Each of the various areas of technical theatre has an association dedicated to supporting practitioners of the craft. Most have student membership rates, and are excellent ways to learn about the craft and to meet like-minded folk.
- ABTT – Association of British Theatre Technicians
- Association of Lighting Designers
- Association of Sound Designers
- PLASA – Professional Lighting and Sound Association (training provider and manufacturers association)
- Stage Management Association
- CITT – Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology
- USITT – United States Institute for Theatre Technology
- VPLT – German Professional Lighting and Sound Association
The TheatreCraft event was launched in 2003 and takes place annually in London in November.
(Please note – the event is not directly linked to us here at Theatrecrafts.com, but we decided to spread the word about this great opportunity to find out more about working in the theatre industry).
There are annual events – check the website for latest information and dates.
It’s free and is open to anyone aged 16-25.
Find out more about the event at http://www.theatrecraft.org
ABTT Theatre Show, London
The ABTT Show usually takes place in June each year, at Alexandra Palace in London
More information: http://www.abtttheatreshow.co.uk
PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association)
Takes place at Olympia in London, in September each year.
Takes place every four years at a different venue each year around the world, focussed on the discipline of lighting design for entertainment.
More information: http://www.showlight.org
More information: https://www.usittshow.com
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