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External Links

Access Equipment

Aluminium Access Products Tallescope manufacturers [UK]

Associations

Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) [London, UK]

Designers

Bob Crowley interview from The Guardian, 2009
David Gallo Scenic Design [USA]
Es Devlin
John Napier Portfolio website
Leslie Travers Set & Costume Designer [London, International]
Mark Fisher
Mark Thompson (National Theatre) [UK]

Discussion Forums

in 1: the podcast The Lives of Theatrical Designers

Equipment

Ironclad Performance Work Gloves [Los Angeles, CA, USA]
Pockit Utility holsters & accessories for your tools [USA]
Setwear Gloves, belts, bags [CA, USA]

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Executive [UK]
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards [USA]
Online Sign Free Printable Safety Sign Maker
Theatre Safety Blog

Hire

Albemarle Productions Scenery hire for amateur theatre [UK]
Border Studio Scenery & backcloth hire [Scotland, UK]
Palmbrokers Trees, plants & greenery hire [Berkshire, UK]
The Revolving Stage Company Hire [Coventry, UK]

Jobs

Gallowglass Event Crews in UK & Mainland Europe [UK & Europe]
Parents & Carers In Performing Arts [UK]
Mandy.com (formerly StageJobsPro) Theatre and Stage Jobs for UK Professionals [UK]

Makers

3D Custom Foam Sculpted foam, 3D printing [Burnaby, Canada]
Artem Props, Special Effects, Illusions, Set, Practicals, Pyrotechnics [UK]
Big House Events Set & scenic construction [UK]
Creating the Impossible Props, Scenery & Magical Illusions [UK]
Jagprops Props, Costumes and Sets [Leicestershire, UK]
Mr Flag Custom, historical, political flags [UK]
Peter Evans Studios Vacuum Formed Scenery and Prop details [UK]
Piggotts Flags and banners [UK]
Prop Studios Design, Manufacture, Installation of bespoke shop-fits, displays, set-builds. [UK]
Rocket Scenery Theatrical Set Construction [Nottingham, UK]
SCENEgineering Scenic & Technical Solutions for events, stage & screen [UK]
Set-Up Scenery Scenic Construction [Cambridge, UK]
ShowFX / David Mendoza Props, Staging, Effects [CA, USA]
Snow Business Snow Effects [UK]
Snowboy Systems Snow weather effects
Soft Sculpture [Coventry, UK]
Stolz Productions Set Design, Special Effects & Magic Consulting [Ontario, Canada]
The Original Book Works Ltd Faux / Fake Books [Cirencester, UK]
Weld-Fab Stage Engineering Ltd Revolves, Scissor Lifts, Scenic Engineering [UK]

Materials

Frankly Materials Silicones, Resins, Foams for creative uses [UK]
The Wood Database All types of wood

Practitioners

Josef Svoboda

Recycling

Ready, Set, Recycle Props, Set, Equipment [USA]
Scenery Salvage Recycle your scenic waste [UK]
Set Exchange [UK]

Resources

Golden Paints - Virtual Paint Mixer Select colours & mix away
Library of Congress Digital Collections Incredible Collection of Resources
Making White card models
Offscreen Magazine Production Design for TV, Film & Theatre
Scenic Painters Resources

Research

Colour Temperature
Prague Quadrienniel of Performance Design and Space

Scenic Automation

See Automation (Scenic) page

Soft Goods

Acre Jean Drapes [UK]
Cover-It-Up Stage drapes [UK]

Shows

Sustainable Design - Julies Bicycle Live Design

Software

AutoCAD Viewer
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD Free for students & startups
Bluebeam Markup, annotate and share drawings [USA]
CAD 4 Theatre CAD training [UK]
Capture Lighting Visualisation Software [Sweden]
Modelbox CAD drawings of UK venues [London, UK]
TurboCAD range 2D and 3D CAD
Vectorworks
Vivien - Cast Lighting Event Design & Planning Software
WYSIWYG Lighting visualisation
Zacview Visualisation for theatres [Germany]

Suppliers

BJ Hardware Scenic and Ironmongery [London, UK]
Flints Theatrical Chandlers Tools and Supplies [London, UK]
Frameset Modular Scenic Backdrops & Projection Surfaces [UK]
H&H Specialities Drapes, Curtain Tracks [CA. USA]
SLX Lighting, Sound, Scenic Hire and Events [UK]

Unions / Associations

ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Training, Advice, Membership [London, UK]
Actors Equity [American actors and stage managers] [USA]
USITT United States Institute for Theatre Technology [USA]

Video Resources

Backstage at the Royal Opera House - The Opera Machine Full access to 21 cameras backstage for Act III of the Ring Cycle