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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...

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...

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’,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

Notebook

Manage the change

The entertainment industry is no different from any other. We are on the cusp of a new era, which arguably will involve more change than any of us ever have, or ever will have experienced. Is this an over dramatisation or over statement? I don’t think so. How we...

The effect of new Immigration policies on the entertainment industry

The effect of new Immigration policies on the entertainment industry introduced by the Conservative Government will be significant to the live entertainment industry and it will take considerable resources and ingenuity to sort out the challenges that lie ahead of us....

90% of all space allocated for the ABTT Theatre Show – the reason why

With 90% of all space allocated for the ABTT Theatre Show next June, it’s worth asking why. In a world where the default means of finding out about something is to Google it, in a world where you go to Amazon to buy anything and in a world where you text people rather...

Review, Reimagine and Rethink

Review, Reimagine and Rethink? That phrase might cause some head scratching and you will need to read on a bit to understand what ‘Re:’ means.  Whether we agree or disagree, whether we like it or not, we are all beginning to realise that we have to take action to...