ABTT Theatre Show 2016

The ABTT Theatre Show, now in its 39th year, will return to The West Hall of London’s Alexandra Palace on June 22-23 with an exhibition floor space that has increased by 100sqm and is noticeably full.

This year’s exhibition and networking event for suppliers and technicians in the live performance industry is once again presented by The Association of British Theatre Technicians, offering over 100 technical exhibitors, live performance masterclasses, technical discussion forums and training sessions.

The annual Stage Management Association Awards will also take place at 14:30 in The Roman Bar on Wednesday while the ABTT Product Awards will commence at 18:30 in the Londesborough Room. Additionally, the technical managers from Ambassadors Theatre Group will be gathering for their annual meeting at this year’s show.

Seminars are now gathered together into specialist forums where discussion topics will be exhibitor led. Grouping the subject matter makes it advantageous for visitors in that they get the best value out of a one day visit to the show.

The show is also developing the concept of practical demonstration in a ‘pop up’ Studio Theatre called the Petrus Bertschinger Studio, and known as ‘PBS’. The purpose is to enable exhibitors to demonstrate their products and services in a live performance environment, as the capability of demonstrating the end product remains an integral requirement of all exhibitors.

Visitors to the ABTT website and users of the theatre show app, which was introduced last year, can now use the Product Finder to create an agenda for their visit by bookmarking whatever interests them, making it easier for visitors to identify goods and services relevant to their needs.

(Picture: The 2015 ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace. Credit: Sam Shrimpton)