Public nominations Open on 1st October 2016.


Short listing May 2017.


Voting will open June 2017


During PLASA London,

The winners will be announced in 2017.

The Technical Theatre Awards extend our thanks and appreciation to our sponsors and supporters of the TTAs2016. The TTAs 2016 also gratefully acknowledges our online nominator and voter. To our valued volunteers we really appreciate all your time, effort and expertise. To the nominee’s of the TTAs2016 you are all winner’s in our eyes and to the Winner’s of the TTAs2016 a massive congratulations.

We are delighted to Open nominations of the TTAs2017.


Looking forward to another great year!


Who are the Technical Theatre Awards for?

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These unique awards highlight an individual within any role of the industry, who is renowned for their dedication and effort to their discipline and respected amongst the technical theatre community.

  • Makeup & Wigs
  • Venue Sustainability
  • Lighting
  • Production Management
  • Performer Flying
  • Flys & Rigging
  • Stage Management
  • Media Server Programing
  • Scenic Artistry
  • Sound
  • Set Construction
  • Stage Crew
  • Education
  • Props
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Why do these awards exist?

We asked over 4000 voters in 2014 how they found the TTAs.

Word of mouth 63%
Social Media 28%
Online Search 4%
Trade Show 3%
Printed Flyers 2%

The industry really is talking about the TTAs more than us!

The aim of the TTAs is simple; to give credit to dedicated individuals who are often not recognised for their hard work behind the scenes.

To bring our amazingly creative industry closer together, giving everyone working within the technical theatre industry the opportunity to recognise the excellence of their colleagues.

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Nominations for 2016 awards open in March 2016. Anyone working in the industry can register and nominate a colleague. Nominations close 25th May 2016 and the Technical Theatre Awards Panel will draw up a shortlist of candidates per award. Voting opens 22nd June 2016.

As the TTA’s grow and develop every year, we aim to improve the model, to provide the industry with the awards they deserve. We are constantly looking to the industry for guidance and ideas on how we should improve the awards.

Join us this year and sponsor a Technical Theatre Award. You will have the opportunity to present your award, professionally framed, along with your company name and logo. This years exciting central london venue will be announced later in the year but it will enable us to guarantee brand exposure for our sponsors with total control over the ceremony environment.

In addition you will benefit from the vast publicity coverage the TTA’s are increasingly receiving.

We aim to improve the quality of our media output and social media coverage this year thus creating more exposure for our sponsor’s brands.

If you think you could help or would like more information about sponsorship, please email us or download our Sponsorship Information Pack.

In 2013 a group of freelance stage technicians created an innovative set of awards to highlight outstanding achievement and dedication within the technical theatre industry. The ‘Technical Theatre Awards’ were launched as a way of formally recognising the backstage ‘unsung heroes’.

In their opening year, the Technical Theatre Awards were presented by prolific multi award-winning lighting designer Rick Fisher, at a ceremony during PLASA London 2013. Fifteen awards sponsored by companies including Philips Entertainment, PRG, and Triple-E were presented on the Theatres Trust stand in the midst of thousands of exhibitors and visitors.

In 2014 the awards where again presented during PLASA London this time by Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House, Kaspa Holten. The number of awards swelled to Eighteen and we were delighted to have continued sponsorship companies including Triple-E, PRG, Philips Entertainment and welcomed new sponsorship from companies including The Fifth Estate, Rosco, GDS and Pigs Might Fly South. Again we presented on the Theatres Trust stand in the midst of the excitement of the trade show floor.

In 2015 the awards moved their presentation onto the SunBorn Yacht just yards from PLASA London. Keeping the connection to the industry and also creating the glamorous surroundings we felt the Awards deserved. This year was presented by Iain Gillie Managing Director at PW Productions one of the West End’s most prolific theatre producers. We had a fantastic year sharing a stand at PLASA london 2015 with our American partner’s USITT with continued sponsorship from companies including Charcoalblue and welcoming sponsorship from companies including ETC and The Rigging Team to name a few.

In 2016 the Awards will move again this time into the heart of theatre land.

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The Directory is the latest addition to our website and will become core to our community and the awards. The directory is an opportunity for any company, group or organisation in the industry to create a listing.

We will be highlighting our sponsors and supporters profiles which can be updated with their latest information.

The directory is open to everyone and free so it is also a great source of information, you can add your own business or any that you think would be useful to others.

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