Technical Theatre Symposium 2018

SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2018
in association with FST Winter School

Monday 5 February 2018
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
12pm – 5pm

Future Proofing

Join us for the Scottish Drama Training Network’s 5th Annual Technical Theatre Symposium where we bring together 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, our symposium will form part of the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s Winter School.


12pm – 12.30pm: Registration

12.30pm – 1pm: CallQ Demonstration with Gail Pallin, Fife College
A show caller training software ‘CallQ’ demonstration 

10 minute introduction and 2 x 10 minute testing sessions. If you would like to join this session please book an additional ticket.

12pm – 1pm: Lunch

1.10pm: Welcome and introductory session: Abigail McMillan, Technical Theatre Skills Officer, Scottish Drama Training Network

1.40pm: Spotlights, sector news and updates from various contributors from education and industry

2.30pm – 3.10pm: Graduate Pathways Panel Discussion

Anthony Alderson, Artistic Director, Pleasance Theatre Trust

Lucy Vaughan, Director, Scottish Drama Training Network
Victoria Rice, Lecturer in Musical and Technical, Theatre Perth UHI
Jeremy Wyatt, Chief Executive, Ayr Gaiety Partnership 

3.10pm: Breakout Discussions:developing strategy to shape future technical skills training to be delivered by FST and SDTN

3.40pm: Breakout session feedback

3.50pm: Event close and evaluation, Abigail McMillan, Scottish Drama Training Network

4pm – 5pm: Networking Drinks

5pm: Ends


Student Offer

Final year HND and Degree students can now attend the Technical Theatre Symposium, SDTN will reimburse attendees £10 to help towards the cost of travel. Simply select a ‘Student Ticket’ on the booking page.

Booking Information

Booking for this event is now live, you can register online here.


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