Some useful Theatre Design related links:
Associations & Unions
- Association of Lighting Designers
Professional organisation representing lighting designers in all fields. Membership includes leading lighting designers from Britain and many other parts of the world.
The union which represents not only performers, but also designers and directors. The SBTD has close links with this union and professional theatre designers are strongly recommended to seek membership.
- International Lighting Designers Organisation
A Dutch initiative, offering a platform for professionals in the field of theatrical lighting design, including architecture, public space, museums, television, music, interior design etc.
- Organisation Internationale des Scénographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre
The international body which links designers, technicians and theatre architects in its member countries. The SBTD is a member of OISTAT.
- Professional Lighting and Sound Association
The leading trade association within the entertainment technology industry, representing more than 430 companies worldwide, including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service companies.
- The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT)
Professional organisation for all UK theatre technicians.
- The Stage Management Association
- The Costume Society of Great Britain
Has encouraged and supported the study of all aspects of clothing for over thirty years. The web site includes information about the Society, its publications, future plans and a calendar of activities.
- The History of Costume
The celebrated costume reference book by Braun and Schneider on-line.
- The Museum of Costume
The Museum of Costume in Bath, UK. Contains a ‘virtual tour’ and pictures of many items from the collection.
General Theatre Design Links
David Ripley’s site offers low-cost distance learning courses in AutoCAD for Theatre, and contains the ABTT CAD Standards Document.
- Samuel French
The leading publishers of play texts in this country. The website contains detailed lists of their publications, including books on all aspects of theatre, many on stage design and related subjects.
A unique website that goes behind the scenes of British theatre to explore the people and processes behind the productions.
- Rosco international
The Rosco catalogue online, including scene paints, colour filters, gobos, animated effects, fog machines, mirrors, fabrics, ‘designer products’ and much more.
ShowTex invents, manufactures, rents, sells, and installs the most advanced flame retardant theatre curtains, stage masking drapes and curtain motion systems.
Suppliers & Shops
- 4d Modelshop
London shop which stocks an excellent range of tools and materials for making set models. There is a detailed online catalogue and shopping service.
- The Internet Theatre Bookshop
Online purchase of virtually every play currently published in English, often at discount prices, also a good selection of books on technical theatre subjects, many of them rare or out of print.