

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - Stand A24

Website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is based on Cardiff. As the National Conservatoire of Wales and one of the UK’s leading drama schools, we provide specialist vocational training within technical theatre, design and performance.

Collaborations with organisations and visiting practitioners from TV, film, theatre and live events, mean that our students get invaluable experience of real working conditions and vital contacts within the industry.

The College also operates as an arts centre with 300 public performances and events each year, has regular performances in London, plus a month-long residency at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The opportunities for students studying at RWCMD are endless.

Safety Lifting Gear - Stand A53

website: http://www.safetyliftinggear.com

SafetyLiftinGear.com provide a single source for all your lifting and rigging equipment, height safety and load restraint. our huge range includes manual and powered hoist, Roundslings, Shackles and a wide range of Fall Protection and rope access. All equipment is supplied fully certified. Fantastic savings when you buy online at www.safetyliftingear.com

School Theatre Support Group - Stand RB02

Website: http://www.stsg.org.uk/

The ABTT School Theatre Support Group (STSG) is an established network of professional theatre technicians and managers working in UK schools and colleges. STSG offers a community of support to this specialist field, responsible for many professionally-equipped theatres across the country, as well as training and facilitating the next generation of theatre practitioners. STSG runs an annual conference for its members, and is affiliated to the ABTT.

Serapid - Stand D21

Showcomms Ltd - Stand F19

Shure - Stand C43

Sick Ltd - Stand F22

SICK are a leading Industrial Automation company, operating for over 70 years, with subsidiaries and partners worldwide.

SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents and preventing damage to the environment.

SICK devices are used to control the motion of moving parts in the theatre & entertainment industries.  Encoders and Motorfeedback systems are used for controlling backdrops, hoists, booms, flying wires and lifts.  Modular safety controllers are added to the system to realise safety performance levels for the motion.  Inclination sensors for tilt control and a wide selection of sensor types for object location, limit detection and anti-collision control.

The use of SICK products is widespread in the industry, here are some examples we can mention as they are approved for use in the public domain: encoders in the flying rigs for Billy Elliot – the musical – at the Circus theatre, Scheveningen and motor feedback system for scenery movement on the stage.  Control of the Venetian building that collapses during the James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’ using wire driven encoders.

There are many ways SICK can help you with your automation requirements and we look forward to talking to you about them at the ABTT Show on Stand F22.

Contact details:


Waldkirch House, 39 Hedley Road, St Albans, Herts  AL1 5BN

t: 01727 831121

f: 01727 856767

e: info@sick.co.uk

w:  http://www.sick.co.uk

Twitter:  @SICK_UK

LinkedIn:  @sick-uk-ltd

YouTube: @SICKSensors

Slingco - Stand A10

Website: http://www.slingco.co.uk/

Slingco design and manufacture the Cablenet™.

Installed anywhere in the world and accommodating any room size or shape, Slingco Virtual Floors® have a peerless reputation.

Cablenet™ tension wire grids can be installed in new builds or fitted retrospectively in schools, theatres and performance venues, replacing traditional bridges and ladders. These ‘Virtual Floors®’ provide a safe and transparent architectural solution for access to stage lights and cast no shadow from lighting positioned above.

Also being shown is the Unibar™ hoist system.

The Unibar™ system allows for the quick and easy controlled raising and lowering of horizontal suspension bars, carrying stage scenery, cloths, speakers and lighting equipment.

Sound Network - Stand E32

Sound Network will be showing all of the latest DPA Microphones and explaining how they are best used in the theatre and live performance arena: d:screet Miniature Mics and d:fine Headset Mics for bodyworn applications, d:dicate Recording and d:vote Live Mics for instrument miking.

Adding to DPA Microphones’ long-standing close relationship with the Theatre Industry (mainly due to their exemplary d:screet range of miniature microphones), Sound Network hope to bring Sony’s brand new DWX-N digital wireless systems to the fore, with quality and specifications that are widely heralded as the best on the market.

Both Adam Pierce and Sam Simon-Norris will be available for demos and meetings for the duration of the ABTT show.

Sound Network Website

Sound Systems UK A22

Spiralis Seating - Stand D32

The Spiralis Europe team in conjunction with Ascender are looking forward to be exhibiting for the first time at ABTT 2017. The exhibition for us gives an opportunity to show and demonstrate our approach to the theatre and auditorium seating.

