Anyone who has an interest in technical theatre, whether in a professional or amateur capacity, can join the Association of British Theatre Technicians. By becoming a member you gain membership benefits but you will also have the ability to join our Committees, bring your knowledge and expertise to the table to better the Industry too. You can find out more on how to apply to become a member, and the benefits below.
The ABTT continues to be the best place for theatre related training, advice and safety information. Join the ABTT and get informed and get connected.
Memberships for Individual People
Anyone with an interest in technical theatre, whether professional or amateur , can join the ABTT and support our work.
By becoming a member you gain membership benefits but you will also have the ability to join our Committees, bring your knowledge and expertise to the table to better the Industry too. Individual Memberships include, Young Associate (26 and under) for £25 p.a, Early Career (26-30) for £50 p.a, Associate Membership (30+) for £80 p.a or Retired Associate for £35 p.a. Click for more information.Find out more
Memberships for Theatres or Organisations
Non-profit making Organisations and Theatres can join the ABTT and make use of the services available.
Any non-profit-distributing organisation may join the ABTT and nominate staff members to receive ABTT Member benefits whilst also gaining benefits for the organisation itself including advertising, discounts on in venue training & more. Membership for 3 staff members is £250 p.a, membership for 6 staff members is £500 p.a and membership for 9 staff members is £750 p.a. Click for more information.Find out more
Memberships for Companies or Industry Supporters
As an Industry Supporter you are showing your customers and your industry that you are committed to supporting the Industry as a whole.
An ABTT Membership demonstrates an active participation in the Industry and desire to keep up to date. It is always an indication of commitment to the industry and to staying ‘current’. Industry Supporters can choose from Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Memberships when opting to support the ABTT. For more information in the benefits of joining as an Industry Supporter - Click for more information.Find out more
Why join the ABTT
Individuals, Theatres and Companies should join the ABTT and benefit from the full range of support, information and training that we can provide. The greatest asset the ABTT has to offer is its independence and strength in membership; people who work in and care about a successful theatre industry. We are a big family – all working together to make our Industry work for us!
To ensure that the Association of British Theatre Technicians can continue to work to set standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance for theatre and live performance we require your support through membership and sharing your knowledge. In return we will provide you with advice, discounts on training and guidance both for those working in the design of places of entertainment and for those engaged in their operation and the production of performance wherever it is presented.
Although anyone with an interest may become an associate (Young/ Early Career/ Retired or Associate) of the ABTT, the responsibility for the Association’s governance is borne by those who are deemed competent practitioners which we call Full Members.
To be a Full Member is to be at the heart of theatre design, technology, operation and production, by being at the heart of the only independent membership organisation setting and upholding standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance for theatre and live performance in the UK.
There is no difference in the membership cost between Associate Members and Full Member. However, to become a Full Member of the ABTT it is required for you to demonstrate to the Council of Trustee-Directors that you have relevant experience and a manifest commitment to the technical aspects of the art of theatre. Find out how you can do this here.
Become a Full Member of the ABTT today!
It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. Submit your CV and 2 references via our online form.
2. We contact your references
3. Council reviews your application and we’ll let you know if you’ve been accepted!
Get your experience and knowledge validated by your peers today!