2017 List of Exhibitors

Stand numbers appear after exhibitor name

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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 45 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 five 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, LumenRadio, Luminex, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment, BroadWeigh, Dynamic Audio Device, Green Hippo, Just Add Power, and Draper. Other leading brands showcased include Allen & Heath, Out Board, Prolyte, Litec and Petzl, amongst others – all available from the company’s multi-million pound inventory.

AC-ET’s in-house Tourflex® Cabling bespoke cable assembly service will showcase its range of high quality cable and connector options, for a faultless performance on a huge range of applications.

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, Video, and Film & TV 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

Web addresses


The Built EnvironmentEvery building has a unique acoustic character which causes that building to be best suited only for a limited range of applications.

A hall may be designed and constructed to offer good speech intelligibility for theatrical applications or it may be constructed to compliment orchestral music or choral works.

It is very rare for a building to be well suited to all of these activities without the introduction of variable acoustics and so the opportunity to offer a variety of productions to audiences within the one hall are limited by the acoustic characteristics of that hall.

In turn this will result in restrictions being placed upon the revenue that the hall may be able to generate simply because of the difficulty of matching suitable events to the acoustics of the building and, by extension, with enthusiastic audiences.

The Solution

Sound Systems UK Limited is privileged to have been appointed by Acoustic Control Systems BV of the Netherlands as the UK agent for their electro-acoustic enhancement system, which offers true variable acoustics. We are proud, therefore, to offer sales of new systems and, equally importantly, service support, development and maintenance of existing installations

Contact us:-

Peter – 07971 950159

Luke – 07805 295107

AED UK Ltd. - Stand F15

AED group (AED Rent, Display, Distribution, Store, Lease, Repair, Second-hand and Studios) is a major player on the audio-visual market in Europe, employing more than 250 workers in 5 countries. AED group aims to meet the professional AV users’ needs for lighting, sound and video equipment that are offered to rent or for sale (new and second hand) and supplies the corresponding repair and leasing services. To comply with the various needs of its customers, AED group holds an impressive range of high-quality equipment in stock. This way, AED group becomes a complete and reliable partner for every AV professional.

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

Amber Sound is an established professional audio distributor committed to providing pre and post sales support, backed up with comprehensive technical knowledge and holding extensive UK stock.

As an established intercom specialist, the company will have a variety of products on show from RTS, Clear-Com and will also be featuring Green-Go’s new wireless 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.

As a dealer for the British made speaker manufacturer EM Acoustics, Amber Sound will have product on display and can help with any enquiry, big or small.

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!

Amber Sound is a distributor and dealer for a variety of premium brands including Aviom, HSA Rolltops, Meyer Sound, One Systems, QSC and Yamaha.

Come and meet the friendly team to chat through your requirements.

Contact names:

Claire Paddon

Glen Thompson

Marco Marini

Web: http://www.ambersound.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambersoundltd/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmberSoundLtd

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 C20 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

Website: www.asm-steuerungstechnik.de

ASM Steuerungstechnik GmbH, stagecraft specialists

The company was established in 1994. With an outstanding commitment to innovation, ASM has since then gained an excellent reputation as a competent national and international partner for reliable drive and control technology for stage, theatre and studio applications. Wherever loads need to be hoisted, the ASM product range covers the entire spectrum of applications for point hoists, scenery hoists and stage light hoists.

The company’s philosophy of innovation is reflected in its numerous significant patents and its specialisation on providing customised system solutions for all stagecraft needs.

ASM will be demonstrating the HCWA hoist, the narrowest winch on the market.

Glantre will also be present on our stand our Distribution Partner in the UK & ROI.
ASM Steuerungstechnik GmbH

Otto-Lilienthal-Straße 14

33181 Bad Wünnenberg-Haaren


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) with Autograph’s team of technical professionals on-hand to discuss all your audio needs and offer details on our sound design and installation services.

This year we are working exclusively with Shure UK to showcase the NEW Axient Digital Intelligent Wireless microphone system, including the new ADX Mini bodypacks, perfect for theatrical applications.

