Technical Theatre Symposium 2020

The Technical Theatre Symposium 2020 was a roaring success! With a brilliant turn out of delegates – industry professionals, education staff and new partners joining to support. We are so grateful to everyone who came along. Another big thank you to FST and White Light for Sponsorship. Gracious gratitude to Traverse Theatre and staff for hosting us so beautifully. And a massive thank you to all the industry partners who travelled from far and wide to offer Industry Stalls, give Spotlight presentations and host brilliant workshops for delegates.

Until next year! #SDTNtech2021


The Delegates:

Over 90 delegates from across Scotland joined us at the Traverse Theatre. Our delegates were made up of drama and music teaching staff from secondary schools. Technical and  Production Art and Design teaching staff from colleges, and Production Art and Design and Costume teaching staff from higher education institutions. Industry Delegates were made up of freelance Technicians, Production Managers, Technical Managers, Designers and Venues and Theatre Company staff members joined us for the day to network and part in CPD workshops in the morning, Spotlights and Meet the Designer Session and to visit Industry Stalls in the afternoon.


What delegates said about the day:

CPD Sessions:

Lighting Workshop with Renny Robertson.

“Great practical insight!”

“Pitched at exactly the right level”.

Sound with Clare Hibberd from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Sound Girls.

“I could have spent the whole morning in this workshop, but glad to have the opportunity to do two!”

“Very informative!”

SFX Make Up & Wigs with artist Kirstin McCubbin.

“Was a top notch session especial for beginners to SFX make up”.

“Relaxed with a very positive workshop. I have lots of ideas to take back to my work”.

Health and Safety workshop with Robin Townley.

“It was well structured and excellently explained”.

“Very helpful answering questions, and helped my colleague with safe set building in theatre”.

Set Model Making workshop with set and costume designer Hazel Blue.

“More time!! Amazing”.

“Tutor was really friendly and helpful”



“Great way to find out what’s going on in the industry.”

“It was really inspiring! Thank you!”




Photography by Robin Mitchel

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