0207 993 4165
Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 June
The West Hall, Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY
list of exhibitors
This is the most recent floor plan. Update: 31st May 2018
Lighting & AV
Engineering and Rigging
Training and Associations
ABTT - Palm Court
The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) exists to advance understanding of the technical subjects connected with the theatre and theatrical presentation and to promote good theatre design and technical presentation of theatrical works.
Supported by the Theatre Safety Committee the ABTT produces a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry. Membership is available to anyone who is interested in the design of buildings for performance or the technical arts of theatre. Those with suitable experience may be admitted to the electoral college by peer review. The ABTT provides a Safety Helpline, vocational training, the industry magazine Sightline, Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment, Codes of Practice, regular visits, conferences, forums, lectures and meetings.
On the ABTT stand this year there will be copies of the new edition of Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment 2015. This will be available at discount prices and there will be some special membership offers too.
The ABTT Industry Supporters' Group offers a way for commercial enterprises to support the work of the ABTT which is a registered charity. If you are interested in finding out more about the Industry Supporters' Group please visit the ABTT stand. There will be special ABTT Theatre Show offers for those who would like to join the ABTT ISG at the stand.
AC Entertainment Technologies - A40
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd., a leading ‘one-stop’ international provider of cutting-edge professional equipment with over 45 years’ experience supplying to the industry, will showcase a selection of the very latest solutions available from their vast portfolio of over 200 premium brands – on stand A40.
Sales teams from company’s specialist product divisions will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the latest technologies from leading marques which AC-ET are the exclusive UK dealer for – including Chroma-Q®, ProLights, Spotlight, Follow-Me, LumenRadio, Luminex, Sixty82, LSC, StageSmarts, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment, BroadWeigh, Dynamic Audio Device and Green Hippo.
AC-ET's in-house Tourflex® Cabling bespoke cable assembly service will showcase its range of high quality cable and connector options, for a faultless performance on a huge range of applications.
Stop by the AC-ET stand (A40) for your demo, and to discuss the many other brands available through the company’s specialist Lighting, Rigging, Audio, Video, and Film & TV sales divisions.
Alternatively, contact the company to arrange your demonstration, on +44 (0)1494 446000 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ac-et.com.
Acoustic Control Systems - F13
The Built EnvironmentEvery building has a unique acoustic character which causes that building to be best suited only for a limited range of applications.
A hall may be designed and constructed to offer good speech intelligibility for theatrical applications or it may be constructed to compliment orchestral music or choral works.
It is very rare for a building to be well suited to all of these activities without the introduction of variable acoustics and so the opportunity to offer a variety of productions to audiences within the one hall are limited by the acoustic characteristics of that hall.
In turn this will result in restrictions being placed upon the revenue that the hall may be able to generate simply because of the difficulty of matching suitable events to the acoustics of the building and, by extension, with enthusiastic audiences.
Sound Systems UK Limited is privileged to have been appointed by Acoustic Control Systems BV of the Netherlands as the UK agent for their electro-acoustic enhancement system, which offers true variable acoustics. We are proud, therefore, to offer sales of new systems and, equally importantly, service support, development and maintenance of existing installations
Peter – 07971 950159
Luke – 07805 295107
Aluminium Access Products - D43
Manufacturers of the Tallescope.
Sales, training & safety inspections for all access equipment
Tallescopes, Scaffold towers, steps & ladders, powered access, safety inspections and all training courses relevant.
Amber Sound - E20
Amber Sound is one of the industry‘s leading suppliers of audio equipment to the live sound market including theatres, rock and roll tours and corporate clients. It has built a unrivalled reputation for customer service, providing pre and post sales support, all backed up with comprehensive technical knowledge and holding extensive UK stock of its main product ranges.
With a friendly and highly skilled sales team the company‘s focus is working with it‘s clients to supply the right product for each application and give total customer satisfaction.
Particular areas of expertise are wired and wireless intercom systems from the industry’s premium brands including Clear-Com and RTS, as well as offering PA solutions from EM Acoustics and Meyer Sound. Other brands represented include Countryman and DPA miniature microphones, Fischer Amps battery chargers and IEM products and HSA Rolltops audio furniture.
Come and meet the friendly team, we look forward to seeing you!
Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) - A72
The Association of Lighting Designers is the professional body representing all those who work or are interested in the creation of lighting and video design for live performance and events in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Whether you are a designer, production electrician, programmer or crew member, the ALD aims to further the art and appreciation of creative lighting design and raise the awareness of the creative use of light and images as part of the development process for performance presentations. Its members are drawn from across the fields of theatre (including Opera and Dance), Rock and Roll, corporate presentations and events, education, and manufacturing.
The ALD is the mouthpiece of the performance lighting industry and a resource for information on the wide range of lighting design topics that affect designers and technicians in all areas of the live performance lighting profession. It also provides a resource and forum for the discussion and development of artistic and creative lighting aims, an understanding and education of the process involved in lighting design, and how changing technology assists this. It promotes the art and craft by organising and supporting a number of industry awards and bursaries for students and early career development, non-professional and through to the internationally recognised practitioners.
Association of Sound Designers (ASD) - A72
ASM Steuerungstechnik - D40
ASM Steuerungstechnik GmbH, stagecraft specialists
The company was established in 1994. With an outstanding commitment to innovation, ASM has since then gained an excellent reputation as a competent national and international partner for reliable drive and control technology for stage, theatre and studio applications. Wherever loads need to be hoisted, the ASM product range covers the entire spectrum of applications for point hoists, scenery hoists and stage light hoists.
The company’s philosophy of innovation is reflected in its numerous significant patents and its specialisation on providing customised system solutions for all stagecraft needs.
ASM will be demonstrating the HCWA hoist, the narrowest winch on the market.
Glantre will also be present on our stand our Distribution Partner in the UK & ROI.
ASM Steuerungstechnik GmbH
33181 Bad Wünnenberg-Haaren
Audio Visual Material - E31
Autograph Sales and Installations - C33
Autograph Sales & Installations are delighted to be supporting the annual ABTT Show once again in 2018.
This year’s show marks an important stage in the run up to the 700MHz frequency clearance programme and a visit to Team Autograph on stand C33 would be a great first step in demystifying the rapidly evolving world of wireless systems and spectrum changes. Autograph will be making their unrivalled experience and knowledge base freely available to anyone affected by the forthcoming changes and there is no-one better qualified to provide the guidance that’s going to be essential to managing them well.
Of course we’ll also be exhibiting industry standard products and sharing the expertise gathered from over 40 years at the forefront of theatre sound. We’ll be showing new products from Sennheiser, Sony, Shure, Countryman, DPA and Point Source alongside other theatre-focused products from our portfolio.
Avolites - C31
Avolites is widely regarded as the world's premier manufacturer of lighting consoles, media servers and dimming systems, all compatible in an integrated solution for total visual control.
With a reputation built upon years of expertise delivering rock-solid equipment for productions across music, theatre, film, and corporate since 1976, Avolites has evolved to offer cutting edge technologies in their swift and intuitive Titan and Ai software packages, within a diverse range of equipment of the very best quality and design.
BECTU - A24
BECTU is the union for theatre workers in all non-performance roles including backstage, front of house and more. We also have a growing live events section. Whatever your employment status - staff, casual or freelance - we support you with the range of employment issues and we provide a host of low-cost training and essential insurances to help you boost your career. Join our community of members in London and throughout the UK across all venues, fixed and temporary. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 ABTT Show.
Visit our website www.bectu.org.uk/welcome
Check us out on twitter @bectu and on facebook at /bectuofficial Email any queries to email@example.com
BLUE-i Theatre Technology - D20
Bose - D11
Bose® Professional offers high quality sound solutions for a wide range of commercial applications, such as theatres, hospitality, retail outlets, leisure centres, large corporate facilities, sports arenas, theme parks and visitor centres. Bose is committed to living up to its reputation for excellence in the specification and management of audio solutions, offering a complete specialist service to specifiers and end-users where the primary aim is the highest quality audio reproduction. This is achieved through working with a network of authorised Bose Partners. The extensive Bose® Professional product portfolio allows for many different configurations that will meet the needs of many businesses. Whether indoors or outdoors, for smaller or larger venues, portable or fixed installations, the Bose Professional product range includes loudspeakers, amplification solutions and related electronics, allowing a high degree of user-friendliness or even automated control.
The focus for the last few years has been on solutions for large venues, including a new category of loudspeaker which delivers concert quality sound for a wide variety of fixed installation systems in theatres, concert halls, performance spaces and arenas. Bose® DeltaQ Array Modules offer unprecedented scalability to provide consistent tonal balance for a wide variety of room sizes, shapes, acoustic requirements, or budgets. This unique scalability allows modules to be used singularly in applications with modest SPL and coverage-control requirements, or to form arrays for the highest SPL and coverage-control requirements. The precise, constant-directivity coverage from all modules and array configurations helps ensure consistent tonal balance, virtually independent of room shape and acoustics.
