ABTT Annual General Meeting and Tour at Trafalgar Theatre 21st June 2024

23 May 2024

The ABTT invite you to come and join them at their Annual General Meeting at Trafalgar Theatre on the 21st June from 12pm (midday). We will be celebrating the Association's achievements and of course reflecting on the impact of past events.

ABTT Members with voting rights and any others with non- voting membership are invited to arrive from 12pm with formal business commencing at 12.15pm. This will be followed by some refreshments and social time followed by a guided tour of the refurbished theatre and a discussion of the current production of People, Places & Things.


Trafalgar Theatre

Is a spectacular Grade II listed building and is the result of a major multi-million pound restoration project reinstating the theatre back to its original heritage 1930’s design, some of which has not been seen for over 90 years.

Within the new single 630 seat auditorium, the newly restored decoration and lighting is black with silver, bronze and gold metallic hints, reflective of the original interior’s colour palette. Using historical photographs as a reference, the auditorium carpet and seating fabric replicate the original design patterns, with greens, creams and yellows to contrast against the monochrome walls.

The Balcony front – that had been carefully stored away for a number of years when the theatre was two studio spaces – has been beautifully restored and refitted to spectacular effect, along with the grand ceiling and proscenium arch. Elsewhere, the redesigned entrance foyer provides more spacious bars and a new Box Office with tiling and details inspired by the original 1930’s foyer design.


People, Places & Things

Duncan Macmillan’s (Lungs, 1984) intoxicating hit play PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies, Wolf Hall, This House) and designed by Tony Award-winner Bunny Christie including intimate on-stage seating, is a ‘must-see all over again’ (WhatsOnStage) at the Trafalgar Theatre.

Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, a struggling actress whose life is spinning recklessly out of control. Gough’s ‘blisteringly funny, brilliantly physical and achingly human’ (Financial Times) performance is once again thrilling audiences in PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS – hailed by critics as ‘one of the greatest of her generation’ (Independent).

RSVP by June 17th via the booking link here.


  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. To consider, and if thought fit, to adopt the Report of the Association for the year to 31 December 2023.
  3. To consider, and if thought fit, to adopt the Accounts of the Association for the year to 31 December 2023.
  4. To announce the results of the Council election.
  5. To appoint the Independent Examiner to serve until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and to authorise the Council to determine their Remuneration.


Special Business

  1. To consider a proposal to amend the Articles of Association to permit payment in good faith by the Association to any Member of the Association or member of its Council, office or servant of the Association for any goods or services to the Association , subject to compliance with any guidelines from time to time issued by the Charities Commission
  2. To consider a proposal to update the Memorandum and Articles of Association in line with the Companies Act 2006
  3. To consider a proposal to update the Memorandum and Articles of Association to modernise the language and remove gender-centric drafting.


Reference Documents

  1. Comparison of ABTT Memorandum and Articles of Association with all proposed amendments outlined above.
  2. Clean Draft with proposed amendments outlined above incorporated,



  1. Only corporate members (Fellows, Members and Honorary Members) may vote at General Meetings.
  2. Associates and representatives of affiliated organisations are entitled to attend and speak at General Meetings but have no vote.

Getting to Trafalgar Theatre:

Trafalgar Theatre
14 Whitehall
London SW1A 2DY


3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453


Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo) are within 5 minutes walk of the theatre


Q-Park’s Theatreland parking scheme can save you 50% on off-street car-parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, please book your parking in advance here.

Our nearest Q-Park carpark is TRAFALGAR and the next nearest is CHINATOWN

Appointing a Proxy

If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting you may appoint a proxy by completing and submitting a copy of the pro-forma proxy form at least 48 hours before the commencement of the AGM and which may be found here: Proxy Form.