Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th June 2020

The West Hall, Alexandra Palace, London

Exhibitor Bookings now being taken


The ABTT Theatre Show is the home of theatre specialists. A broad spectrum of companies and organisations exhibit and more than that, the combination of exhibitors and visitors make the two day show an exceptional networking opportunity.


Leading lighting companies exhibit the latest technologies and products. The Theatre Show is a major networking opportunity for lighting designers and production electricians.


We offer a practical environment for the audio industry. Live demonstrations are now very much part of the event in our studio space.


A wealth of technical disciplines are covered at the show. Relevant to venue operators, production staff and theatre consultants, we also have exhibitors addressing Health & Safety, Codes of Practice and other relevant matters.


Relevant across theatre, TV, film and commercial work, our exhibitors offer a broad range of scenic solutions.


The ABTT Theatre Show brings together Drama Schools and Trade Associations under one roof. Anyone exploring the possibility of a future in the industry will derive significant value from a visit to the show. Increasingly, a number of companies now offer apprenticeships.

The ABTT Theatre Show is an exhibition where between 100 and 150 suppliers relating to live performance technology engage with those responsible for delivery in the world of theatre, events, festivals, sport, film and TV. A range of peripheral activities are presented to support the exhibition, which is a well established annual networking opportunity for the technical community.

The ABTT Theatre Show was presented on the 5th and 6th June 2019, where the new exhibition layout and comprehensive programme of events saw a 13% increase in attendance on 2018.

2020 Dates

Wednesday June 10th 10am – 6pm

Thursday June 11th 10am – 5pm

2021 Dates

Wednesday June 9th 10am – 6pm

Thursday June 10th 10am – 5pm


Review, Reimagine and Rethink

Review, Reimagine and Rethink

Review, Reimagine and Rethink? That phrase might cause some head scratching and you will need to read on a bit to understand what ‘Re:’ means.  Whether we agree or disagree, whether we like it or not, we are all beginning to realise that we have to take action to...

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Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to 2020!

Tim Davies has designed the poster for the show in June and taken advantage of the fact that this is 42nd staging of the ABTT Theatre Show.

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ABTT Theatre Show Stand of the Year 2019

Theatreplan L-R Robin Townley, ABTT CEO, with Helen Walker & Amy Hickson, General Manager & Practice Assistant respectively at Theatreplan, and Richard Bunn, ABTT Chairman Judges’ comments As ever a lot of people made a big effort and the Theatre Show looks...

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ABTT Widget of the Year 2019

Mantracourt Electronics | BroadWeigh L-R Robin Townley, ABTT CEO, with Johnny Marshall, Senior Rigging Sales Executive at A.C. Entertainment Technologies, and Richard Bunn, ABTT Chairman Judges’ comments As a quick way to provide monitoring of small rigs, the...

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ABTT Engineering Product of the Year 2019

AED Group  - Showlift AED-SL18 L-R Robin Townley, ABTT CEO, with David Baker, Commercial Manager at AED UK, and Richard Bunn, ABTT Chairman Judges’ comments A piece of engineering equipment with the lighting designer in mind. With a small lifting platform that can...

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The ABTT Theatre Show works closely with Curtain Call to deliver networking opportunities.



Curtain Call is a network created BY theatre professionals FOR theatre professionals. We connect you, the theatre professional, with a network that showcases everyone involved in theatre. Individuals and companies can create and manage profiles, connect and collaborate with others. Find out more….