Bose Professional has also introduced a significant number of new products that are specially developed to integrate with Dante™, an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology. It allows customers to use standard IT networks to transmit high quality sound, replacing expensive analog or multicore cabling with low cost Cat5e, CAT6 or fibre optic cable.
Contact Bose Professional on 03330 142545 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://pro.bose.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/boseprofessional
Twitter – www.twitter.com/bosepro
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/bose-professional/
Canford Audio - E30
Canford will exhibit Tecpro analogue partyline intercom and Green-GO Digital Intercom over Ethernet with live links back to Canford headquarters and to Greece via the Green-GO BridgeX interface from Stand E30.
Green-GO has proven itself ideal for live events, broadcast and industrial applications:
• No central matrix - substantial cost saving and no single point of failure
• Full duplex, clear audio, low latency, programmable
• Create simple or complex systems - up to 250 Groups and 3000 Users
Tecpro has, for decades, been the 'go to' intercom system for theatres, live venues and rental companies. Find out why it remains the system of choice for many:
• Easy to use, wired analogue system
• Two and four channel options
• Excellent audio quality, extremely reliable, great value for money
Centre Stage Engineeering - C11
Centre Stage Engineering (www.centre-stage.co.uk) are specialists in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of all types of stage engineering equipment. This includes automated power flying systems, motorised hoists, counterweight flying systems, safety curtains, stage elevators, seating wagons, portable rostra systems, technical galleries and lighting bridges. The company has ISO 9001 Quality certification and is certified by ISOQAR for CE Mark Certification to Execution Class 2 which means that we meet current EU standards and can CE mark fabricated steel structures such as safety curtains, elevators and lighting bridges for installation into theatres, now a legal requirement.
Our dedicated service department, with over 55 venues where we have service agreements, offers short and long term maintenance contracts, LOLER inspections, load testing and trouble-shooting services as well as comprehensive mechanical and electrical survey reports.
Centre Stage are the UK distributors for HOAC ( http://www.hoac.de/ ) with their innovative range of aluminium systems.
Chauvet Professional - B31
CHAUVET Professional is the thoughtful, forward-looking choice for Lighting Designers, offering a carefully focused selection of lighting fixtures that open new design possibilities and make it easier to complete quality lighting projects. Over the years, CHAUVET Professional has displayed a dedication to the worldwide support of the Theatre and Arts community by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that take into account the high standards of stage lighting, including the award-winning Ovation LED ellipsoidal and fresnels and COLORado wash lights.
Cinema Theatre Association
The CTA was founded in 1967 at a time when cinema-theatres, that is to say the large buildings showing films that also had full stage facilities, were being lost to modernisation and demolition.
The CTA campaigns nationally to protect traditional cinema buildings and maintains a comprehensive archive of documents and photographs.
The CTA is a membership organisation and registered charity with the educational aim of promoting serious interest in all aspects of cinema buildings - both old and new, in the UK and overseas.
Each year, members receive six issues of the CTA Bulletin, now in full colour, and the annual Picture House magazine. Members have access to occasional organised visits to cinemas (and theatres) both at home and abroad. Lectures and indoor members’ events may be arranged in the winter months. Website: http://cta-uk.org
City Theatrical - E33
City Theatrical invents, manufactures, and customizes unique lighting accessories for the entertainment and architectural industries and is the winner of 35 product and business awards, including the New Jersey Small Manufacturer of the Year in 2015. Founded in 1986, City Theatrical has offices in Carlstadt, New Jersey and London, England. Products include the multi award-winning DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, Multiverse® and SHoW DMX® Wireless DMX systems, QolorFLEX® brand of professional LED linear lighting including QolorPIX® Pixel Controlled LED Tape and Controller, QolorPoint® Wireless LED Uplighters, professional lighting software including Lightwright® 6, Moving Light Assistant™ and Vectorworks Spotlight, as well as the world’s most extensive catalog of entertainment and architectural lighting beam control accessories and hardware. City Theatrical also performs custom manufacturing services and manufactures products on an OEM basis for other lighting manufacturers.
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Clear-Com - E40
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider of professional real-time intercom communication solutions and services since 1968. We and our subsidiary, Trilogy Communications, offer market-proven intercom solutions that link people together through wired and wireless intercom systems and connectivity options.
Our history is rooted in technological advancements and innovations that deliver significant improvements to the way people collaborate when instant communication matters. In the markets we serve - broadcast, live performance, live events, sports, military, aerospace and government—our communication products consistently meet the demands for high-quality audio, reliability, scalability and low latency, as well as address communication requirements of varying size and complexity.
Clear-Com is recognized globally for its product achievements, consistent level of customer engagement, and dedication to delivering the right solutions for specialized applications, with the expertise to make it work.
CUK - D31
Awaiting catalogue entry
Curtain Call - F29
Curtain Call is the exciting interactive networking and jobs platform for the entire theatre industry built by Co-Founders, actor/director John Schwab and professional photographer Matt Humphrey.
Curtain Call's platform allows professionals to create a manageable profile where they can be discovered through shows they’ve worked on, theatres they’ve worked at and people they’ve worked with. Added features include show reports, team sheets, advanced search and the ability to easily take notes on shows and professionals on the site from any device and keep them with you wherever you go.
ABTT SPECIAL OFFER: Visit the Curtain Call stand, Sign-up for a PRO profile, and receive a 40% discount for the year and a FREE copy of the Curtain Call book (RRP £45 - limited to the first 50 sign ups).
Find out more at www.curtaincallonline.com
d & b audiotechnik GB Limited - A54
d&b audiotechnik is a thought leader delivering professional audio solutions and delighted to be part of the ABTT Theatre Show in its 40th year. This year, the d&b GB team are looking forward to discussing d&b’s next major steps in audio technology evolution. The show is the UK launchpad for the d&b Soundscape event; an exclusive opportunity for ABTT visitors to experience this comprehensive toolkit for sound designers and artists. In addition to these four Soundscape sessions during the two day show, d&b will be in its usual spot on stand A54 with another product highlight for professional theatre; The d&b Workflow and integrated sound solutions. Improving efficiency all the way from the start of a project through planning and simulation, to control of the final result, ensuring comprehensive remote control capabilities, efficient audio networking possibilities and seamless interoperability and integration with other devices within a sound reinforcement system.
Disney Cruise Line - D52
Embark on a new adventure! Ready to be a #TechOnDeck? Stop by the Disney Cruise Line booth and learn how you can become an Entertainment Technician onboard one of their ships. Want to work with the latest lighting, audio, automation, broadcast or show control technology? Become an Entertainment Technician with Disney Cruise Line! ⚓ #DCLjobs
Doughty Engineering - C30
Established in 1970, Doughty Engineering is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grip, rigging and suspension equipment, supplying products to film, TV and the entertainment industries across the globe. All Doughty products are manufactured in the UK in the company’s own 35,000sq ft facility, enabling the design and manufacture of both standard and bespoke products to meet customer requirements.
Doughty Contact details
Doughty Engineering LTD
Crow Arch Lane
Tel: +44 (0) 1425 478961
Drapemakers - B22
Drapemakers have been manufacturing drapes for the theatre and events industries for over a decade, but have never chosen to generate any real publicity. The ABTT show has become a regular occasion to give the company more visibility in the industry.
Operating from their base in Derby as a subsidiary of successful live events company, Presentation Design Services Ltd., Drapemakers does exactly what it says on the tin; custom made drapes that meet budget, specification and delivery requirements, wrapped up with a fantastic service and a constant willingness to always meet a deadline. However short or ridiculous it might seem.
Great established relationships with significant industry clients have seen Drapemakers manufacturing for West End Musicals, UK and European touring shows such as Dirty Dancing and The Bodyguard, delivering bespoke show drapes to regional producing theatres including Birmingham Rep and Nottingham Playhouse, creating and fitting theatre drapes on board cruise ships in the Caribbean, Singapore and Australia, and supplying venue drapes to receiving houses such as the Arena in Derby and the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.
The Drapemakers stand at the ABTT show will feature seamstresses in action at their sewing machines and if you place an order quick, they could be manufacturing your next drapes requirement right in front of you.
ETC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lighting and rigging equipment for the entertainment and architectural markets. For four decades, ETC has supplied the highest-quality, award-winning products to millions of customers around the globe, earning a reputation for providing industry-leading customer and technical support.
Founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1975, ETC began with the passionate belief that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. A small group of university students challenged themselves by creating a microprocessor-based console that out-performed other boards on the market at the time. That entrepreneurial spirit grew into an award-winning business that employs over 1000 people across 10 countries, in 11 corporate, and several home offices.
