ABTT mourns loss of Fellow and Founder Member Richard Pilbrow

7 December 2023

Richard Pilbrow, lighting designer, producer, writer and fellow and co-founder of the Association of British Theatre Technicians sadly passed away on 6 December at the age of 90.


A driving force in the theatre— Richard was the first Lighting Director of the National Theatre, as well as founder of Theatre Projects, co-founder of the Association for Lighting Production and Design (ALPD, originally ALD), the Institute of British Theatre Consultants and the Society of British Theatre Designers.
The ABTT join the whole Industry in mourning Richard at this time, with his loss deeply felt.

More details on how Richard will be honored will be given in due time but those interested in leaving a memory or message for Richard’s family in the meantime can do so in an online memory book here.

In honor of Richard’s memory the ABTT have decided to make public the last Seminar which he hosted for us on Social Distancing – Oh no we can’t!  which can now be found below.

We hope you enjoy Richard’s fascinating words on topic of importance during lock-down and COVID-19.