The Society of British Theatre Designers

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The SBTD produce a range of publications from our full colour exhibition catalogues, the Blue Pages magazine to a range of digital and printed guides for professional and student theatre designers.


The SBTD’s exhibition catalogues, with colour images, commentary by designers and their biographies, are a unique and lasting record of the profession over a four year period.

The Collaborators and 2D>3D catalogues are available for sale on our catalogues page

Blue Pages

The Society’s quarterly newsletter Blue Pages keeps in touch with members regularly and directly. It covers news, guidance notes and advice on contracts and working practice, as well as details of events, exhibitions and recent publications.

You may read select articles from the Blue Pages in our Blue Pages section, members may also download selected digital back copies.

Information and Guides

A range of useful guides for theatre designers*. Topics include:

  • You and Your Agent
  • Copyright Clauses
  • Credits for the Designer
  • Drawing Sheets
  • Expenses Claimable Against Tax
  • Finding Work
  • Guide to Contracts and Fees
  • Professional Practice
  • Tax, NI and Social Security
  • United Scenic Artists – working in America

A number of these guides are available for members to download in our Guides and Directories section.

*Members only