Since its beginning, ETC has earned an industry reputation for unmatched technical and customer service. In addition to our own renowned service department offering 24-hour phone support, ETC has over 300 authorised service centres throughout the world, staffed by hundreds of certified technicians.
ETC counts thousands of customers worldwide including theatres, opera houses, television and film studios, Broadway and West End shows, theme parks, casinos, houses of worship, convention centres, concert halls, cruise ships, fashion shows, schools and universities, industrials, museums, office buildings, performing arts centres, hotels and resorts, restaurants, retail stores, and more.
Visit stand B40 to enjoy the renowned ETC ABTT Show hospitality, while speaking to representatives about the many products on display. Product highlights will include the latest Eos family control desks, the new ColorSource Pearl fixtures, the ever-popular Source Four LED Series 2 system, ETC Rigging equipment, and the new architectural luminaire, Irideon WLZ.
For further information, visit www.etcconnect.com.
Facebook: ETC @ElectronicTheatreControls
EM Acoustics - A31
EM Acoustics is an independent loudspeaker manufacturer that has become a regular name in the theatre industry both in the UK and across the globe, and we are delighted to be part of the ABTT Theatre Show once more in its 40th year. Our usual stand A31 offers a place where you can take the weight off your feet and chat about all things audio – we will have some firm favourites from our product range on display as well as the upcoming EMS-41 ultra-compact loudspeaker, which offers class-leading performance in a far smaller package than offered before.
Come and join us at the show – if we have met before, it will be nice to catch up again. If we have yet to meet, we look forward to introducing ourselves.
Fiscale - B24
R&D presents itself in many ways, not always in the form you would imagine, but it does make the World go around.
Big Pharma, Aerospace, Heavy Engineering all invest large amounts of time and money in R&D and are rewarded by our government, but what about creativity, innovation, the cornerstones of R&D?
The amount of creativity and innovation involved in the performance industry is huge, with many projects being “one offs”. Whether it is live shows, opera, films, TV, even museums, corporate events, product launches all have unique creativity and innovation woven into the process, production and, therefore, R&D.
The government values and rewards companies who invest in R&D.
Why? Because such companies create jobs and wealth for the country. Britain is no longer a nation of shopkeepers, we are a nation of creators and innovators working from small and large complexes, workshops up and down the country.
The government is putting money back into the Creative Industry in the form of R&D tax credits. Simply put, an SME company can have 26% of their R&D expenditure paid back to them!!
Fiscale will work with you, ensuring you receive the maximum amount you are entitled to.
Average first year claim: £68,000.
When you consider, if this is your companies first claim, we can claim initially for two years. The amounts can be considerable.
Fiscale will work with you to claim for this financial year, the two previous financial years and every year going forward with no up-front charge to your company. We take a percentage of what you receive, after you receive it.
My name is Alex Forbes, working with Fiscale, my speciality is Set, Scenery, SFX, Animatronics, all live events related companies, TV and Film. The companies involved in this sector, are the types of companies entitled and encouraged to make an R&D claim. Most Haven’t.
Alex Forbes: 07805 791750
Entertainment Technology Press - D50
Entertainment Technology Press will have five new titles available for the first time at ABTT , in addition to over 70 other specialist industry books. They are: Introduction to Live Sound, Entertainment Electronics, Vectorworks for Theatre, The Theatres & Concert Halls of Fellner and Helmer, and Live Event Production.
Flint Hire & Supply - D21
Established in 1981 to provide the theatre industry with a single source for specialist theatre hardware and paints, Flints cater for Stage Managers, Production Managers, Workshop Managers, Scenic Artists, Engineers, Carpenters, Painters and Propmakers.
Flints are the major retailer of theatrical goods in the UK. Our buying power allows us to pass on excellent value to our customers and our unrivalled experience ensures that the products we stock are perfectly suited to the industry. In recent years we have expanded our client base to include schools, shop display, museums, the film, television and marine industries.
Please come along to stand D21 to pick up a new copy of the Flints Reference Catalogue, browse our pop-up shop, and even have a play with some of our new products. On both days we will be holding 3 demo sessions:
11:00 am – New Haussmann Products with Guido and Daniela from Haussmann’s
12:30 pm – Introducing New Products with Alasdair Flint
3:00 pm – Festool at Flints featuring the RUSTOFIX tool
Demonstrations available outside of these times and there will be lots of staff on hand to have a chat, so please do come along to say hello and have some light refreshments.
German Light Products - A53
Founded by Udo Künzler in 1994 and headquartered in Karlsbad in Southern Germany, GLP (German Light Products GmbH) is a leading manufacturer of cutting edge lighting technology equipment and remains at the forefront of LED technology within the entertainment lighting sector.
The company’s award-winning X4 series has become a standard around the world, specified by top LDs for its versatile and packed feature set. Constantly expanding its product range, GLP is committed to bringing environmentally friendly lighting technology to designers without expecting them to compromise in their artistic expectations.
Gerriets Great Britain - D33
Since its founding in 1946, Gerriets has developed into a specialist for stage and event needs. The product portfolio has been continuously expanded and developed for the needs of its customers. It covers all areas: in-house manufacturing of curtains, sheets and scenes, supply of inventory items in excess widths, horizon fabrics, decorative fabrics, stage velvets, effect materials, stage equipment such as train and rail systems as well as regular new product developments.
Global Design Solutions
The ABTT Exhibition has a very special place in the heart of GDS. Global Design Solutions (GDS) is a Multi Award Winning specialist LED lighting manufacturer based in Bristol. Truly global, GDS has established a distribution network in 38 countries. Beginning as a specialist technology manufacturer with a desire to solve niche problems in the entertainment industry, GDS has since grown to develop 7 brands that have been recognised by 14 industry awards. In the last 4 years its revolutionary ArcSystem has been installed into some of the world's most significant theatres, arenas, churches, galleries and museums. In 2016, ArcSystem lit the way for approximately 95 million people worldwide. GDS products can be found in iconic venues like: The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, The Sadlers Wells, Wembley Arena, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, The Savoy Theatre…and many more Globally.
We will have 3 First ABTT Product Showings this year…
The Fade To Warm Lamp – A new addition to the ArcLamp Family, as it dims, the Colour gets warmer, to replace traditional lighting
The LED Flicker Lamp – Another new addition to the ArcLamp Family, not only will it create the most amazing “Candle Effect” but you use it as a luminaire too.
D48 Driver – The newest addition to the ArcSystem Drivers, 12 Individual Zones of control, rack mounted – to make installations even simpler!
Goboplus - A52
Website - www.goboplus.com
Goboplus.com, the one stop gobo shop supplying a comprehensive custom and stock gobos service in metal, glass and plastic plus a wide range of accessories including Gobo Holders and digital gobos. The friendly intuitive website and on-line shop is open 24-7.We will be exhibiting alongside Cut Colour Plus our sister company who are a specialist filter company servicing the entertainment, educational and architectural markets. Cut Colour Plus offers a bespoke filter cutting and comprehensive scroll making service Proffering expert knowledge & exceptional service, both companies are dealers for Rosco, DHA, GAM and Lee Filters product ranges plus much more.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama - F25
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading drama schools and conservatoires, offering stage managers, theatre technicians, actors, and musicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice and promotes innovation, experiment and research. Selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016) and the top-rated conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2017 league table for Music, it has over 900 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world.
The Technical Theatre department at Guildhall School has long been recognised as providing some of the most innovative vocational theatre training in the UK and beyond. The School boasts technical and performance facilities which are among the best in the world. The teaching is practical and production-based; students work on public productions with professional directors, designers and conductors participating in the creation of acclaimed dramas, musicals and operas.
Guildhall School is located in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our campus is situated in a vibrant cultural quarter next door to the Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest multi-arts venue. With West End theatres, the Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House all close by, studying at Guildhall means you have an array of world-renowned cultural institutions on your doorstep.
Join us at Stand F25 or visit www.gsmd.ac.uk/technical_theatre for more information.
Guildford School of Acting - F22
At Guildford School of Acting we have been providing highly regarded professional training in
theatre production and stage management for over 40 years and our graduates have gone on to
work in all areas of the industry, both in the UK and across the globe.
BA (Hons) Theatre Production: an all-round training in your first year, followed by the opportunity
to specialise in years 2 and 3 in either lighting, sound, stage management or scenic arts.
MA Stage and Production Management: a one year intensive professional training for graduates
and those with prior experience.
We offer ‘The best of both worlds’ – a world-class conservatoire training within the University of
Surrey, a UK top 10 university, just 34 minutes from London.
Come and see us at stand F22 to find out more. Alumni particularly welcome to come and say
Harlequin Floors - A33
Harlequin Floors is the world leader in advanced technology floors and stage systems for the performing arts.
