See TDE-lighttech at the ABTT Show 2019

Innovative LED interior mood lighting systems from TDE-lighttech will be on display at the upcoming ABTT Show 2019 on the stand of new UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

TDE-lighttech specialises in the development and production of High Quality innovative modular LED lighting solutions, often based on Tunable White or RGB(W) technology offering 0-100% Smooth Dimming. The tunable white version is based on a special single emitter light engine to provide consistent, true colour as it tunes from 1400K to 6500K where tracking the Black Body Locus.

The unique modular concept allows the light architect incredible freedom in design, with numerous applications including theatre interiors.

The ABTT Show takes place at Alexandra Palace, London on 5th-6th June 2019. TDE-lightech products can be seen on the Sound Technology Ltd stand O1.

For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 and visit


Immersive Audio with TiMax and JBL VTX A8


Outboard and Sound Technology: Immersive Audio with TiMax and JBL VTX A8

Out Board will present an exhilarating sampler of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback, using a multi-channel immersive sound system of JBL’s VTX A8 line array and AE Compact point source loudspeakers.  

There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations including the new mighty HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the groundbreaking new TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer tracking system.  Sound Technology will demonstrate the VTX A8 system including the latest hardware accessory products and updates to the Line Array Calculator and ArrayLink software applications.


See timings for these sessions on the PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Implementing L-Acoustics into the Theatre Sound Environment

Alexandra Palce Theatre. Wednesday 5th June 14:30 (Exhibition registration required to attend this meeting)

A presentation of how L-Acoustics worked alongside integrator, HD Pro Audio, to design and install the Alexandra Palace Theatre Sound System. Including listening demonstration of the KARA front of house sound system and presentation on utilising the P1 Processor in a theatre, on a day to day basis.

Presented by Jeff Woodford – L-Acoustics Application Engineer, Install – United Kingdom, Ireland and Andy Huffer of HD Pro Audio.


Technical Solution Providers – new responsibilities

Thursday 6th June 14.30pm Alexandra Palace Roman Bar (Exhibition registration required to attend this meeting)

As cultural organisations begin to declare a climate emergency, what actions can we as technical solution providers to the live production industry do to support the transition to an economy that is regenerative by design?

During this informal meeting, a number of SiPA advocates will outline the framework of a circular economy, presenting a few examples – based on recent research – that show our industry’s transition to a renewably powered, restorative economic model.

The talk will then be moderated as a debate on what is being achieved, what are the barriers and enablers to driving forward this transition.

Individuals and organisations can join CDE by making a “declaration of emergency” described as “announcing your concerns and acknowledging that these are shared by growing masses of people”. Those in the first wave of declarers include Somerset House, Battersea Arts Centre, writer Jay Griffiths and director Peter Kosminsky.




SMA / ABTT open meeting of the Prompt Desk Working Group 3:30 5th June

Meeting: 15:30 5th June. Alexandra Palace Roman Bar (Exhibition registration required to attend this meeting)

This follows a very positive meeting in April when the ergonomics, DSE compliance, and fitness for purpose of many current prompt desks and prompt corner sites was discussed by a broad group of interested industry partners.

We have received sketches, plans and ideas for improving prompt corner and desk design and layout from SMs concerned about deficiencies in many current desks.

Our consultant and manufacturing colleagues are also excited about the challenge and have been coming up with new ideas and concepts as well.

After discussions on H&S since the April meeting, we will welcome notes and input from health and safety specialists experienced on compliance for DSE equipment and workstations (DSE regulations and recommendations do generally apply to prompt desks).

We are also keen to develop specs. for decent monitors for prompt desks and cueing purposes, proper fully adjustable seating, and standards for flexibility and ergonomic design and calling of shows, plus to learn about products and kit which would be suitable for use with or incorporation into prompt desks.

We would like this meeting to be an opportunity to share ideas, plans, sketches and design thoughts, and to continue to explore ways to develop a design brief for prompt desks in the 21st century, moving our project on to develop specific designs and specs. suitable to be used as guidance for ABTT technical standards and (and SMA guidance and endorsement) for new desks, as well as refits and refurbs in theatres and live event venues– creating a safer, more compliant and comfortable working environment for DSMs and showcallers in the future.  All are welcome.


Please kindly RSVP to if you are able to attend the meeting.

Attle Costumiers to exhibit at ABTT Theatre Show

It’s always good to welcome a new face at the ABTT Theatre Show – especially for the world of costume

Attle Costumiers Ltd

As a company, Attle Costumiers was established in 2009. In 2014 they purchased the entire stock of the costume hire company ‘Wear Wimbledon’, some 50,000 costumes. This included the stock from the ITV drama ‘The Bill’ which they added to their already extensive collection. They have now been in their present premises in the Brooklands area of Weybridge for 2 years having been formally based in Wimbledon. Their hire department is flourishing, having hired to the BBC, Channel 4, Young Vic, National Theatre, The Rose Theatre Kingston and the Bond film ‘Spectre’, amongst many others.

