Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June 2019

The West Hall, Alexandra Palace, London


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.

We are delighted to announce that The ABTT Theatre Show has finally found an opportunity to present the end product – a show in itself. The Alexandra Palace Theatre is now fully refurbished and is a working theatre. The ABTT Theatre Show will be presenting David William Bryan in his highly acclaimed one man show ‘In Loyal Company’ on Wednesday 5th June. 

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.

May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool.  Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division.  Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.

We went to see this show at The Vault Festival underneath the arches of Waterloo Station in January. The show runs for one hour and is a classy piece of theatre. Excellent dramatic storytelling on the highest level. The audience gets drawn in and stays transfixed for the duration. It’s very clever. It’s theatrical in the truest sense of what theatre is all about. It’s back to basics with sound and lights as they used to be!

Make a full day of your visit on Wednesday 5th June. Visit the Theatre Show, have your supper in the bar by the Palm Court and then move on to the theatre. 



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Easter Update

Advance Notice of Show Content Whilst the event is often referred to as simply the ‘ABTT’ and is known to be a well established trade exhibition, the evolution of the event over the past few years has seen its popularity grow with the addition of highly informative...

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HSE – Fundamental Legal Duties

    We are delighted to confirm that we have expertise from the HSE for the duration of the exhibition. Whilst visitors and exhibitors can obtain clarification on matters pertaining to HSE competence throughout the event, there will be two specific sessions in...

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Performing Arts Design Symposium

Future trends in design, technology and safety Date: Wednesday 5th June Time: 12.30pm-6pm Venue: ABTT show at Alexander Palace: Palm Court Suite Room 5 Bacon baguettes will be served at 12.30pm, followed by tea, coffee and pastries. Guest Speaker: Guest speakers:...

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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….