Established as the industry choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and with leading architects and building contractors.
Harlequin Floors’ experience and reputation are founded on the manufacture and supply of a range of high quality permanent and portable sprung and vinyl floors.
Harlequin Floors’ specialty service creating bespoke stage systems have been designed and installed around the world working with stage engineers and theatre consultants crafting a unique solution for every venue.
Theatre professionals demand hard-wearing stages able to withstand fit ups, get outs and rigging required for every performance. Harlequin Floors stage systems deliver on strength, flexibility and meeting technical requirements including dip traps, trap doors, ballet wagons as well as orchestra pit fillers and performance essentials.
Forty years after its creation, Harlequin remains as global leader in its field with offices in Europe, The Americas and Asia Pacific.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 01892 514 888
Freephone: 0800 28 99 32
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HARLEQUINFLOORS/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlequinFloors
Hawthorn Theatrical - D10
Twitter: @hawthornbiz Facebook: /hawthorns.network
We are award-winning creative technical production experts. It’s our job to help make your productions look and sound amazing. And after 30 years in the business, we really know our stuff.
Named by the London Stock Exchange in 2015 as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, we believe every show or production should be an incredible experience. Through our equipment hire, permanent installation and create services we create bespoke technical solutions to meet your specifications and bring your vision to life.
Many of our knowledgeable staff started their careers in the theatre and this expertise, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for live performance, means we share a fundamental understanding of the diverse technical needs of a theatrical production. Hawthorn has supplied equipment to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for over 26 years and supported many touring productions including Jackie the Musical, The James Plays, Hairspray, Laila the Musical, Brideshead Revisited and Clybourne Park. You can be confident that our team will provide all the support you need.
Open 7 days a week, we have a huge state-of-the-art range available for hire, from lighting, sound and video to staging, power, rigging and drapes.
We also install lighting, sound, video and related equipment into a huge range of venues, working sensitively within each space to create a technical infrastructure tailored to deliver the performance capabilities you wish to achieve. We sell equipment from leading manufacturers too.
Contact: 01664 821 111
Hayles and Howe - F20
Hayles and Howe are an international ornamental plastering company with over thirty years’ experience and many awards for their work in Theatre Conservation and Restoration.
In this field of work Hayles and Howe have found that implementing regular Ceiling Safety Inspections helps to protect and preserve our historic Theatres and public buildings. As these ceilings contain a broad mix of building materials they require careful and accurate monitoring. Hayles and Howe can now provide accurate and technically detailed assessments giving owners and managers a true indication of the condition of the ceiling.
From an initial enquiry Hayles and Howe will quote for a preliminary visit to identify the scope for a full cost effective survey. The preliminary visit will also raise any immediate major concerns that need to be considered prior to a full survey.
Hayles and Howe are well versed in creating a rolling maintenance plan that fits in with a theatres hectic scheduling of rehearsals and shows. The company is quick to respond to any calls from theatres that find themselves with any unforeseen problems with their ornamental plasterwork or scagliola.
Hayles and Howe have enjoyed working on many of the world’s leading theatres including the Royal Opera House, the Dominion Theatre, the Beacon Theatre in New York and many others.
Hayles and Howe’s Managing Director David Harrison is a leading consultant in the field of Ornamental Plasterwork and has made theatre conservation a specialty of the company.
For more information visit www.haylesandhowe.co.uk or contact us at:
0117 972 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HD Pro Audio - A20
HD Pro Audio is a leading UK supplier of professional audio. We work across all pro audio sectors and our clients include rental companies, theatres, music venues, corporate AV facilities, musicians, sound engineers, recording and broadcast studios, education establishments, shopping malls and sports venues.
Based in Shepperton, Surrey, HD Pro Audio covers the whole UK and is ideally located for London and the Home Counties. We distribute all major audio, video and lighting brands and we will always determine the best products for your needs, supplying any or all parts of a system and the knowledge for putting it together.
HD Pro Audio offers industry-leading expertise in live and installed audio systems, mixing consoles, loudspeaker system design, networking and recording. Our experienced team are always on hand to give unbiased advice and support on equipment choice, compatibility and use, as well as complete audio and visual system design. We hold a substantial range of equipment for demonstration.
This is backed by extensive stock and next day delivery if required, an in-house service team and a facility for customisation and bespoke manufacture. Our approach is friendly and efficient and we are ISO 9001 certified, assuring you the highest standard of service.
Tel: 01784 433687
High End Systems - C40
We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, Texas as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.
At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world's biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains theatres, film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.
We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.
As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.
ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.
High End Systems is exhibiting at ABTT for the first time in 2018. Be sure to swing by stand C40 to see the soon-to-be-released SolaFrame 3000 fixture, plus a selection of other innovations including Hog 4 and Road Hog 4 consoles, and SolaFrame Theatre and SolaFrame 750 automated lighting fixtures.
For further information, visit www.highend.com.
Highlite International - C20
Awaiting Catalogue entry
Hussey Seatway - B23
Hussey Seatway specialise in the design and manufacture of retractable and fixed seating solutions for the performing arts market. We are experts in developing bespoke seating systems that transform spaces into multi-purpose facilities. With a wide choice of options and finishes our products can be designed to seamlessly blend into traditional theatre environments.
We have developed a strong reputation in the theatre and performing arts industry having previously worked at venues such as Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Colyer Fergusson Music Building, The Other Place (Royal Shakespeare Company), University of the Arts, Spinney Theatre & Glyndebourne Opera House to name a few. We are currently working on prestigious refurbishment projects at Alexandra Place and Brighton Dome.
If you are interested to find out more, contact us for a no obligation consultancy service offered by our experienced sales team, this will result in the provision of detailed quotations and CAD drawings. Each project we undertake is unique and therefore Hussey Seatway provides a full design, project management, manufacture and installation package. Following installation, we have a skilled service and maintenance team on hand to ensure the safe and efficient operation of seating systems during their lifetime.
Our reputation has been built on great quality products and exceptional levels of customer service. This is integral to the Hussey Seatway culture.
Hussey Seatway are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show, please visit us at stand B23.
For more information view our website on www.husseyseatway.com and connect with us on our social media pages @HusseySeatway on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can contact us on email@example.com or by telephone on 01985 847200.
IGUS UK - B30
Illusion Design & Construct - F15
J & C Joel - C23
J&C Joel is one of the world's leading manufacturers of flame retardant fabrics, flooring and stage engineering for the entertainment and event industries. The British company has achieved global reach through an international network of offices and has been providing bespoke theatre and event drapes, and stage engineering services for 40 years. The business now exports to more than 80 countries from its offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia. At J&C Joel we always want to be the inspiration behind your performance.
Kenilworth Carpets - D41
Awaiting catalogue entry
KV2 Audio - E22
At KV2 the true reproduction of the original sound and its dynamics are the key elements in the development of our products. We have bucked industry trends and broken industry standards to find the best possible audio solutions in both analog and digital. We strive to bring art and science together, to reveal the true emotion in a performance.
LAMDA - F23
At LAMDA, our mission is to seek out and train the exceptional dramatic artists and technicians of every generation, so they can have the most extraordinary impact on the world through their work in theatre, film and television. We are proud to have a faculty of experienced teachers and practitioners; all experts in their respective fields and dedicated to the progress and well-being of our students. Our long-established relationships with industry colleagues mean we work closely with agencies, production companies and technical partners, as well as professional writers, designers, directors and actors. Our redeveloped £28.2 million training centre offers ten new rehearsal studios, two new theatres, a fully-equipped digital screen and audio site, a dedicated library and much more; providing exceptional facilities to match the quality and innovation of our training.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @LAMDAdrama
Lamp & Pencil - A12
Lamp & Pencil are here to help with making those tricky ideas happen in the real world. From tiny electronics to large practicals and set electrics, simple controls to large networks and miniature motors to flying lights we can take a concept and deliver equipment that you can rely on for your show, tour, conference or installation. Lamp & Pencil are the UK & Ireland distributors for RC4 Wireless dimming products.
Le Mark - E10
Le Mark Group Ltd has been involved in the innovative development, specialist manufacturing and converting of self-adhesive products, particularly aimed at the theatrical industry, since the company was formed in 1982. The company has developed a range of world renowned brands including Magtape®, Blacktak®, Slip-Way® and Studiotak® to name just four premier products as well as the PAL touring labels, the DirtyRigger® range of protective gloves and accessories as well as the performance flooring division.
Le Mark, as a multi-award winning company, has always sought to evolve and meet the constantly changing demands of its customers and the PAL road case label was no exception. Our labels have become a phenomenon over the last 23 years since they were initially designed and introduced by Le Mark. With over 150,000 sold globally they have become the label for all occasions.
