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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Easter Update

Advance Notice of Show Content

Whilst the event is often referred to as simply the ‘ABTT’ and is known to be a well established trade exhibition, the evolution of the event over the past few years has seen its popularity grow with the addition of highly informative 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 demonstration from 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
Details will be published May

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