In their workroom Attle Costumiers have made costumes for many productions, including: The Lion King (Disney, Europe and UK); Les Misérables, Dirty Dancing (Europe and UK); Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The King and I (Royal Albert Hall), Saturday Night Fever, Guys and Dolls, Far Pavilions, Grand Hotel, Shrek, Ghost, Batman (arena tour) and Footloose. As well as working with English National Ballet, English National Opera, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Jamie Attle
Managing Director & Costume Designer

As managing director and resident designer of Attle Costumiers, Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience.

Since graduating from Wimbledon School of Art with a degree in Costume Making, Jamie has designed, cut and made costumes for many shows and prestigious organisations.

His costume design credits include: Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2016) Savage (Above the Arts);The Fellowship (The Hen and Chickens Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2015); The Wind in the Willows & Dorothy (Waterloo East); Snow White (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2014); Cinderella (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2013); Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2012); Jack and the Beanstalk (Co-designer, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 2011); La Traviata and The Magic Flute (Diva Opera); The Devil’s Blues, Dancing That Dance, The Front Line and And Finally… (ballet choreography by Daniel Jones, Linbury Theatre); Men in Tights (Granada Television); Dangerous Nights (Jermyn Street Theatre); Dracula (Canizaro Open Air Theatre); Kev and Babe (Tour) and several film shorts.

Award Winning Alexandra Palace Theatre

The Alexandra Theatre redevelopment has just won two awards from The Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA London Award 2019 and RIBA London Conservation Award 2019. Read more on the RIBA website

Free RoboSpot follow spot system training


Robe Lighting is proud to showcase the revolutionary RoboSpot follow spot system at ABTT and is offering training sessions with four systems kindly sponsored by CEG. Sessions will be held at the Robe stand at 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm on Thursday 6th June, will be focused on the set-up and operation of the system.  Book your place early by emailing

The RoboSpot follow spot system allows follow spot operators to remotely control up to 12 fixtures simultaneously without the safety concerns and impracticality of placing personnel at the top of venues such as stadiums, indoor arenas, concert halls, theatres, TV and film sets. Stunning visual displays are now possible with as many as 12 perfectly synchronised fixtures following a performer across the stage.

With the RoboSpot follow spot system it is no longer necessary to send operators into the rafters of venues to operate heavy and cumbersome traditional follow spot fixtures that take up valuable space in the world’s live entertainment venues. Operators can now safely control multiple fixtures such as the BMFL range of products, T1 Profile, T1 Profile FS, DL7S, DL4S, MegaPointe and Pointe from any location within the venue, reducing set-up times and operating costs.

The Robe RoboSpot system features a BaseStation with a large 15.6-inch HD touch screen for the operator to observe the performance from a “first person” viewpoint and a full range of hand controls for operating the fixtures such as pan, tilt, intensity, focus, faders and many others, all of which are fully customisable for the operator’s benefit. The screen receives the live video feed from the RoboSpot MotionCamera or from the fixture-mounted RoboSpot camera and the operator’s commands are instantly transferred to the luminaires via DMX control with no lag for perfect motion tracking across the stage.

Extra controls are available through the touch screen display as well as four programmable jog-wheels with an additional 10 fully configurable buttons for a truly customised user experience. The remote lighting desk still retains control of the internal features of the fixtures such as light intensity and colour. All these features combine to make RoboSpot an innovative follow spot system. For more information on the system prior to the show visit our website at

Could people interested in the training please email to register their interest and there is a max of 16 people per session. People are allowed to walk up but we just need to keep numbers in mind.

Entertainment Automation Training: Intro to iQ powered by Navigator


iQ combines the power of TAIT Navigator with an intuitive interface that simplifies the user experience of operating and programming a show. In this fun and interactive session, you will use a TAIT Polaris console to automate scenery on a virtual stage in our 3D practice theatre. By the end of this session, you will have the confidence to:

  • Jog scenery
  • Move scenery to a specific position or for a specific distance
  • Create time-saving position presets
  • Program a cue

Timings: 2 sessions a day for 90 minutes.

11am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4pm on Wednesday

11am – 12.30pm and 3pm to 4pm on Thursday

Book your place using this link:


Clear-Com present a Collaborative Discovery Experience

You are invited to participate in a collaborative discovery experience!


Wednesday 5th June @ 13:30, The Londesborough Room, Alexandra Palace

Vinnie Macri (Clear-Com) and Jason Crystal (Hamilton), discuss the transition from analog to digital intercom, best practices for implementation, and how to scale intercom systems for large musicals like Hamilton.

Benefits to IP Intercoms

Streamlined cable infrastructure

Simplified system configuration and assignments

Leverage different systems to expand PL intercom network

Large disparate groups of PL can be connected over any distance

Improve workflow and communication clarity



Jason Crystal, Associate Sound Designer-Hamilton will present a real-world case study for this large musical production IP intercom followed by interactive question & answer session.

Register now to attend the ABTT Theatre Show and to take advantage of this important session.



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