HSE – Fundamental Legal Duties



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

Performing Arts Design Symposium

Future trends in design, technology and safety

Date: Wednesday 5th June

Time: 12.30pm-6pm

Venue: ABTT show at Alexander Palace: Palm Court Suite Room 5

Bacon baguettes will be served at 12.30pm, followed by tea, coffee and pastries.

Guest Speaker:

Guest speakers:

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.

Companies presenting:

Wenger Corporation | JR Clancy


Black Cat Music & Acoustics

Vari-Lite Strand

J&C Joel


Please register by email to attend this symposium:

Ahoy There!

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 – new scenic exhibitor

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


Great Yarmouth


NR31 0GW

Vectorworks to offer free taster sessions

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.

Vectorworks Website

ABTT Theatre Show to present a full performance


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.

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.
May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool.  Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division.  Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.
We went to see this show at The Vault Festival underneath the arches of Waterloo Station in January. The show runs for one hour and is a classy piece of theatre. Excellent dramatic storytelling on the highest level. The audience gets drawn in and stays transfixed for the duration. It’s very clever. It’s theatrical in the truest sense of what theatre is all about. It’s back to basics with sound and lights as they used to be!
Make a full day of your visit on Wednesday 5th June. Visit the Theatre Show, have your supper in the bar by the Palm Court and then move on to the theatre. As you can see from the reviews, the show is well worth a visit.

ABTT Theatre Show 2019 – The Poster

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.

Booking is now open


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.