Vectorworks Online Training for Theatre Technicians and Lighting Designers

Vectorworks Online Training for Theatre Technicians and Lighting Designers

This is an online training course. It is used within the Theatre industry to develop drawings for a range of different uses. If you want to be able to create entertainment-focused drawing, modelling and rendering this course is for you.

What is Vectorworks Spotlight?

Vectorworks Spotlight is the entertainment industry-leading software that’s an all-in-one design, documentation and production solution. With an extensive suite of entertainment-focused drawing, modelling and rendering tools, Spotlight can produce detailed paperwork and presentations. Create an immersive experience with cutting-edge technology like virtual and augmented reality and rendered panoramas.


A special trial version of the software can be downloaded enabling students who don’t have the software to access the course.

Vectorworks also has an educational offering for students and educational establishments. Students can apply for a free, watermarked version of Vectorworks Spotlight for the full length of their studies, and lab licences can be requested for universities and colleges. There is also a significant discount on the professional version of Vectorworks Spotlight for recent graduates. More details can be found here:

How is the course structured?

The course is specifically tailored to the needs of users in a theatrical and live events environment, it consists of seven parts and is structured so you can create simple drawings after Part 1. The course will provide you with a foundation of skills, allowing you use the program straight away and build your knowledge. The course should take approximately 24 hours to complete, this will vary from person to person as it structured to allow you to you work at your own pace.

Tutor Expertise

Tom White is the Entertainment Industry Specialist and Training Consultant at Vectorworks. Tom has worked in the entertainment industry for 15 years, and prior to joining Vectorworks, he worked as a production electrician and lighting designer. His Vectorworks drafting includes projects for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, St Petersburg Ballet, WNO, Knife-edge Design and training for The Lir and Abbey Theatre Dublin, Rose Bruford, CSSD, Rada, Lipa and ROH.

How do I apply?

In order to participate in the Vectorworks Online Training course, you must be a member of the ABTT before booking any training.

To apply for the course, simply fill in the form below and email to Please be aware that your course place will not be secured until full payment or purchase order has been received.
Courses can be paid for via the ABTT Shop.

Being able to take the sketches our designers create in Vectorworks and translate them into workable construction drawings is absolutely the most important step in our process.

Jacob Gendelman, Blackwalnut

Download ABTT Vectorworks Online Training Form

Find out when our next courses are here!

Find out when our next courses are here!

Click here to see what dates our next courses are running and to sign up and validate your skills today!

What are you waiting for?