Advance Notice of Show Content
Whilst the event is often referred to as simply the ‘ABTT’ and is known to be a well established trade exhibition, the evolution of the event over the past few years has seen its popularity grow with the addition of highly informative value added content.
The exhibition features over 100 companies, including new exhibitors for 2019. The event will include:
- Future trends in design, technology and safety. Symposium presented by Wenger with Guest Speaker Oliver Leigers, BGVC1 Accredited International Safety Inspector. Symposium includes presentations from JR Clancy, HOAC, Black Cat Music, Philips & J&C Joel
- Audio demonstrations from d&b audiotechnik and Sound Technology
- Audio demonstration by HD Pro/L’Acoustics in the refurbished Alexandra Palace Theatre
- Clear-Com presentation looking at networked intercoms on musicals
- Free Vectorworks training sessions
- Zero 88 hands-on introduction and training sessions designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles.
- Free specialist equipment training and tutorials from Tait and ETC
- ABTT Technical standards updates
- HSE – important sessions on Fundamental legal duties for employers
- Tax advice from Tony Lennon from BECTU
- The Climate Emergency Declaration Pack – Presentation from SiPA
- Chris Higgs on the latest standards on LOLER, TC433, ICoPER
- Recruitment Opportunities
- One Night Only – In Loyal Company– performance from David William Bryan at Alexandra Palace Theatre
We are delighted to confirm that we have expertise from the HSE for the duration of the exhibition. Whilst visitors and exhibitors can obtain clarification on matters pertaining to HSE competence throughout the event, there will be two specific sessions in relation to fundamental legal duties of employers.
First Day Session will be on discussing the fundamental legal duties as well as outlining the more well-known aspects, Sections 2 General duties of employers to their employeesand 3 General duties of employers and self-employed to persons other than their employees,it will look to reduce the fog over voluntary organisations/School/Colleges and how they can fulfil their duties under law in a streamlined manner proportionate to their undertaking.
Second Day Session this will complement the first day’s session and look to discuss what to expect when a regulator calls. It will look to enlighten how HSE and the Local Authority work together, though in reality the boots on the ground inspection\investigation is normally by the Local Authority. A brief case example on a topic maybe Work at Height and falling objects weaving into this control of contractors and co-operation between individuals.
The session times will be published in May
Future trends in design, technology and safety
Date: Wednesday 5th June
Venue: ABTT show at Alexander Palace: Palm Court Suite Room 5
Bacon baguettes will be served at 12.30pm, followed by tea, coffee and pastries.
Oliver Leigers – BGVC1 Accredited International Safety Inspector
Tom Stickland – Theatres Advisor,
The Theatres Trust
This afternoon session will include a report in the spending plans of the UK Theatre sector as well as innovative case studies, new developments and trends presented by some of the most respected companies in our industry.
Wenger Corporation | JR Clancy
Black Cat Music & Acoustics
Please register by email to attend this symposium: https://wengercorp.com/londonevent/
Have you ever thought about how many technical job opportunities exist on the Cruise Ships? The answer is A LOT and probably more than there are in the West End. Often equipped with state of the art theatres, many of the cruise ships are presenting top shows to the standard witnessed on Broadway and in the West End.
Last year, Disney Cruise Lines exhibited at the show and they are back this year. They are joined by The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line who are exhibiting for the first time.
Time to think outside the box? Register to visit the ABTT Theatre Show and talk to their recruitment teams, who are looking for UK technicians.
Here are their website links, which give you a flavour of what they do:
3D Creations Ltd
We offer a full scenic design service including stage sets, film set’s and TV sets and prop making services and will manufacture scenery and props in house either from your designs or from designs we provide to you. Offering technical CAD drawings with 3D modelling.
With any production we include a hand book filled with all the information you require. This includes weights, sizes, stage plans, paint codes with all the HSE/COSH certificates.
With a client list that ranges from the BBC and the RSC, to Iron Maiden and the Spice girls, via La Cage aux Folles in New York, Pirates in the Caribbean to the Sea life centres in Amsterdam and the London Dungeons. Our motto is from start to finish we will see a project through from conception to the installation and the opening night.
Tel: 01493 652055
3D Creations Ltd
33 Malthouse Lane
Create winning designs with Vectorworks Spotlight 2019, the industry-leading software for entertainment design. In addition to 2D drafting and 3D modelling, realistic rendering and integrated database worksheets, Spotlight delivers advanced tools for the design and documentation of overhead stage trussing and rigging, lighting designs, easy objects to design events, enhanced stage creation abilities and more. Whether used for lighting, scenic, event, TV, theatre, film or exhibit design, Spotlight empowers designers to create an unmatched entertainment experience.
Vectorworks will be running free user friendly taster training seminars on both days of ABTT on various elements of the software. We will also be talking about Braceworks, a rigging analysis module and Vision which helps you to pre-visualise and cue your show at your fingertips.
We are delighted to announce that The ABTT Theatre Show has finally found an opportunity to present the end product – a show in itself. The Alexandra Palace Theatre is now fully refurbished and is a working theatre. The ABTT Theatre Show will be presenting David William Bryan in his highly acclaimed one man show ‘In Loyal Company’ on Wednesday 5th June. Booking will open in March.
No 4 in the series from Tim Davies.
Based on his original work ‘Diva’, Tim highlights the end result of why our industry does what it does.
It is ultimately all about performance.
Since last year, the Alexandra Palace Theatre has opened after it’s extensive refurbishment. A number of our exhibitors have been involved in this project, which is a showcase for our industry. We are delighted to announce that we will be offering theatre tours and educational sessions in this exciting new space.
New for 2019 – A fresh new layout of the West Hall, incorporating, Associations & Training, Audio, Engineering & Rigging, General Theatre, Lighting & AV exhibitors.
Come and join us for the latest technical products and services, recruitment opportunities, hands on demonstrations, training sessions, networking, technical advice and much more.