Ascender have been our longstanding and valued partner offering a wide range of seating solutions from highly innovative contemporary design right through to the more traditional arrangements. Our systems have been developed to provide enhanced functional features such as a chair tracking and floor folding to maximise multi-use environments.

Together our approach is to listen closely to understand our clients’ requirements and work hand in hand with the project delivery team to achieve the required visual, commercial and functional needs of projects without compromise.

With this in mind we welcome you to our stand Number D32 so we might together share our knowledge, understanding and past experiences together.

Alternatively, contact us on 0203 764 5151,  info@spiraliseurope.com, or visit www.spiraliseurope.com.

Enjoy the exhibition

Spotrack - Stand A25

Stage Jobs Pro - Stand F23

Stage Management Association - Stand RB03

Stage Solutions - Stand E11

Stage Solutions manufactures and supplies modular staging, seating and bespoke structures to the performing arts world – both in the UK and around the globe.

We have decades of experience working with organisations both large and small. So we know how to offer a service that is tailored to suit your particular needs.

At ABTT 2016 we are launching a mobile retractable seating tier unit so please come to see it in action.

An extensive array of information can be viewed and downloaded from a range of social media platforms. If you start with our website www.stagesolutions.uk.com you can link to everything else from there.

We look forward to seeing you on stand E11.

Stage Sound Services - Stand C12

Stage Technologies - Stand C10

Steeldeck - Stand B10

STM Power Transmission - Stand A32

STM Power Transmission Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Industrial Gearboxes, Electric Motors, Braked Motors and Variable Speed Drives. Established in the UK for nearly 30 years, they have a vast experience working across a variety of market sectors. They have worked extensively in the stage industry supplying parts for a number of the associated applications.

For further information visit the stand, email info@stmuk.co.uk or call 01606 557 200.

Theatre Sound Supplies Ltd. - Stand F16

Theatron - Stand D41

Theatron manages productions, stages and rehearsal rooms, actors and technical personnel, scheduling of shows and rehearsals as well as working hours and much much more.

The built-in conflict control feature makes sure that the user does not need to double check for duplicates in planned work shifts. It will automatically tell whether an actor or technical person is available for a spesific rehearsal or whether a certain stage or rehearsal room is available.

Theatron is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution designed to make the production planning as efficient and easy as possible. You can use Theatron with any device from anywhere.

With Theatron it is possible to manage also events outside the theatres own facilities and make a detailed touring plan for these events, manage the room rentals, visiting shows and so on.

Theatron is currently the leading production planning solution in the Nordic countries serving over thirty theatres, and we are expanding our operations into UK.

Read more about Theatron and our references and testimonials at www.theatron.eu and visit us at booth D41.

Total Access UK - Stand E14

Website: http://www.totalaccess.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TotalAccessUK

Total Access (UK) Ltd has established itself as the UK’s leading Rope Access company and provider of Height Safety Support Services, Equipment and Training.

We have four departments whose combined specialist expertise includes:

  • Industrial Rope Access Contracting
  • Consultancy & Design Services
  • Training Course Design & Provision
  • Height Safety System Installation & Testing
  • Safety Equipment Provision & Asset Management
  • Confined Spaces Working & Supervision

Total Access (UK) Limited endeavours to remain at the forefront of its profession as the UK’s leading Confined Space and Height Safety training provider.

We provide two specific Access for Theatre Technicians training courses, ACT1 and ACT2.

These two courses aim to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical experience to enable them to use basic personal suspension techniques within the theatre environment.

