BENEFITS

There are many benefits to joining the ABTT. The type of membership, and therefore benefits received, depends on the applicant’s knowledge and experience.

Benefits for Individuals

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

Anyone with an interest in technical theatre may join the ABTT as an Associate.

Benefits for Full Members

As a 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 to provide evidence of some industry experience. Find out more here;

Why should I become a Full MEMBER?

The ABTT is for all who are interested in the design of places of entertainment, in their operation and in the production of performance.  It seeks to offer support and be relevant to all the regions and nations of the United Kingdom, those whose participation is waged and unwaged, the small and the large, those with buildings and those without; everyone no matter where or how they pursue their interest.

However, although anyone with an interest may become an associate of the ABTT, the responsibility for  the Association’s governance is borne by those who are deemed competent practitioners. The ABTT is governed by eleven elected Trustee-Directors.  To be eligible to be nominated to serve as a Trustee-Director an individual must be part of the Association’s Electoral College.  The Electoral College is made up of all the Fellows, Honorary Members, Members and Retired Members of the Association.  To become a Full MEMBER of the ABTT it is required for you to demonstrate to the Council of Trustee-Directors that you have relevant experience and a manifest commitment to the technical aspects of the art of theatre.  Being admitted as a Full MEMBER of the ABTT is therefore a recognition by your peers, all of whom have been through exactly the same process, that you are suitably experienced to participate in the governance of the Association and suitable to be a member of the Electoral College.

There is no difference in the minimum subscription rate between Associates and Full MEMBERs and there is no difference in the benefits they receive. However, to be admitted as a Full MEMBER of the Association acknowledges the recognition by your peers as a competent practitioner and makes you eligible as a member of the Electoral College to stand for office and participate in any ballots. To be a Full MEMBER is to be at the heart of theatre design, technology, operation and production, by being at the heart of the only independent membership organisation setting and upholding standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance for theatre and live performance in the UK.

Without the authority of the Electoral College, based upon it’s broad membership of practitioners from throughout the industry, the ABTT would struggle to produce the Code of Practice of the Theatre Industry which is supported by the other ten members of  the Theatre Safety Committee: SOLT; UK Theatre; ITC; IEAM; Little Theatre Guild; Society of Independent Theatres; Equity; MU; SMA and BECTU, and which is recognized by the HSE as an Established Standard under the terms of their Enforcement Management Model.  It is in this way that the Full MEMBERs of the ABTT help to set standards which promote the self-regualation of safety and technical excellence in the theatre and live performance industry.

If you are eligible to be admitted as a Full MEMBER of the ABTT please do apply.

Benefits for Organisations and Theatres

As an Affiliated Organisation of the ABTT, you will receive

Benefits for Companies / Industry Supporters

Companies can join the Industry Supporters Group.
Bronze

  • listing in the quarterly Sightline – company name, 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 one employee a year to participate in ABTT training
  • one nominated ABTT website user registration name
  • certificate of membership
  • monthly newsletters
  • Discount Insurance for Theatre Technicians (Jelf)
  • Mandy Membership Discounts
  • The Stage subscription discount
  • Access to the ABTT Technical Theatre Book Collection which resides at The Theatres Trust
  • 3 free job advertisement (or other appropriate information) postings per year  on the ABTT website and distribution by social media.

Silver

      • 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
      • Discount Insurance for Theatre Technicians (Jelf)
      • Stage Jobs Pro Membership Discounts
      • The Stage subscription discount
      • Access to the ABTT Technical Theatre Book Collection which resides at The Theatres Trust
      • 6 free job advertisement (or other appropriate information) postings per year  on the ABTT website and distribution by social media.

Gold

      • 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
      • Discount Insurance for Theatre Technicians (Jelf)
      • Stage Jobs Pro Membership Discounts
      • The Stage subscription discount
      • Access to the ABTT Technical Theatre Book Collection which resides at The Theatres Trust
      • 9 free job advertisement (or other appropriate information) postings per year  on the ABTT website and distribution by social media.