We are also very excited to welcome, exclusively for its UK debut, the latest Leo Family Member from Meyer Sound: the LINA ‘Very Compact Line Array’, together with the 750-LFC low-frequency control element. Also from Meyer – the Galileo Galaxy processor. From DiGiCo we are showing an SDTen-T, running on the all-new Stealth Core 2 software platform.

Finally, we will have our stand connected to Clear-Com, demonstrating the latest HelixNet and LQ networked intercom solutions.

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!


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 Controls - Stand F17

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

AVW Controls Ltd is a company with an international reputation for stage
automation and rigging motion control. Based in the UK, AVW is showing the
way ahead for affordable automation of stage machinery.

AVW Controls Ltd will be showing off their new stage automation software

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

Web address www.bristolpaint.com

Bristol Paints are pleased to be once again exhibiting at ABTT’s premier venue Alexandra Palace with the best view into town

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

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

New for 2017 is Bristol RF24 – Ultra Lightweight Plaster, this amazing product can be used for the creation of a multitude of textured finishes and a credible alternative to Idenden

We will have samples of Bristol RF24 available for you to test when you get back to your workshop.

Our innovative Bristol Aqua Service water recycling and wash up unit, will  once again be demonstrating its ability to remove 90% of all solids from the wash-up water and return water for multiple reuse.

The Bristol Aqualak Painting system a will once again be featured on a superb floor mural produced by Chris Clark, this 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 second to none colour matching services, 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 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 is the thoughtful, forward-looking choice for Lighting Designers, offering a carefully focused selection of lighting fixtures that open new design possibilities and make it easier to complete quality lighting projects. Over the years, CHAUVET Professional 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.

Website: www.chauvetprofessional.eu

email:  eusales@chauvetlighting.eu


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.

Clear-Com - Stand C42

CTS - Stand D24

Cardiff Technical Theatre Services

Curtain Call - Stand F18

Curtain Call is the exciting new interactive networking and jobs platform for the theatre industry built by Co-Founders, actor/director John Schwab and professional photographer Matt Humphrey.
Curtain Call’s platform allows professionals to create and maintain a profile that links and connects easily to people they have worked with. Easily take notes on shows and professionals on the site from any device and keep them with you wherever you go. You can also display key skills, experience and (launching late summer) explore jobs and work availability.

 ABTT SPECIAL OFFER: Visit the Curtain Call stand, Sign-up for a FREE PRO profile, and receive a FREE copy of the Curtain Call book – limited to the first 100 each day.

 Find out more at www.curtaincallonline.com.

 Enquries: info@curtaincallonline.com

Twitter: @curtaincall
Instagram: @curtaincall

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’s new Space Saver will take centre stage on stand C30 at ABTT this year, along with a new Pole Operated Yoke and Atom G Clamp.

The Space Saver, which is already proving to be a huge hit, is a piece of kit which allows a clamp or spigot to be permanently fitted to a luminaire or projector and folded into a storage position to save space.
The Atom G Clamp which is the latest addition to the popular Atom Clamp family has been designed specifically for architectural luminaires.
Meanwhile the Pole Operated Yoke is modular in design and as such can be made exactly to customer specification from existing stock – hence a quick turnaround between order and delivery. Designed to stretch and shorten to fit any sized light, the yoke is fitted to a light with two cups which pan and tilt – and being pole operated, this enables the operator to make any adjustments from the ground, taking away the need to have ladders cluttering up the set and posing potential safety hazards.

Drapemakers - Stand B22

See Presentation Design Services

ETC - Stand B40 & C40

About ETC

A global leader in the manufacturing of lighting and rigging technology, ETC employs over 1000 people across 10 countries, in 11 corporate, and several home offices. ETC is proud of its industry reputation for unmatched technical and customer service, 24/7/365.

And with a family of over 300 authorised service centres throughout the world, staffed by hundreds of certified technicians, customers are never far from an ETC resource with a face and a name.

