We are pleased to confirm that our next conference will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 at Ampleforth College near York.
In complete contrast to the brand-new theatre we attended in 2019, Ampleforth's 1910 theatre is possibly the oldest purpose-built school theatre in the country. Ampleforth is located north of York in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, just 25-min drive from Thirsk on the A1 motorway.
The day will feature a busy programme of workshops and seminars with lunch included, running from 9am-5pm. This will be followed by a special dinner at the school, plus overnight accommodation in the school's recently-built conference boarding house.
Confirmed sponsors include Stage Electrics and White Light.
Early-bird booking will be available soon for members.
We exhibit every year at the ABTT Theatre Show which takes place in June at Alexandra Palace in London.
Registration is free in advance. We meet for lunch on both days. Existing and prospective members are very welcome.
40 members met on Saturday 16th February at The Perse School in Cambridge for our tenth annual conference.
The day featured a busy programme of workshops and seminars provided by our industry sponsors and other invited speakers. There were also the usual opportunities to network with other members and the company reps/exhibitors.
You can follow the event via our Twitter feed, using the hashtag #STSG2019 .
ABTT's Bronze, Silver and Gold professional development awards for technicians are available every summer in Coventry and elsewhere in the country at other times.
Please visit the ABTT website for details of the next available courses.
We have used RB Health & Safety Solutions to provide essential Health & Safety courses to members, including a Fire Marshal course (October 2017) and IOSH 'Working Safely for Theatres' (March 2017), as well as helping another member to run 'CDM in the Entertainment Industry' (April 2017).
If you would like to host a training course, or have specific training needs, please contact us.
RB also offers a discount to STSG members for auditing services.
Since June 2014 the STSG is affiliated as a sub-committee of the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), giving us wider recognition as an organisation and also raising awareness of theatre work within schools.
We are continuing to operate independently with our own Constitution and Committee, but we will be adhering to the principles and objectives of the ABTT.
STSG membership is separate to ABTT membership, although joining both organisations is encouraged.