Technical Theatre Symposium 2020 with Traverse Theatre

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2020

in partnership with the Traverse Theatre

Tuesday 28th January 2020

at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

9am – 5pm

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We invite you to join us at our 6th Annual Technical Theatre Symposium where we bring together our Scottish Further and Higher Education Network Institutions and Scottish theatre industry professionals to discuss a range of technical theatre and design topics, including skills training and career pathways. This year we are working in partnership with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and sponsored by the Federation of Scottish Theatre.

The day will begin with five optional CPD workshops, each running twice, in two morning sessions (09:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00). When booking, please ensure you select only one workshop in each time slot. The workshops are practical, so places are limited. These workshops are for Education Teaching Staff and Industry ONLY. Students can book for the afternoon session.

The afternoon session (13:45-17:00) will start with a Sector Update / Spotlight Presentations in Traverse 1 from Vanishing Point Theatre Company, Association of British Theatre Technicians, MKeco Design and Equity. This will be followed by drop-in Meet The Designer surgeries and industry trade stalls you can visit. The day will be rounded off with a networking reception.

Please Note: booking tickets for the morning CPD workshops will not automatically register you for the afternoon symposium. Please select to book this ticket. You are welcome to join us for the afternoon only.


SFX Makeup & Wigs Workshop with Kirsten McCubbin

SFX Makeup & Wigs Workshop with Kirsten McCubbin

Lighting Workshop with Renny Robertson of Traverse Theatre

Lighting Workshop with Renny Robertson of Traverse Theatre

Set Model Making Workshop with Hazel Blue

Set Model Making Workshop with Hazel Blue

Making It Safe Workshop ABTT

Making It Safe Workshop with ABTT CEO Robin Townley

Sound Workshop with Clare Hibberd of RCS and Sound Girls

Sound Workshop with Clare Hibberd of RCS and Sound Girls


Schedule of the day:

09:00                       Registration Opens, in Traverse Café. Hot Drinks & Light Breakfast Available.

09.30-11:00          Session 1 Professional Development Workshops.

    • Lighting with Renny Robertson, chief electrician at Traverse Theatre
    • Sound with Clare Hibberd, Lecturer in Sound at RCS /member of Sound Girls
    • Set Model Making with designer Hazel Blue, sponsored by Federation of Scottish Theatre
    • SFX Makeup & Wigs with artist Kirsten McCubbin
    • Making It Safe with Robin Townley, CEO of ABTT

11:00-11.30            Comfort Break.

11.30am-13:00     Session 2 Professional Development Workshops.

    • Lighting with Renny Robertson, chief electrician at Traverse Theatre
    • Sound with Clare Hibberd, Lecturer in Sound at RCS /member of Sound Girls
    • Set Model Making with designer Hazel Blue, sponsored by Federation of Scottish Theatre
    • SFX Makeup & Wigs with artist Kirsten McCubbin
    • Making It Safe with Robin Townley, CEO of ABTT

13:00-16:00          Venue Tours & Industry Trade Stalls, in Main Building Foyer. Hot Drinks & Light Lunch available to those at morning workshops.

13.30-13.45           Registration Opens, for those joining us for Afternoon Session, in Traverse Café.

13.45-14.30           Sector Up Date with Spotlight Presentations, in Traverse 1.

    • Vanishing Point Theatre Company
    • Association of British Theatre Technicians
    • MKeco Design
    • Equity

14.30-15.45          Meet The Designer Sessions, sign up sheet available at registration

    • Lighting Design with Renny Robertson
    • Set Design with Becky Minto, sponsored by Federation of Scottish Theatre
    • Ecoscenography with Mona Kastell
    • Sound Design

15.45-16:00        Round up of the day. Evaluation.

16:00-17:00       Networking Reception.

In Partnership with Traverse Theatre

Sponsored by Federation of Scottish Theatre

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