We develop professional tools, and make them accessible to everyone. Our products can be found in small and large venues worldwide, such as theatres, churches, restaurants, hotels, schools, television studios, casinos, theme parks, and opera houses.

ETC at ABTT 2017

Visitors to the 2017 ABTT Theatre Show, taking place in London on 6 and 7 June, will have the opportunity to see the latest lighting and rigging technology innovations from ETC. Enjoy the company’s hospitality while speaking to representatives about the many ETC products on display on stands B40 and C40 in Alexandra Palace’s West Hall.

Stand B40 will be dedicated to ETC’s popular ColorSource® family, developed for those with limited budgets who want a complete, high-quality LED lighting system with plug-and-play setup. The ColorSource Spot, ColorSource PAR, and ColorSource Linear luminaires can create bright light with the broadest colour gamut possible from a four-colour LED, thanks to their unique RGB-Lime emitter mix. The ColorSource Relay can wirelessly switch power and transmit DMX and RDM to hard-to-reach places. The ColorSource ThruPower control rack is a solution for transitioning lighting systems between tungsten and LED. And, available in two sizes with optional audiovisual capability, the ColorSource consoles provide hands-on control with the ability to run effects, mix LED colours, control moving lights and play back cues. A special rolling presentation will showcase the remarkable capabilities of the ColorSource AV console.

Across the aisle on stand C40, visitors will have a chance to see in action a selection of the acclaimed Source Four® LED luminaires. There will also be an opportunity for an introduction to the latest Eos®-family console, the Gio @5®. Learn about ETC’s architectural lighting-control systems, including EchoDIN, a standard work- and house light solution that provides area lighting with the same ease and quality of control as entertainment lighting systems. And, from ETC’s growing rigging portfolio, the Prodigy® P2 hoist and Foundation® Desk will be making their UK debut. A dedicated team of ETC experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide product demos.

Following the success of last year’s ColorSource training classes, ETC will again be running a series of training events. The 70-minute sessions will include an introduction to the ColorSource family of products and an interactive demonstration of ColorSource consoles. Each attendee will have hands-on access to a desk and a chance to explore the main operational features. The sessions are free to attend but places are strictly limited. Advance booking is recommended, spaces can be reserved via www.abtttheatreshow.co.uk/color-source-booking-form/.

For further information, visit our website etcconnect.com.


Social media

Twitter: @ETCInc

Facebook: ETC @ElectronicTheatreControls

Instagram: electronictheatrecontrols

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/electronic-theatre-controls

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

Celebrating our 50th year in 2013, FBT (Factory Baldoni Tanoni) is a major international professional audio brand.

With a purpose built factory complex in the Italian town of Recanati, we design and manufacture a wide range of products from open-air line array speaker systems through to static installations in concert halls as well as mobile PA systems for bands and DJs.

Alongside FBT Audio UK you’ll also find JTS UK – JTS is a professional manufacturer of microphone products.

Figueras Seating - Stand D25

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

Frameset UK - Stand B23

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

Global Design Solutions - Stand E25

The ABTT Exhibition has a very special place in the heart of GDS. Global Design Solutions (GDS) is a Multi Award Winning specialist LED lighting manufacturer based in Bristol. Truly global, GDS has established a distribution network in 38 countries. Beginning as a specialist technology manufacturer with a desire to solve niche problems in the entertainment industry, GDS has since grown to develop 7 brands that have been recognised by 14 industry awards. In the last 4 years its revolutionary ArcSystem has been installed into some of the world’s most significant theatres, arenas, churches, galleries and museums. In 2016, ArcSystem lit the way for approximately 95 million people worldwide. GDS products can be found in iconic venues like: The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, The Sadlers Wells, Wembley Arena, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, The Savoy Theatre…and many more Globally.