To find out more about our training courses, services or safety equipment please contact us on: 01785 850 333 or Email: sales@totalaccess.co.uk

Total Solutions Group - Stand A50

Website: http://www.trussing.com

With its five distinct product brands, Total Solutions provides a ‘one stop shop’ for trussing, staging, safety training and temporary roof structures.
* Total Fabrications – specialising in bespoke trussing and stage sets as well as ‘off the shelf’ solutions.
* Slick Trussing – one of the oldest and best known trussing systems around.
* Total Training – providing PLASA accredited rigging and safety training for industry personnel.
* T2 – The award winning safety truss from Total Solutions.
* RSC Lightlock – Innovative dampening control for moving lights.
We will be exhibiting at the show on stand A50

Triple E - Stand E33

Website: http://www.3-eee.com/

Triple E was formed in 1984 to supply the entertainment industry with mechanical products to aid the assembly, automation and construction of stage scenery. Throughout the last 32 years the company has innovated and pioneered a range of curtain and scenery tracking systems and custom designed equipment for use in the entertainment industry, which have earned Triple E products a reputation for simple design, rugged construction and ease of installation.
Triple E’s first product was the Loose Pin Hinge, which won the ABTT Product of the Year Award in 1984. The company has since gone on to win four more ABTT awards since then for its systems.

Unitrack, with its unique fabricated steel “I” beam configuration and the dimensionally identical extruded Aluminium Unibeam have now become the industry standard for silent tracking.

In 2015 Triple E became the European distributor of the American ModTruss system, this multi award winning construction product will feature on the TTA stand and Award stage.

There are eight track ranges manufactured by Triple E Ltd. These are UNITRACK, UNIBEAM, CHAINBEAM, CHAINTRACK, ERAIL, UNICYC, CHAINRAIL, and 2WAY, each fulfilling a different requirement in the market place.  The tracks are complemented by our range of Plug and Play track mounted motors that now include a DMX option. Our systems vary from simple walkalong tracks to the complex motorised Chaintracks used to vary the acoustics in concert halls. We are the first choice for variable acoustic systems in all their applications. By consistently adding to and refining our range of equipment we offer products that offer superior performance and reliability.

UK Rigging Ltd. - Stand E12

UK Rigging has an exceptional reputation for providing the complete rigging service. Equipment hire hold an extensive inventory of truss and rigging equipment, including hoists, truss and various rigging and control systems. Further to this, UK Rigging also provides complete rigging solutions consisting of site surveys, design, technical expertise and rigging personnel. The training and assessment centre offer a number of courses for the entertainment industry in our purpose built training area, including; three day rigging training; work at height and PPE training; rescue training; bespoke training courses and the PLASA NRC and NELC Qualification. UK Rigging also supply PPE which can be bought via our website www.ukrigging.net or, over the phone by calling Liz on 01204391343. Visit our stand for more information.

Unusual Group - Stand D22

Website: http://www.unusual.co.uk/

With a reputation as a highly regarded provider of rigging solutions and equipment in the theatre, television, corporate events and engineering world, Unusual Rigging will be at ABTT to answer any queries regarding rigging challenges.

With a level or resources and depth of experience unmatched anywhere in Europe, Unusual Rigging can help address your rigging needs whatever your industry or scale of project. Come and meet with our team on stand D22 to find out how their expertise can ensure all clients get a professional yet personalised service.
Unusual Rigging is also the sales and service partner for several manufacturers and also designs and manufactures its own range of products too. Copies of Unusual Rigging’s new sales and service brochure will be available on the stand.

Varia - Stand F11

Vectorworks(Computers Unlimited) - Stand F14

Water Sculptures - Stand D50


Since 1972 Water Sculptures have been supplying and installing all types of water features and effects for stage productions, festivals, exhibitions and high profile events – in fact any project which warrants that extra watery ‘wow’ factor – . This work has taken them as far afield as Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Australia, USA, South Africa, Canada and much of mainland Europe. Our reputation is second to none and we are famous for fulfilling, and often exceeding, client expectations.

Website: http://www.watersculptures.co.uk/

White Light - Stand D30

Website: http://www.whitelight.ltd.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhiteLightLtd

White Light delivers complete production solutions that you can trust.

A market leader in lighting, sound, and video, we provide hire, sales, installation, and technical service for the entertainment and presentation industries. For more than 40 years, we have been supplying projects of all sizes across the UK, Europe, and Worldwide. 

Building on our roots in West End Theatre, we have expanded to offer services across a variety of markets and sectors including broadcast, education, attractions, commercial and retail. 

Recent projects include Miss Saigon, Jessie J’s Sweet Talker Tour, Tower of London Poppies Installation, Sky Sport Studio lighting, and London Fashion Week. 

We look forward to catching up with you at the show on stand D30.

Zero 88 - Stand E23