The Association of British Theatre Technicians

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JUNE 2019




ABTT Theatre Show 2019


Wednesday 5th June 2019

Thursday 6th June 2019

Booking is now open! Click here to apply!

The ABTT Theatre Show is an exhibition where between 100 and 150 suppliers relating to live performance technology engage with those responsible for delivery in the world of theatre, events, festivals, sport, film and TV. A range of peripheral activities are presented to support the exhibition, which is a well established annual networking opportunity for the technical community.

The Theatre Show began its life as The ABTT Trade Show at The Donmar Warehouse in Central London in 1978, since when it has been staged in a variety of venues including The Round House in North London and Riverside Studios in West London. In 2015 the Theatre Show moved to The West Hall at Alexandra Palace in North London, a venue which has become the new permanent home for the show.

The ABTT Theatre Show, first staged in 1978, offers an exhibition, forums, workshops and product demonstrations with an opportunity for Discussion, Discovery and Development.
Unlike other exhibitions, the purpose is to raise money to fund the work of the registered charity, The Association of British Theatre Technicians. The ABTT is the membership organisation upholding standards in technical excellence and safety for theatre and live performance. It seeks to continuously advance technical expertise in theatre and live performance and work with its membership to develop and promote best practice in all relevant crafts and disciplines. Exhibitors are effectively investing in their own industry.

It works for those who are building or equipping a venue, it works for those who put on shows, it works for suppliers promoting their products and it works for students looking for a career in the industry.

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The West Hall,
Alexandra Palace,
London N22 7AY