We will have 3 First ABTT Product Showings this year…

  1. The Fade To Warm Lamp – A new addition to the ArcLamp Family, as it dims, the Colour gets warmer, to replace traditional lighting
  2. The LED Flicker Lamp – Another new addition to the ArcLamp Family, not only will it create the most amazing “Candle Effect” but you use it as a luminaire too.
  3. D48 Driver – The newest addition to the ArcSystem Drivers, 12 Individual Zones of control, rack mounted – to make installations even simpler!


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

Hussey Seatway - Stand D23

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

Le Mark Group Ltd has been involved in the innovative development, specialist manufacturing and converting of self-adhesive products, particularly aimed at the theatrical industry, since the company was formed in 1982. The company has developed a range of world renowned brands including Magtape®, Blacktak®, Slip-Way® and Studiotak® to name just four premier products as well as the PAL touring labels, the DirtyRigger® range of protective gloves and accessories as well as the performance flooring division.

Le Mark, as a multi-award winning company, has always sought to evolve and meet the constantly changing demands of its customers and the PAL road case label was no exception. Our labels have become a phenomenon over the last 23 years since they were initially designed and introduced by Le Mark. With over 150,000 sold globally they have become the label for all occasions.

The DirtyRigger® range of gloves and accessories have bought new meaning to comfort and toughness. Manufactured from only grade 1 quality products-including Kevlar®, Armortex® and Thinsulate® – the gloves have taken the rigging industry by storm and their fame has now meant that they are used in many other industry sectors as well. Our Rope-Ops Gloves will again be on display – specifically geared around theatrical use – https://dirtyrigger.co.uk/rope-ops-rope-gloves

This range will be available to purchase from our stand.

Le Mark gained its fame for high performance flooring by being chosen to design, manufacture and install the iconic “London street map” at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. This division, with a much expanded range, is now a main supplier to the TV, film, theatre & dance industries.

Le Mark will be displaying a range of these phenomenally successful products at this years ABTT – come and see us on Stand E10 for some great offers!




Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeMarkGroup

Lift Turn Move - Stand E35

This year’s ABTT Exhibition will see Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) launch the NEW LPM and LP500 Hoist.  The LPM is a small lightweight hoist with up to 320kg lifting capacity and geared limit switches, a D8PLUS option at 250kg is also available.

The NEW LP500 Hoist has many advantages: The hoist offers up to 800kg SWL for standard rigging use and a D8PLUS option at 500kg, it has IP65 as standard meaning less maintenance and it is lightweight and compact with Profile (square) chain.

LTM will also show a range of LoadGuard® hoists, The G-Pro range of touring controllers with many features including CE and a range of Planeta manual Handling Equipment.

Our new “Head of Entertainment Products” Stuart Fraser will be at the show, joined by Technical Manager Dave Ward.  They are looking forward to catching up with you at the show on stand E35.  Pop by to check out our new LP500 Hoist, take a brochure and help yourself to some swag.


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Twitter https://twitter.com/liftturnmove

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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

Mainstage - Stand E13

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - Stand A27

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

Point Source Audio - Stand D52

Point Source Audio (@PSA_audio) is showcasing the new CO2-8WL, a fully redundant dual element lavalier—adding to the company’s award-winning collection of miniature microphones. The all-in-one solution offers built-in back up with precisely matched microphone elements in a single self-contained housing to achieve an extremely small footprint. The matched elements provide for seamless transition so switching is barely detectable by the audience. As with the single element CO-8WL, the omni lavalier is specifically designed for theatre and is IP 57 waterproof rated to protect against water, sweat and makeup. The mics have weathered bloody productions of “Sweeney Todd” at the San Francisco Opera, “Richard III” at National Theatre of Oslo, Norway; and currently is toughing it out with the cast in the Broadway-bound musical “Monsoon Wedding.”
Also on display is the expanded line of EMBRACE™ microphones designed for fast custom-fitting, comfort, and convenience. EMBRACE microphones come in beige, brown or black to conceal with practically no effort, and can also be colored with theatrical markers to match any hair color, skin tone, or costume. EMBRACE is also available in single, or in the newly redundant mic option.
For the all-important technical crew behind the stage, we have a patented line of the world’s first modular Intercom Headsets weighing in at only 1 to 2 ounces. These lightweight miniature comms headsets are available in dynamic and condenser options, and are ideal for directors, audio and lighting crews looking for clarity with all-day wearing comfort.
Stop by Stand D52 to see our exciting and ever expanding line up of theatre technology.

