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Conference 2019

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.

The event was supported by several industry sponsors.

You can follow the event via our Twitter feed, using the hashtag #STSG2019 .


ABTT Theatre Show

ABTT Theatre Show 2019

Wed 5th & Thu 6th June 2019

We exhibit every year at the ABTT Theatre Show which takes place in June at Alexandra Palace in London.

Registration is free in advance. Existing and prospective members are very welcome.

Membership renewals

Membership renewals are now due for 2019.

Payments can be made either personally or by your school, preferably by BACS/online banking. The STSG's bank details are on the invoice, which can be downloaded from the Members' Portal.

Paypal can also be used, via the Members' Portal.

You can track if your payment has been received by checking on the Members' Portal, which will show your membership status as either 'Pending' or 'Paid'.

Members marked as 'New' do not need to send any payment this year. This will apply only to those who have joined us since September 2018.

We use the annual subs as a way to keep our database up to date, so please make your payment as soon as possible. If you'd prefer to be removed from our database, please let us know so we don't keep sending reminders.

School Members:

We offer a 'School' category of membership, which allows up to 3 members per school. Individuals will still hold membership in the normal way, but only one payment is required.

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ABTT Technical Training


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.

Health & Safety Training


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.

Affiliation with ABTT


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.