This year also sees the launch of our brand new Visi PAL Labels. These come in 4 super bright colours, Green, Orange, Pink & Yellow - https://www.lemark.co.uk/custom-printing/pal-label-i-d-kits/#tab-id-3
These will be available to purchase from the stand.
The DirtyRigger® range of gloves and accessories have bought new meaning to comfort and toughness. Manufactured from only grade 1 quality products-including Kevlar®, Armortex® and Thinsulate® - the gloves have taken the rigging industry by storm and their fame has now meant that they are used in many other industry sectors as well. Our Rope-Ops Gloves will again be on display – specifically geared around theatrical use – https://dirtyrigger.co.uk/rope-ops-rope-gloves
This range will be available to purchase from our stand.
Le Mark gained its fame for high performance flooring by being chosen to design, manufacture and install the iconic “London street map” at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. This division, with a much expanded range, is now a main supplier to the TV, film, theatre & dance industries.
Le Mark will be displaying a range of these phenomenally successful products at this years ABTT – come and see us on Stand E10 for some great offers!
Lift Turn Move - E21
LTM (Lift Turn Move Ltd) supplies hoisting, traversing & control equipment/ components for entertainment lifting and moving applications. Established in 2004 and based in Bromborough, Wirral, we are an independent company owned and operated by the people who run the business day by day, this ensures decisions are made swiftly and customer service is top priority.
We offer only the highest quality products, fast response and delivery. Our staff have lifting equipment and application experience and hold qualifications relating to the products and services we supply. LTM are full members of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), sales, technical and workshop staff hold LEEA qualifications and LEEA Team Cards and have on-going product training. Stocks of hoists/spare parts at our premises, we offer the support that you need. Customer service is a priority not an afterthought - when we deal with suppliers we expect fast response, in-depth product knowledge and exceptional service- so we offer nothing less to our clients. When you deal with LTM, you get experience, problem solving and most of all flexibility - free of charge.
LTM supply equipment to assist with the lifting, handling, supporting or moving of loads, products with a reputation for value, performance and quality engineering. We offer GIS and LoadGuard electric chain hoists and trolleys, Guardian and Guardian G- Pro hoist controllers, motion control systems, manual lifting equipment and light crane & monorail track systems. Standard and high integrity chain hoists and control systems are a speciality All products are supplied with comprehensive operating instructions, an EC Declaration of Conformity or Incorporation and where applicable a Certificate of Thorough Examination.
For further information please visit our website: http://www.liftturnmove.co.uk
Call +44(0) 151 649 0467
Or visit our social media pages:
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lift-turn-move-ltd/
Locker & Riley - E15
Locker & Riley is an award-winning fibrous plaster specialist based in the UK. We are internationally renowned for the design, production and installation of the highest quality plasterwork with an exceptional portfolio covering luxury private residences, grand and historic landmark properties, palaces around the globe and high profile flagship stores.
From heritage fixtures and the finest plaster restorations to the creation and production of exquisite bespoke plaster pieces, our highly skilled team of artists, sculptors and master craftsmen & craftswomen produce plasterwork of the very highest quality.
For further information, please contact us on 01245 322 022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyon Equipment - A71
We are the Petzl UK Agency and you will be able to see the latest Petzl work at height equipment to make your life more comfortable, safe and efficient throughout your working day.
For any Petzl sales enquiries please email email@example.com.
Whatever your requirements for work at height or rescue, we can provide training to meet your needs. In addition to our ‘standard’ courses we also offer bespoke training designed specifically around our customer’s needs.
All our courses are delivered in accordance with BS 8454:2006 Code of Practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue. Come to the stand to talk to our Technical experts to discuss your training requirements alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mainstage - E42
Mainstage manufactures a range of five demountable and portable stage systems at their factory in Lancaster, all very different, all of which are on display at the show.
What-ever your application, whoever is going to be operating it, and wherever it is going to be stored there is an excellent chance that we will have an intelligent solution to your challenge.
We look forward to meeting you on the stand.
Mandy - E24
We are the world’s largest creative community of actors, film and TV crew, theatre professionals, child actors, voiceover artists, dancers, singers, musicians, models and extras.
We empower professionals to find work in TV studios, on movie sets, in training institutions, events, concert halls, theatre companies and art collectives. We help cast commercials, link art directors with cinematographers, and bring lighting designers to dark stages. We support our members as they promote themselves and network across the arts and media industries.
We champion professionals as they take control of their careers and introduce producers, casting directors and HR managers to the best talent for their projects. We host events and bring together collaborators. We link service providers to clients, artists to agents, aspiring students to colleges... and animal wranglers to dogs.
Having good contacts is our raison d'être, and we have the history and industry expertise to match. Armed with these qualities, we have established the most dynamic digital career hub for creative talent around the world.
Mandy makes things happen.
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - F26
Mountview has been training actors and production artists for over 70 years. In 1992 they became the first provider of specialised musical theatre training in Europe. Mountview trains production artists on two-year FdA courses and three-year BA (Hons) degrees. Students can specialise in Lighting, Sound or Stage Management. New for 2018, Mountview launches an FdA and BA (Hons) top-up degree in Scenic Art and Prop Making, providing specialist training for the theatre, film & TV and heritage industries.
In 2018 Mountview will move to purpose-built premises in the heart of Peckham, rooting themselves in one of London’s most vibrant creative communities. This will allow Mountview to open two theatres and to increase its work with young people and the wider community to provide affordable opportunities for all.
Mushroom Lighting - E32
Website : http://www.mushroomlighting.com/
Mushroom Lighting and MLT will be exhibiting products from German company LTH, including Flagship, a high power architectural 100watt LED wash light and the range of Power flood, with a 120 degrees working angle, ideal for close up work lighting buildings etc. We will also have the range of Gobo projectors, profiles and LED followspots with an LED power range of 10 to 360 watts, something suitable for all applications
Also on display will be IGAR, our variable beam angle, colour temperature and power in ground up lighters with massive gimble movement for the true lighting designer wanting to get exact parameters for their design
Orbital Sound C41
Orbital Sound return to the ABTT Theatre Show this year on stand C41.
Featured on the stand this year is the Nemesis range of audio tools for use in theatre, AV, live music and more.
Key featured product is the new ACS-1 Auto switch over unit that enables automatic switchover of the Nemesis range of Dante and MADI switches. A typical use for this unit is in computer playback systems enabling a dual redundant computer playback system to automatically switch to the Back- Up system should the Primary playback system fail.
Come and join the team from Orbital and enjoy a drink on us at our lounge bar!
Peter Evans Studios - B21
Peter Evans Studios was founded in 1960 by the present Managing Director’s father. He had worked in the London theatre painting scenery for many years and wanted to move from producing scenery in 2 to 3 dimensions. It was better lighting and change in taste that made this more suitable. From the very earliest days of the company we have always carved original pieces in polystyrene, sculpted in clay and plasticine and made the final products in GRP laminating (Fibre Glass), vac formed plastic and use wood and plywood for pattern making.
We show our standard products which are made in a variety of different materials to suit different applications. All our products require painting.
0.5mm PVC is used for lots of Film, TV and Theatre scenery. Vacuum formed. It can be surprisingly durable and if looked after some pieces lasting for many years. This is fire retardant. The bulk of our orders are made in this material. Available in grey and clear or at an extra cost in white, black, green and translucent.
1mm PVC is only available in full sheets approximately 2.4 x 1.2m. Vacuum formed. It is thicker and more durable for deeper objects where the thinner plastic is too flimsy. This is fire retardant. Available in clear or white.
1.5mm FR ABS is suitable for Theme Parks, Museums and for Theatre scenery that has got to tour. This is fire retardant and tough. Vacuum formed. Available in white and black.
PETG is fire retardant to Class1 or German B1. 2mm/3mm are the most commonly formed
although we can form up to 6mm particularly suitable for hemispheres. These materials are more expensive and are suitable for more specialised applications. Please discuss if you have any suitable project.
Plaster, Hessian backed. We use a mixture of high street plasters and it is mainly used for rock faces, brick work and stone walls in Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants. It is in the highest category of fire retardancy. It is also used by some traditionalists who like to use it for film scenery. Normally white.
GRP (Glass reinforced plastic also known as Fibre Glass). This is a mixture of glass matt and polyester resin. This is the toughest and most durable material that we use and it is suitable for most of the things we make including outside use except anything that needs to be clear. Our range includes Columns, Urns, Walls and Balusters. Normally white although it can be coloured to suit.
Rotationally Moulded Polythene is used for Statues, Urns and some Columns and Pedestals that we import from Italy. It is tough and durable but not the most fire retardant but modestly priced and comes in white.
Our Shortwood Carvings are made from Injection Moulded FR ABS, off white in colour. It is a very fine decoration and can be used in almost every situation and can be bent with the application of heat. The Shortwood carvings business has been running since the 1950’s and purchased by us in 2007. The range has been revived and enlarged. A new catalogue is available.
