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Forthcoming Dates

Dates for your diary...

Saturday 28th September: Props Making Workshop

Venue: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Time: Main session 10:00-12:00 and repeating at 14:00-16:00, plus an "advanced" session 14:00-16:00 for those who wish to make a full day of it. (All details TBC.)

Lunch will be provided by STSG.

Following the popularity of the mask-making/thermoplastics workshop at this year's STSG conference, Flints have kindly agreed to provide a full props-making workshop for us. A professional props-maker will lead the workshop, with Flints providing materials. This workshop will be free for STSG members.

More details will follow very soon.

Saturday 15th February 2020: STSG Conference

Venue: Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire.

See news article below for more information.

TBA (March/April 2020): IOSH Working Safely for Theatre

This specially designed 1-day course for Theatre Health and Safety was last provided by STSG in 2017. The formal assessed course includes methods of working safely, defining hazards and risk, identifying common hazards, improving safety performance and protecting the environment.

Details to be arranged.

Health & Safety Offer

We are pleased to offer a professional Health & Safety consultancy service as a new STSG membership benefit.

This service is provided by RB Health & Safety, who are specialists in theatre safety.

The benefit consists of FREE email/telephone advice to STSG members + 10% discount on in-house training and audit services.

Members will receive more information directly.

Conference 2020

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, White Light and AC Entertainment Technologies.

Early-bird booking will be available soon for members.

ABTT Theatre Show

ABTT Theatre Show

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.

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.

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


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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 use 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.