ABTT Training Summer School 2020: Update

25 June 2020

Training Update:

It is with great regret the ABTT have been forced to cancel all our courses for Summer School in July 2020.  We have arrived at this decision for reasons beyond our control and currently we do not have immediate plans to reschedule our 2020 Summer School. We are aware many of you have been asking for news and we hope you will understand the delay in updating you in the current, very fluid situation.

Unfortunately we have  been unable to confirm our booking to use Warwick Arts Centre as currently the arts centre staff have not been contactable, currently on furlough until early July.  The Arts Centre have also cancelled all their public events until early October 2020.

Although we’ve been drawing up plans to enable safe delivery of some of our courses, we aren’t confident we can safely deliver our full range, under the current Government guidelines.  We also aren’t clear on the Arts Centre’s policies for using their buildings.

Unfortunately we’ve not been able to identify suitable alternative theatre for our courses at this time.  You will have seen all theatres have been closed since March 2020, most with no plans to reopen until late 2020 or early 2021.  We are actively seeking alternative locations for our courses, with the hope we’ll be in a position to schedule courses from early 2021.

In the meantime, please keep an eye on our website on the Training & Events or News pages for further updates.


If you have already paid for a place on our Summer School 2020 you may either contact our office at office@abtt.org.uk or 020 7242 9200 to request a refund or leave your payment with us to secure a place on the next suitable ABTT course.

Call to action:

We are actively seeking alternative locations for our courses. We need a range of spaces for our Bronze and Silver courses.  Some courses only need a classroom or training room, others need a formal stage space with flying systems and access equipment.

Please contact our office if you believe you may have a suitable location in which our courses may be run on office@abtt.org.uk.