Peter Evans Studios Ltd 12-14 Tavistock Street Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 1NE
Tel: +44(0)1582 725730 www.peterevansstudios.co.uk
All orders to: email@example.com
Philips - A11
Philips Entertainment lighting is a leading provider of professional entertainment luminaires, controls and dimming for theater, television, events and concert touring. Our innovative products can be found on everything from the biggest global spectaculars to the smallest of school stages. At Philips Entertainment Lighting we are dedicated to delivering end-user-driven products and solutions. From lighting fixtures to control and intelligent distributed networks, our thorough understanding of our customers’ needs inspire our every product. Our brands, Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Selecon and Philips Strand Lighting deliver power products that serve to enhance, yet never upstage, the creative vision.
Stop by the Philips Entertainment Lighting stand (A11) to experience our latest innovations.
Production Resource Group - C22
Production Resource Group are a solution-based supplier of lighting, video and rigging technology to the live events industry.
As a leading provider of technology products to West End, Broadway and touring theatrical productions, PRG are proud to have supported numerous spectacular shows, including Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Cats, Thriller, Mamma Mia, Memphis and Beautiful. Smaller scale projects are also very close to the heart of PRG, we regularly supply event technology to theatrical venues across the country.
As well as holding an extensive stock of products from the major brands, PRG design and manufacture industry leading products such as the Bad Boy and Best Boy family of moving lights, the Mbox media server and the Vx76 range of lighting control consoles. Our proprietary products have been developed following discussions with event professionals, including key lighting designers, who specified which features were most necessary to them, but were absent from other products on the market.
Theatre is a core market for PRG in the UK, but we are equally as involved with the concert touring, corporate and television sectors; as such, our intrepid team of product specialists can offer support from a variety of different viewpoints.
We are on stand C22 at this year’s ABTT exhibition, stop by for a chat and to get an intimate look at our proprietary products.
Push The Button - B25
PTB’s mission is to bring an intelligent and sympathetic approach to its clients’ projects. Backed by an experienced team, we offer an expert approach to the demands of entertainment installation projects.
We will be on stand B25 and look forward to seeing you at the show.
Website – www.ptb.co.uk
Twitter – @pushthebuttonuk
Telephone – 0117 370 2626
Race Furniture - D53
Since its formation by iconic British designer Ernest Race, Race Furniture has been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of seating for public spaces. We specialise in theatre, auditorium, lecture hall, conference and public waiting area seating, and our expertly crafted products are to be found in prestigious buildings across the world.
We have over 70 years’ experience creating projects of distinction in partnership with many of the world’s leading architects and designers. Our portfolio encompasses standard, customised and bespoke products, and we provide a complete technical and creative service tailored to ensure the perfect solution.
Our clients include:
The Royal Opera House London The Copenhagen Opera House The Barbican Centre London The National Theatre London The Scottish Conference Centre Gatwick Airport England Newark Airport USA
Race Furniture will be showcasing their unique folding theatre chair that has been used extensively in the recently refurbished Dorfman Theatre at London’s National Theatre and a modified version at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Through a detailed design and development programme Race has engineered a comfortable and supportive pair of chairs that fold down smoothly and efficiently in a robust steel box that can be used as stage flooring.
Seventy of these boxes make up the stalls seating area at the NT and within a 15-minute period these boxes can be fixed in an upright position or conversely can be folded from their upright position in order to create a complete flat stage floor. An example of a functioning two seat box can be seen and demonstrated on Race’s stand.
Race will also be showing a variety of seat heights of its ever popular Stanway high density stacking and linking chair with seat heights at 450, 600 & 750mm. With the use of the Stanway mobile trolley a total of 30 chairs can be stacked. Numerous projects have found that the Stanway chair satisfactorily combines seating comfort and support with a high number of stacked chairs.
Continuing with the theme of presenting innovative products visitors can also try out the Race Chavenage ‘compact’ chair that has been specifically designed for exceptionally tight spaces. Through a clever shaping of the laser cut leg frame and a uniquely profiled and supportive back rest Race have been able to produce a chair that is both comfortable and extremely space efficient. Come and take a seat and enjoy the comfort and support of this unique compact chair.
Race Furniture Limited Bourton Industrial Park Bourton-on-the-Water Gloucestershire
Tel: 01451 821446
RB Health & Safety - A70
RB health and safety Solutions Ltd are specialists within the theatre and production industry. Our expert consultants and trainers are qualified to a high standard and all have the experience to understand the unique set of demands which are placed on an organisation working in this environment.
This year as the spotlight has been shone upon the dangers of exposure to excessive or sustained noise, we will be featuring our Noise Risk Assessment service but will of course be on hand to discuss any of our wide range of consultancy and training.
Tel: 0845 257 1489
Riedel Communications - C43
At this year’s ABTT Riedel will be showing their award winning Bolero Wireless Intercom system along with MediorNet, a fibre backbone solution for routing, distributing and processing audio, video, data and comms. Paul Rivens and Erik Miehs look forward to seeing you at our booth.
Robe - A60
Robe Lighting is the world's premier entertainment lighting manufacturer, producing high quality moving and fixed heads and digital lighting products.
We are proud to research, design and manufacturer all fixtures at our global HQ in the Czech Republic, putting us in complete control of the quality assurance process.
Robe has subsidiaries in 9 countries across the globe, making our brand truly international, with Robe UK looking after the British Isles.
Robe is the perfect choice for theatres, TV studios, corporate events and exhibitions as we have worked with the biggest names in the business over the years. We have a very strong line-up of fixtures perfectly suited for the specific demands of the theatre market including our flagship multi-spectral DL7 series that blends 7 colours to allow superb lighting of natural skin tones whilst producing soft pastel shades so essential in the theatre world. Robe fixtures are specified across many of the world’s most famous theatrical venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Bolshoi Theatre as well as many smaller regional theatres across the UK.
Come visit us at Stand A60 where we will be showcasing a range of products from MDG FOG including theONE™, ATMe, theFAN and ICE FOG Compack HP to see how our latest products will be perfect for your next project!
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robearoundtheuk/ @RobeAroundTheUK
Twitter @Robelighting https://twitter.com/Robelighting?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
MDG FOG UK
MDG is proud to be the leading brand of atmospheric effects worldwide, a position we have held for more than three decades. Our fog, haze and low fog generators are known for their quality, reliability, durability and quietness.
MDG generators are used in all areas of the entertainment industry from Broadway to the West End, from Hollywood to Bollywood. We offer a wide range of products to fit all your applications from a discreet mist to an overwhelming fog, indoors or outdoors.
Our generators play a major role in training military personnel and firefighters and are used for specialised testing in aerodynamic, ventilation and other industrial fields.
Our passion has been recognised by the awards bestowed on our products: the ATMOSPHERE haze generator received the TCI Best Lighting Product Award in 1997 and has remained unsurpassed as the industry standard for almost 20 years.
In 2010 we were awarded the LDI Best Debuting Product for the atmospheric generator, theONE™.
Our customers rely on our expertise for advice and solutions regarding their projects. We offer a bespoke service to customise or create new products to suit individual requirements.
Rope Assemblies A22
Rope Assemblies Ltd produce bespoke wire rope assemblies to our client’s exactrequirements. We offer a range of fixings and fittings in Black and Galvanised from stock and our in house manufacturing for assemblies means that 80% of orders placed before noon are despatched the same day. We are also distributors for a range of companies including Doughty, Kong and Crosby
Our experienced Sales team are on hand to discuss technical issues, offer safety advice and ensure all customers receive the best product for the job
Please visit our website: www.ropeassemblies.co.uk or contact the team by telephone on 01777 700714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Duncan - F18
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Rose Bruford College - F24
Rose Bruford College is a leading provider of specialist degree programmes and training courses, covering all aspects of theatre and performance. Many of the graduates of our courses in Performance Sound, Lighting Design, Creative Lighting Control, Theatre Design (set and costume), Scenic Arts (construction, props and painting), Costume Production and Stage Management go on to be leaders in their field. We also run a range of training courses for professionals, and we can find you the graduate to be your next great employee. Come to stand F24 and see how we can develop you and your business.
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - F23
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is an international leader for professional drama, theatre and performance-related courses, offering a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Our BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree is a programme of 11 specialist courses in the creative and production practices of theatre and associated arts. These courses include:
Design for the Stage
Puppetry: Design and Performance Scenic Art
Technical and Production Management Theatre Lighting Design
To find out more about Central’s BA (Hons) Theatre Practice courses including open events, how to apply, fees and funding information visit our website: www.cssd.ac.uk
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Students have the unique opportunity to specialise in one of the above courses, meaning they will study their chosen discipline full-time for three years, enabling them to develop a high level of specialist practice.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - F27
RCS is the only conservatoire in Scotland to offer two undergraduate courses in theatre production; BA Production Technology and Management(pathways in lighting, sound, stage technology and stage management), andBA Production Arts and Design (pathways in props, costume, set construction, scenic art and set/costume design
Located in the heart of Glasgow, the Royal Conservatoire campus consists of a wide variety of relevant facilities, including five professional performance venues.
