HOW TO JOIN

Anyone who has an interest in technical theatre, whether in a professional or amateur capacity, can join the Association of British Theatre Technicians. The type of membership depends on the applicant’s knowledge and experience.

Individuals: JOIN HERE

Individuals can join the ABTT and benefit from the full range of support, information and training.

The greatest asset the ABTT has to offer is its independence and strength in membership; people who work in and care about a successful theatre industry.

Associate (£80), Retired Associate (£35), Student (£25) or Young Associate (£25) JOIN HERE
As someone with one of  the above types of  ABTT membership, you will receive:

 

Full Members (£80) JOIN HERE
As a Full Member of the ABTT, you will receive in addition to the benefits above:

  • Voting rights at the ABTT Annual General Meeting
  • The right to stand for ABTT Council

To be eligible for Full Membership, applicants need already be an Associate or Retired Associate (Join Here) and then will need to provide evidence of some industry experience. Membership is granted at the discretion of the ABTT Council they will specifically be looking for individuals who can bring knowledge and experience to the Association to further its aims. For the organisation to be strong and effective it is looking for those people who are technicians in theatre, architects, suppliers, theatre consultants and anyone else who works professionally and makes theatre and entertainment happen in the United Kingdom.

Applications are invited from our colleagues across the globe who can help us benefit from an international dialogue. It is unlikely that the Council would grant Full Membership to those applicants who do not and have no experience of working in the professional theatre.

To apply for Full Membership, applicants need to provide;

1. a current CV

2. full  names and contact details (pref. emails) of two referees

Send these via email to the ABTT office whom shall then process the application and present it to Council. You shall then be notified as to whether you have been successful or not.

 

Minimum Membership Subscription (Benefits run from January to December)

Associate £80
Member £80
Retired £35
Student Associate  (Reasons to join) £25
Young Associate [18 - 25 yrs old & not studying] (Reasons to join)£25
ITEAC  (This entitles you to the online ITEAC video archive only)    £80

To join the ABTT head over to our registration page here or you can if you prefer join by downloading the Application Form and sending it by post to the address shown in the Contact us page.

Organisations and Theatres: Join Here

Non-profit making Organisations and Theatres can join the ABTT and make use of the services available.

Any non-profit-distributing organisation may join the ABTT and nominate up to 3 affiliates to receive regular mailings. Organisations wishing to nominate more than 3 people should join as a large Affiliated Organisation.

As an Affiliated Organisation of the ABTT, you will receive

Minimum Membership Subscription (Benefits run from January to December)

Organisation (3 members) £250
Large Organisation (6 members) £500

To join the ABTT head over to our registration page here.

Companies / Industry Supporters

Companies can join the Industry Supporters Group.

Benefits of Membership
Official Entry point is  January (Benefits run over 12 months) and 2015 membership information can be downloaded here.

To join the ABTT  as an Industry Supporter head over to our registration page form here

Bronze  £250 + VAT

Silver £ 600 + VAT

  • listing in the quarterly Sightline – company name & logo, telephone number and website
  • profile on ABTT website with company logo and hyperlinks to your website, plus past & current projects
  • dedicated logo for you to use on print documents and the web, as well as a hard-copy to display at trade events and other occasions, acknowledging your ISG membership
  • invitation to ISG Forums: generally 2 a year with guest speaker
  • access to ABTT members’ events
  • facility to nominate two employees a year to participate in ABTT training
  • two nominated ABTT website user registration names
  • clip-framed certificate of membership
  • 10% discount on series advertisements in the quarterly Sightline
  • 5% discount on stand space rental at Theatre Show, credited to 2nd invoice
  • monthly newsletters
  • Insurance for Theatre Technicians
  • Stage Jobs Pro Membership Discounts
  • The Stage subscription discount
  • Access to the ABTT Technical Theatre Book Collection which resides at The Theatres Trust

Gold £1150 +VAT

  • listing in the quarterly Sightline – company name & logo, telephone number and website
  • profile on ABTT website with company logo and hyperlinks to your website, plus past & current projects
  • dedicated logo for you to use on print documents and the web, as well as a hard-copy to display at trade events and other occasions, acknowledging your ISG membership
  • invitation to ISG Forums: generally 2 a year with guest speaker
  • access to ABTT members’ events
  • facility to nominate three employees a year to participate in ABTT training
  • three nominated ABTT website user registration names
  • fully-framed certificate of membership
  • 30% discount on series advertisements in the quarterly Sightline
  • 10% discount on stand space rental at Theatre Show, credited to 2nd invoice
  • monthly newsletters
  • Insurance for Theatre Technicians
  • Stage Jobs Pro Membership Discounts
  • The Stage subscription discount
  • Access to the ABTT Technical Theatre Book Collection which resides at The Theatres Trust