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.

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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.