The New Athenaeum Theatre, is our proscenium arch theatre space which holds an audience of 344. This space is often used as a working production classroom and, in 2008, was installed with the latest Stage Technologies automated flying system, which sits at the centre of our stage technology pathway.
The RCS campus is spread across two buildings, with the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks offering purpose built facilities such as production workshops, a paintshop with accessible frame, a costume and wardrobe department and dedicated design spaces.
To find out more, please visit www.rcs.ac.uk
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - F28
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is based on Cardiff. As the National Conservatoire of Wales and one of the UK’s leading drama schools, we provide specialist vocational training within technical theatre, design and performance.
Collaborations with organisations and visiting practitioners from TV, film, theatre and live events, mean that our students get invaluable experience of real working conditions and vital contacts within the industry.
The College also operates as an arts centre with 300 public performances and events each year, has regular performances in London, plus a month-long residency at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The opportunities for students studying at RWCMD are endless.
Safety Lifting Gear - A73
SafetyLiftinGear.com provide a single source for all your lifting and rigging equipment, height safety and load restraint. our huge range includes manual and powered hoist, Roundslings, Shackles and a wide range of Fall Protection and rope access. All equipment is supplied fully certified. Fantastic savings when you buy online at www.safetyliftingear.com
Salzbrenner media Gmbh - A21
We are one of the leading systems integrators for professional audio, video and media solutions. Our experience in designing, planning and manufacturing, as well as installing and implementing demanding projects, spans more than five decades and has made us a trusted partner for project managers and customers. Our project engineers design custom-built solutions from the planning stage to final implementation. The list of successful projects ranges from theatres, opera houses and concert halls, to high-profile broadcast, sporting and music events, public buildings and OB trucks. With ISO-certified production processes, the team at our German headquarters creates many custom-made solutions and products.
SALZBRENNER media GmbH
Industriegebiet See D-96155 Buttenheim Tel. +49 9545 440-0 Fax +49 9545 440-111 email@example.com
School Theatre Support Group - F30
The ABTT School Theatre Support Group (STSG) is an established network of professional theatre technicians and managers working in UK schools and colleges. We offer a community of support to this specialist field; responsible for many professionally-equipped theatres across the country, as well as training and facilitating the next generation of theatre practitioners.
We are primarily a members-led organisation, focused around our annual weekend conference. Members are also encouraged to share information, ask questions and arrange visits.
Serapid - C21
Today’s high expectations for live performance and presentation creates the demand for modular and multi-purpose venues. Whether for a new or renovated venue; moving scenery, raising platforms, stages, configuring audience seating, transporting equipment via service or truck elevator, all require an elevation and load moving system that combines flexibility, safety, reliability and durability.
Set Exchange - F12
Twitter: @SetExchange Facebook: @setexchange
Freecyce for Theatre and the related industries
Set up in 2011, Set-Exchange.co.uk is a freecycle website for Theatre and the related creative industries.
Our community based project provides an online message board to share and re-home your unwanted set, props, costumes, or anything really. We ask you to save your set from the skip and share it with others. To date posts have included all sorts, from auditoriums worth of seating, full sets, an Ice Cream Van, humble masking flats, lighting equipment and rosta. Anything goes! We promote sustainability, waste reduction, and the sharing of our resources across our industry.
Last year we launched a new sister project to Set-Exchange.co.uk called ThePropsList.co.uk. This new website is aiming to become the first UK wide community based database of all of the props cupboards, costume stores and set warehouses in the country.
Based on the idea of sharing our resources, we want to build an online resource of the contents of every Theatre Company and Venue’s prop stores. From the smallest pub theatre to the biggest flagship companies, and every Commercial Hire Company and Set Builder, we you all to join our project and list your stores with us. You can list props, costumes, set or lighting, and you can chose to charge to hire out your items, or you may just wish to offer to loan or share your items with the wider community for nothing. Like Set-Exchange.co.uk, the new project is free for all to use.
Showcomms - F19
We will be demonstrating an Eartec Ultralite System with up to 6 wireless headsets.
The system on show will be interfaced to a wired intercom system based around Tecpro.
We have aimed the system at Schools, Colleges and Small Theatres on a budget who are looking for their first stage intercom or would like to add some wireless headsets to their existing comms.
As with everything on a budget there maybe some feature on a fully professional system not available on the Eartec and then again you may be surprised at just what you get for the price.
Come along have a look, try it out and perhaps ask me some difficult algorithmic questions about TDMA and DECT6.0 that I may not be able to answer. We offer traditional wired starter intercom systems as well.
Oh, did mention you can operate from 2 to 4 Eartec wireless headsets without a base and it is on 1.9GHz.
Shure UK - C32
The Most Trusted Audio Brand Worldwide
With a history of audio innovation that began in 1925, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. No wonder Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior microphones and audio electronics.
Phone: +44 (0) 1992 703058
Unit 2, The IO Centre
Lea Road, Waltham Abbey
EN9 1AS Essex
Slingco - A10
Slingco design and manufacture the Cablenet™.
Installed anywhere in the world and accommodating any room size or shape, Slingco Virtual Floors® have a peerless reputation.
Cablenet™ tension wire grids can be installed in new builds or fitted retrospectively in schools, theatres and performance venues, replacing traditional bridges and ladders. These ‘Virtual Floors®’ provide a safe and transparent architectural solution for access to stage lights and cast no shadow from lighting positioned above.
Also being shown is the Unibar™ hoist system.
The Unibar™ system allows for the quick and easy controlled raising and lowering of horizontal suspension bars, carrying stage scenery, cloths, speakers and lighting equipment.
SIS Global Seating - C42
For over 25 years, Specialists In Seating (SIS) has provided a wide range of retractable, lecture theatre and auditorium seating. Offering a complete design and planning service, supported by aftersales care, SIS is a leader in the design and production of custom engineered products. It is committed to creating the highest quality seating systems that are tailored to each customer's specific requirements and application, whilst also supporting sustainable credentials. SIS offers a wide product range including retractable seating, fixed seating and fixed tier structures and multipurpose seating. Its latest product, Venu, has been awarded the FIRA Ergonomic Excellence Award for its high quality design and ergonomic considerations. All SIS seating systems are designed, manufactured and installed with attention to detail and commitment to providing the best service possible. SIS is a proud partner of The Figueras International Seating Group.
Tel: +44 (0) 1257 270727
Sound Network - C24
Awaiting catalogue entry
Sound Technology - B41
Awaiting catalogue entry
Stage Jobs Pro / Mandy - F15
See Exhibitor: Mandy
Stage Management Association - F31
Stage Solutions - E13
As our name suggests, we specialise in modular and fixed staging. What may not be obvious is the extent of our work with seating.
Flexible seating tiers are built using decks but we also design and build fixed tiers for theatres, cinemas, schools and colleges.
We also offer a wide-ranging bespoke manufacture service, for film and TV companies, advertising and retail.
In the past year we have completed notable projects at Harrow School, NST City (Nuffield),Towner Gallery Eastbourne, Mansfield College Oxford, Kings College School Wimbledon, Farnborough College, Britannia TV, and many more.
We look forward to seeing you on stand E13
Contact name: Phil Sparkes
Tel: 01273 555441
YouTube: Stage Solutions
Stage Sound Services - C12
Stage Sound Services are thrilled to be returning to ABTT for the fifth consecutive year.
Our experienced Team will be on hand at Stand C12 to offer our Customers guidance and support on existing and forthcoming projects.
It has been a busy and varied twelve months at SSS since our last visit to ABTT with regular West End theatre projects, transfers and tours keeping the Team busy.
What started as a sound company by Phil Hurley over 20 years ago, now combines sound equipment with video hire, technical services for Corporate events and flight case manufacturing and bespoke touring racks.
SSS are regular suppliers of the Royal National Theatre, Royal Opera House and English National Opera.
Recent projects in the West End include Brief Encounter, Chicago, Young Frankenstein, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Witness for the Prosecution, Oslo, Frozen, Mary Stuart and Caroline or Change.
Latest UK tours include The Last Ship, Hairspray, Labour of Love, Fat Friends, Warhorse, Cabaret, Son of a Preacher Man, Strangers on a Train.
International projects include The Blue Man Group, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time, Warhorse, Starlight Express, Labour of Love, People, Place and Things.
Other recent system designs include Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th Anniversary Commission and projection mapping for Chinese New Year in Liverpool.
We look forward to chatting with you at ABTT this year.