Polar Audio - Stand B42

“Our Pro Audio division specialises in providing comprehensive audio solutions to the live entertainment and performing arts sectors, whether this be on tour with headlining bands and artists, on celebrated theatre stages, appearances at major music festivals or preparing for any of these events at professional studios and rehearsal / tour production facilities.

At the ABTT Theatre Show 2017 we will be debuting cutting edge intercoms and audio networking products from ASL in the form of their FLEXUS and ENCHORUS systems. You can also see MC2’s new Delta Series amplifiers with DSP and Dante, as well as new and updated products from beyerdynamic’s TG 500 wireless systems and Aviom’s personal mixing series.”

Website: www.polaraudio.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/POLARaudio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polaraudiouk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polar-integrated-solutions

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 D11 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 D11to 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

PTB’s mission is to bring an intelligent and sympathetic approach to its clients’ projects. Backed by an experienced team, we offer an expert approach to the demands of entertainment installation projects.

We will be on stand B24 and look forward to seeing you at the show.

Webstite – www.ptb.co.uk

Twitter – @pushthebuttonuk

Telephone – 0117 370 2626

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 and a modified version at the Royal Shakespeare 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 at the NT 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 Race Chavenage ‘compact’ chair that has been specifically designed for exceptionally tight spaces. Through a clever shaping of the laser cut leg frame and a uniquely profiled and supportive back rest Race have been able to produce a chair that is both comfortable and extremely space efficient. Come and take a seat and enjoy the comfort and support of this unique compact chair.

Race Furniture Limited

Bourton Industrial Park



GL54 2HQ

Tel: 01451 821446

Email: sales@racefurniture.com

Robe - Stand A60

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.

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

Stage Jobs Pro - Stand F23

Stage Management Association - Stand RB03

Stage Solutions - Stand E11

Our modular staging is found in venues from opera houses to schools to corporate HQs.  However, we supply much more than just the kit.  The solutions we put together are built on 30 years’ experience in the industry and underpin our “Practical, Professional, Affordable” tag.

In recent years we have become specialists in the design and installation of fixed (Wexford Opera House, Regent Street Cinema) and demountable (Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre) seating tiers.

We also continue to develop TierShift – our mobile, retractable seating unit.  There’s one on the stand, so come and try it out.

We look forward to seeing you on stand E11.

Contact name: Phil Sparkes
Tel:  01273 555441
Twitter: Stagesol
Facebook: Stagesol
Instagram: stage_solutions
YouTube: Stage Solutions

Stage Sound Services - Stand C12

Stage Systems - Stand C21

Portable staging from Stage Systems creates temporary performance platforms. Simple designs from kits, standard stock or bespoke solutions produce excellent results with flat, multi-height and tiering systems.

We are dedicated to staging and truly deliver on bringing spaces to life with creative designs in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, conference centres, theatres, hotels and businesses as well as churches, halls and community centres.

First to develop the portable staging market, we set the standard for quality, versatility and service back in the 1960’s. Today we continue to share our stage solutions.

Throughout your journey our expert team will ensure that you receive the dedicated help and support that you need.

We work collaboratively with you to come up with the right solution and aim to provide our customers with all the information and advice required.

We will provide a free demonstration of our products, depending on location and availability and carry out a survey to produce a drawing if required. Our consultative service includes accurate advice and ideas to enable you to see how we can help you to get the very best from your available space.

We are confident that the resulting performance space will surpass your expectations of what can be achieved with our products, ideas, service and assistance.

