The STSG is solely funded by its members and industry suppliers to whom we are extremely grateful to and regularly offer us support. You can support the STSG and its members in a number of ways

  • By choosing to be a Silver or Gold Sponsor
  • In Kind support such as workshops, training and consultancy.
  • One Off Donations

If your company would like to support the Group (and appear on this page), please contact us for further details.

Below are those companies who have supported the Group recently. Please mention STSG when contacting these companies, but note that we do not necessarily offer any recommendation or endorsement for those featured here.

Sponsor since 2008

AC-ET supplies a huge selection of lighting, audio, rigging and staging products for the theatre and education markets. We offer a large on-the-shelf inventory of products, accessories and consumables at competitive prices, and an in-house custom cable and scroll manufacturing service. Popular theatre brands include Chroma-Q, ETC, JBL, Martin, Robe, Selecon, Sennheiser, Spotlight, Strand, Tascam, Yamaha and Zero 88, to name a few. We also offer a choice of lighting and audio drama kits geared to suit different budgets and venue sizes.

Our sister company, AC Special Projects, provides complete turnkey solutions ranging from system design through to installation.

Sponsor since 2010

WL is the complete production solution specialist operating in a range of markets such as theatre, concert touring, corporate events, broadcast, themed attractions, education and trade.

Since its formation in 1971, the company has forged a reputation for supplying technical solutions including lighting, audio, video and rigging to projects of all sizes across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge, personal service and high technical standards that have earned us the trust of professionals across the entertainment spectrum.

Most recent projects WL worked on include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Aladdin, EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery, ITV Sport Studio for the UEFA Euro 2016, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular and Rugby World Cup 2015.

WL was the first company in the industry to run the apprenticeship scheme and regularly hosts masterclasses and training sessions at its in-house Studio15.

 020 8254 4800

Twitter @WhiteLightLtd Facebook WhiteLightLtd

Our sister company, AC Special Projects, provides complete turnkey solutions ranging from system design through to installation.

Sponsor since 2012

Stage Electrics is a specialist technical integrator, offering product sales, installation, maintenance, testing and inspection services tailored to meet the needs of theatres, arts venues, schools, universities, studios, conference and music venues.

The company offers expertise in audio, lighting, AV and communication systems, rigging, video, curtains, trussing and staging. Our knowledgeable staff offer advice, design and specification, all supported by in-house CAD and engineering workshops.

Stage Electrics regularly works in education across the UK and at the highest levels within professional theatre across the globe.

 03330 142 100

Twitter @stage_electrics Facebook StageElectrics

Sponsor since 2012

Charcoalblue is the most exciting and innovative theatre consultancy in the UK. Founded in 2004, we have swiftly grown and are now the theatre consultants of choice for many of Britain’s leading architects and theatre companies. Our unique collaborative approach and relentless attention to detail has won us awards, enthusiastic reviews from the theatrical and architectural press and, most importantly, praise from our theatres’ performers, technicians and audiences.

Sponsor since 2014

Illuminate Design specialise in installing and maintaining all types of technical production systems including lighting, sound, AV, staging and rigging. We pride ourselves on a one-to-one service, ensuring we listen to our client’s needs to design a system or programme of works to best suit the project.

Coming from a theatre background we fully understand the requirements of running a venue or putting on a show, so are used to working hand in hand with our clients to deliver a reliable, cost effective service.

Operating from our office in Essex, our network of technicians can provide advice and support throughout the UK. We are accredited by SafeContractor and carry all relevant insurances to be able to work on projects of all sizes from a small local primary to a large city academy.

Please get in touch to find out how we could help you.

Sponsor since 2017

If you need a Dry Hire service or Product Sales, Encore can help.

Our experienced Dry Hire and Product Sales experts can help you create the perfect lighting, sound, video and staging solution for your school’s performance and educational needs. With our extensive inventory and complete hire service, we’re well-placed to meet all your requirements. Also, when you buy from Encore, you will receive big dealership backup along with the support of our expert team on a wide range of products. Furthermore, our teams use the equipment we sell, so you can be sure our recommendations are based upon what’s best for the job.

Encore’s friendly, expert team always go the extra mile for our customers. With decades of industry experience, they have the expertise to share information and advice to help you source the right items to meet your objectives.

 01664 821 111

Sponsor since 2017

RB Health and Safety Solutions are specialists in theatre safety. The company was established in 2003 and have been offering specialist training and consultancy services to theatres and schools ever since. We offer full health and safety packages to ensure that your staff, pupils and technicians are safe whilst at your venues. Most school venues will ask us to undertake an annual audit to ensure that they are compliant.

We have been supporters of the School Theatre Support Group for many years and as “Gold Sponsors” we are pleased to continue to offer STSG member schools a 10% discount on H&S; Audits and Training Courses as well as free email advice.

 01424 377200

Sponsor since 2019

Theatreplan is a UK theatre consultancy, with over 30 years’ experience delivering pioneering theatre design and technical theatre consultancy, across the world. We work with leading architects to create brand new spaces for performance, can advise on refurbishments of historic theatres, and provide solutions for complex upgrade projects.

Our depth of expertise, and the creativity we bring to every project, means we are the go-to theatre consultants for many of the world’s leading performance venues. Our consultants gained their experience working at senior levels in the UK’s major theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and the Royal Opera House. We truly understand what theatre practitioners think and feel, and what they need to make their performances thrill, excite and move audiences.

Our award-winning work includes beautiful, bespoke theatres at many schools and universities in the UK. If we can help you realise your vision for your school theatre, we’d be thrilled to hear from you.

 020 7841 0440

Sponsor since 2022

Creative Spark are specialists in technical services, supporting events, venues, theatres, schools and more. Based in Horsham, Creative Spark is owned and run by husband and wife team Dan and Claire Terry. With over 20 years experience in the theatre and events industry, they met on a theatre show in 2012 and in 2015 decided to combine their skills and started Creative Spark. The company ethos is to provide a service that we would expect to receive, with the aim to build long lasting relationships with all our clients. We pride ourselves on offering a personal service, that comes hand in hand with great advice, recommendations and support.

 01342 457220

Sponsor since 2022

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