Stagetrack/Weldfab - E35
Awaiting catalogue entry
Steeldeck - B10
Steeldeck is exhibiting for the first time with our new colleagues from the former Hall Stage Company under the new company name, Steeldeck Hall Stage Ltd, which commenced trading at the beginning of March.
Much resource has been devoted to ensuring as seamless a transition as possible, honouring Hall Stage’s distinguished history, which stretches back over 100 years.
For most of the Hall Stage products and services ‘business as usual’ is the keynote. http://www.steeldeck-hallstage.com is live for details of the company’s offerings, including of course the ever-popular curtain tracks and winch systems. Surveys, installation, service and maintenance will continue as part of our ongoing business, as does our commitment to our customers and business partners around the world.
In particular we are delighted to confirm the ongoing association with InterAmerica Stage and its SkyDeck tension wire grid product.
Meanwhile Steeldeck Industries Ltd continues its’ core business of providing equipment for performance spaces large and small, whether demountable or permanent.
Our long-standing partner Nivoflex will be showing its range of platforms, including the very successful Airstage platform.
Also showing: samples of the very flexible Mirage range of seating and illustrations of the Apack family of retractables, which can offer (uniquely) curved, trapezoidal, floating and parabolic rise solutions.
The signature product is of course the Steeldeck modular staging system, unequalled since 1985.
Versatile, quick and easy-to-use, durable and very strong; standard units can create flat or raked stages, seating risers and press risers, follow spot platforms or rolling wagons, all very simply. Special shapes can be custom fabricated very accurately for such uses as pit fillers, stage extensions or theatre balcony structures.
Available for Sale or Rental with a full range of accessories.
A large inventory is held in our rental stocks, including a superior line in relocatable seating.
The Steeldeck group of companies has facilities in London, Manchester, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas.
Fulfilment of your design without compromise is our business.
STM Power Transmission - D24
STM Power Transmission Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Industrial Gearboxes, Electric Motors, Braked Motors and Variable Speed Drives. Established in the UK for nearly 30 years, they have a vast experience working across a variety of market sectors. They have worked extensively in the stage industry supplying parts for a number of the associated applications.
For further information visit the stand, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01606 557 200.
TAIT Stage Technologies - Stand C10
TFG Stage Technology - A23
Theatreshire Books - E26
Theatreshire Books returns to the ABTT Theatre Show with a large new collection of antiquarian and secondhand theatre books covering a whole host of topics including; theatre architecture, technology, scene painting, scenography, design and history as well as a mass of theatre prints and ephemera. We will also be bringing copies of our brand new publication “Backstage In the Theatre” being an English translation of J.P.Moynet’s fantastic nineteenth century book about stage machinery and special effects.
Theatre Sound Supplies - F16
Theatre Sound Supplies specialise in all of those fiddly bits you need to fit microphones! We're the only specialised shop aimed specifically at Sound No. 2's. So if you need anything from wig clips to Hellerine, Air Duster to Transpore and all of the bits in the middle, our online store and expert team of advisors are here to help. Why spend days shopping around? We have everything you could ever need all in one place.
Theatrical Guild - F17
Theatron - E41
Theatron is the leading production planning solution in the Nordic countries serving some forty theatres in six countries, and currently expanding into UK.
Theatron manages productions, stages and rehearsal rooms, actors and technical personnel, scheduling of shows and rehearsals as well as working hours and much much more.
The built-in conflict control feature makes sure that the user does not need to double check for duplicates in planned work shifts.
The integrated Intranet solution enables the entire personnel to check their own always up to date schedules and overall theatre schedules and plans from anywhere with any device. Automated SMS/email alarms for late changes in schedules reduces significantly the amount of manual work and makes sure that everyone is informed about the changes in time.
Theatron is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution designed to make the production planning as efficient and easy as possible. You can use Theatron with any device from anywhere.
With Theatron it is possible to manage also events outside the theatres own facilities and make a detailed touring plan for these events, manage the room rentals, visiting shows and so on.
Read more about Theatron, our references and testimonials at www.theatron.eu and visit us at booth E41.
Total Solutions Group - A50
With its five distinct product brands, Total Solutions provides a ‘one stop shop’ for trussing, staging, safety training and temporary roof structures.
* Total Fabrications - specialising in bespoke trussing and stage sets as well as ‘off the shelf’ solutions.
* Slick Trussing – one of the oldest and best known trussing systems around.
* Total Training – providing PLASA accredited rigging and safety training for industry personnel.
* T2 – The award winning safety truss from Total Solutions.
* RSC Lightlock – Innovative dampening control for moving lights.
We will be exhibiting at the show on stand A50
Tracking This - D42
Triple E - A32
Triple E was formed in 1984 to supply the entertainment industry with mechanical products to aid the assembly, automation and construction of stage scenery. Throughout the last 32 years the company has innovated and pioneered a range of curtain and scenery tracking systems and custom designed equipment for use in the entertainment industry, which have earned Triple E products a reputation for simple design, rugged construction and ease of installation.
Triple E’s first product was the Loose Pin Hinge, which won the ABTT Product of the Year Award in 1984. The company has since gone on to win four more ABTT awards since then for its systems.
Unitrack, with its unique fabricated steel “I” beam configuration and the dimensionally identical extruded Aluminium Unibeam have now become the industry standard for silent tracking.
In 2015 Triple E became the European distributor of the American ModTruss system, this multi award winning construction product will feature on the TTA stand and Award stage.
There are eight track ranges manufactured by Triple E Ltd. These are UNITRACK, UNIBEAM, CHAINBEAM, CHAINTRACK, ERAIL, UNICYC, CHAINRAIL, and 2WAY, each fulfilling a different requirement in the market place. The tracks are complemented by our range of Plug and Play track mounted motors that now include a DMX option. Our systems vary from simple walkalong tracks to the complex motorised Chaintracks used to vary the acoustics in concert halls. We are the first choice for variable acoustic systems in all their applications. By consistently adding to and refining our range of equipment we offer products that offer superior performance and reliability.
Unusual Rigging - D22
Unusual is the UK's most experienced provider of rigging and stage engineering solutions, with the capacity to support concurrent major international projects and smaller regional projects with equal dedication. Unusual also offers a wide range of services, including maintenance and inspection for all permanently installed equipment, whether purchased from Unusual Rigging or not.
Come and see us on Stand D22 and find out more about this and the huge range of products we offer for sale and for hire, as well as our consultancy and design, project management and installation & fabrication services.
T: +44 (0)1604 830083
Varia - F11
Vectorworks - F14
Waagner Biro - B20
Awaiting catalogue entry
Water Sculptures - A51
Since 1972 Water Sculptures have been supplying and installing all types of water features and effects for stage productions, festivals, exhibitions and high profile events – in fact any project which warrants that extra watery 'wow’ factor - . This work has taken them as far afield as Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Australia, USA, South Africa, Canada and much of mainland Europe. Our reputation is second to none and we are famous for fulfilling, and often exceeding, client expectations.
Wenger - A30
Awaiting catalogue entry
White Light - D30
White Light is your partner in creative solutions with technical excellence. A market leader in lighting, sound, and video, we provide hire, sales, installation, and technical service for the entertainment and presentation industries. For more than 45 years, we have been supplying projects of all sizes across the UK, Europe, and Worldwide. We are the exclusive distributor for Core Lighting, Wireless Solution and many more. We look forward to seeing you on stand D30.
20 Merton Industrial Estate Jubilee Way
0208 254 4800
Zero 88 - E23
Zero 88 Series by Eaton meets the needs of the entertainment lighting industry by delivering targeted, reliable products to distinct segments of the marketplace such as theatre, television, rental, education and live performance. Knowing that one product does not fit all, we research each sector and focus on developing creative solutions to meet your unique requirements. Zero 88 has unrivalled experience in the specialists needs of entertainment technology, through the diverse expertise of its staff and the knowledge of our worldwide distribution network
Chilli Pro 12 & 24
Available as dimming, relay and bypass options in 10A or 16A variants with safety options of MCB’s, RCD or RCBOs. With a new wiring chamber for easy installation and a lockable door to stop anyone just pressing the switches. FLX S24 & FLX S48
FLX S consoles are easy to learn and simple to use, delivering all the features you need at an affordable price. FLX S are portable, powerful controllers with a small footprint, with free apps available for wireless monitoring of the lighting rig, and support for a range of networking accessories.
‘RigSync’ is an inventive feature available with the latest version of ZerOS console software - automatically syncronise your console to your lighting rig, without the need to understand DMX or think about patching.
FLX & Wing
Developed to work in a wide range of demanding situations, with specific considerations for live events & hire, touring productions, multi-purpose venues, theatres and educational applications. FLX is adaptable and upgradeable with channel additions and multiple Wing options.
T: 01923 495495
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