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PRESS RELEASE THEATRES TRUST ANNOUNCES THEATRESTAGE LINE-UP FOR PLASA 2015

30/09/2015 14:09 HRS

Fifteen special theatre industry events take place on The Theatres Trust’s TheatreStage at PLASA Show 2015 from Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 October at ExCel London.

Our TheatreStage plays host to key organisations and associations in the theatre sector announcing their latest activities, making presentations and giving awards, including the Association of Lighting Designer’s Michael Northen Award on Monday 5 October at 1.30pm.

The programme includes 15 presentations over three days from the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), Backstage Heritage Collection, Behind the Scenes UK, Production Managers’ Forum, Society of Theatre Consultants, The Theatrical Guild, and ourselves, The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres.

We’re delighted that many academic institutions are also part of the line-up on the TheatreStage this year – addressing the needs of the next generation for the industry. These include the Backstage Academy, Entertainment Workshop, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and the University of Derby.

On the opening day, Sunday 4 October, we’re running a welcome event at 10.30am on the TheatreStage which this year is on stand E70, directly adjacent to The Theatres Trust stand F60.

Another highlight on day one at 2.30pm is a special book launch  – ‘Stage Lighting – The Technicians’ Guide’ a user friendly manual from industry expert Skip Mort, who says ‘Techies don’t read books, they look for what they need to know!’.

The TheatreStage is presented with the full support of the high profile theatre brands and this year’s generous sponsors include ETC (Programme Sponsor), Stage Electrics (Technology & Stand Sponsor), Triple E, ABTT, Chauvet Professional, Foster Wilson Architects, Ornate Interiors, PLASA, Charcoalblue, EM Acoustics, GDS, Harlequin Floors, Hawthorn, Hayles & Howe, ShowTex, Theatreplan and Unusual.

More information on the TheatreStage programme, our generous sponsors and how to register is available via theatrestrust.org.uk/events/plasa-15..

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