The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Welcome to the Society of British Theatre Designers.

We are here for our members, friends and those interested in our activities.

The Society was created to benefit you and your profession - to explore and further the role of the designer within the arts today. Your membership can make a difference.

As a professional and social organisation run by designers for the benefit of designers, the SBTD is best placed to support us in our working lives.

The Blue Pages Magazine:

Blue Pages Magazine, no.4/no.1 - 2015/2016 cover

Blue Pages is the Society of British Theatre Designers' quarterly journal. It is sent out to all members (Professional, Graduate, Student, Associates and Retired) as part of their subscription. Containing a diverse range of articles on contemporary performance design practice from innovative practitioners across the disciplines of performing and visual arts, architecture, research and education, this is a must read for all those with an interest in our field.

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Exhibition Partners

We would like to thank our Principal Sponsors for their support during Make/Believe : UK Design for Performance 2011 - 2015 during its residency at Nottingham Trent University and at the Prague Quadrennial 2015.

  • V&A
  • The Linbury Trust
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Backstage Academy

Exhibition Sponsors

  • CTS: Cardiff Theatrical Services
  • Stage Technologies
  • White Light
  • ETC
  • Splinter
  • Promp Side Theatrical Drapery
  • Robe
  • WNO: Welsh National Opera
  • ABTT
  • ASD - Association of Sound Designers
  • Applied Arts - where imagination takes form

SBTD Poster, 2016

SBTD Poster, 2016

Thank you to designer Gary McCann for donating this image for our new posters and flyers.

If you would like us to send you some to display along with some of our postcards, please get in touch.