Visit our website for further information:



Email: info@stagesystems.co.uk

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Steeldeck - Stand B10

Steeldeck will be showing a NEW manually operated modular mobile retractable system.
– The NIvoflex ProfiMot programmable motorised platform
– The very successful NIvoflex Airstage platform
– Samples of the very flexible Mirage range of seating
– Illustrations of the Apack family of retractables, which can offer (uniquely) curved, trapezoidal, floating and parabolic rise solutions.
The signature product is of course the Steeldeck modular staging system, unequalled since 1985.
Versatile, quick and easy-to-use, durable and very strong; standard units can create flat or raked stages, seating risers and press risers, follow spot platforms or rolling wagons, all very simply.
Special shapes can be custom fabricated very accurately for such uses pit fillers, stage extensions or theatre balcony structures.
Available for Sale or Rental with a full range of accessories. A very large inventory is held in our rental stock.
The Steeldeck group of companies has facilities in London, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas.
Fulfilment of your design without compromise is our business.
Manufacture: www.steeldeckUK.com
Rentals:         www.steeldeck.co.uk

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 - Stand F16

Theatre Sound Supplies specialise in all of those fiddly bits you need to fit microphones! We’re the only specialised shop aimed specifically at Sound No. 2’s. So if you need anything from wig clips to Hellerine, Air Duster to Transpore and all of the bits in the middle, our online store and expert team of advisors are here to help. Why spend days shopping around? We have everything you could ever need all in one place. 

Theatres Trust - Stand F21

We are the national advisory public body for theatres. We champion the past, present and future of live theatre, by protecting the buildings and what goes on inside.

We do this through providing advice on planning and development, supplying resources and advice to make theatres sustainable and offering financial assistance through grants. We help people discover more about theatres and campaign for theatres at risk.

If you are looking to build a new theatre, are an existing theatre in need of advice or funding, or are working to bring a theatre back to life our advisers will be on hand to help.



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

Tracking This - Stand F12

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 Rigging - Stand D22

Website: http://www.unusual.co.uk/

Unusual Rigging will use its presence at this year’s ABTT show to demonstrate to clients, both existing and potential, how they benefit  from the company’s drive towards digitising key aspects of the company’s business processes.

Visitors to stand D22 will be able to learn from the team how the transition to a 21st century business model of ‘virtualising’ key operational processes, is saving significant money and time, as well as supporting Unusual Rigging’s sustainability agenda.

Unusual is also supporting SiPA at the show with a ‘Green Day’ workshop being held on the 7th of June. The series of workshops have been developed to share some of the many sustainability solutions being applied by a selection of the 70-strong organisations within the SiPA alliance and to drive forward the SiPA agenda of igniting sustainable culture change within the live entertainment industry.

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

Zero 88 exhibit at the ABTT Theatre Show on 6 – 7th June, stand number E23

First time showing at ABTT includes the new powerCON TRUE1 AlphaPack 3, the updated Chilli Pro 12 bypass (with dimmer, relay, bypass, RCD & RBCO options) and an Apple Watch focus tool. Continuing our roadmap of powerful, incremental updates for both hardware and software, the Solution console will features significantly  updated capabilities with the new 7.9.2 ZerOS software. We will also be previewing ZerOS 7.9.3 running on the FLX featuring support for Enttec’s DMX USB protocol (including Lumen Radio’s CRMX Nova TX USB),  a simpler, quicker and more touch-friendly setup and patch screens and several other enhancements.

Sign up for Free FLX Overview Training taking place on Tuesday 6th between 15:00 – 16:30 in the ABTT Training Room. The course will cover hands on training on FLX and what’s new in the latest versions of ZerOS.  For further information and to book your place please visit www.zero88.com/training or E-mail: jonhole@eaton.com

The show also affords a first view of the new powerful, easy to use LED range of luminaires from LDR featuring the CETRA and ARPA fresnels and profiles – available in a range of brightness, color temperature and paint finishes – this will be one of the first opportunities in the UK to get hands on with these new fixtures that are particularly suited to both theatrical and architectural applications.

The Zero 88 team look forward to welcoming you at the show – Stand E23, at the West Hall, Alexandra Palace in London.

For more information on Zero 88 and its range of products, please visit www.zero88.com.