Technical Theatre Awards http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:36:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Robe http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/robe/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/robe/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:30 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1997 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Robe are sponsoring The “Robe” Hire Company Team of the Year Award. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Robe lighting is based in the Czech Republic and manufactures innovative, high quality moving lights and digital lighting products for the professional entertainment & leisure, architectural and themed environment industries.

Central to the company philosophy is the practise of working as closely with our business partners and end users as possible, listening to their needs, thoughts and wishes and understanding their markets. Knowing our business is based on numerous individuals and we endeavour to meet as many of them face-to-face as possible. Building the “Robe Family” means that all comments and feedback are welcome.

The Robe brand is currently still experiencing growth in all sectors, and our products can be found on stages, in concert halls and TV studios and illuminating buildings and other structures worldwide.

Over 330 employees work at Robe’s primary 20,000 square metre facility in Valašské Meziříčí, and the products are exported via a worldwide distributor network to over 90 countries across all continents.

http://www.robe.cz

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PLASA London http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/plasalondon/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/plasalondon/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:38:03 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1984 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that PLASA London are supporting the Technical Theatre Awards again this year. Thanks to PLASA London the TTAs team will be on stand T42 for the whole of PLASA London 2014 ExCel London.

Since its debut in 1977, PLASA London has become the world’s premier platform for pro audio, lighting, effects, rigging and stage technologies.

London is the world’s leading financial centre, the largest city in the European Union, and the most visited city on the planet. It is home to the world’s greatest theatre district and has more entertainment venues than any other capital city. From small theatres, independent music venues, festivals and stadia, to corporate and commercial installations, PLASA London is the perfect place to check out cutting edge, contemporary entertainment technology.

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d&b audiotechnik http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/dbaudiotechnik/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/dbaudiotechnik/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:20:30 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1939 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that d&b audiotechnik are sponsoring The “d&b audiotechnik” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

d&b audiotechnik operates internationally in the field of electroacoustics as a manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and electronics for high quality speech and music reproduction or sound reinforcement in public places. d&b is regarded as one of the leading companies in this market as a result of the use of technological developments, system integration principles, quality of construction and standard of service. d&b loudspeakers are used globally in rental and installation markets for events, multimedia, musicals, concert halls, theatres, opera houses, broadcast and everything from the smallest conference room to the largest stadium.

d&b audiotechnik also has a busy education programme of seminars and product workshops, held in different locations around the globe, many of which are free to attend. Click here for more information

http://www.dbaudio.com

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Voting for the 2014 TTAs is now OPEN http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/2014-voting-open/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/2014-voting-open/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:15:11 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1804 The Technical Theatre Awards are pleased to announce that voting for the 2014 awards is now OPEN.

View all 63 nominees across the 18 awards by Clicking Here.

or head straight to voting Click Here

This year, sponsors include:

Hawthorn, Opera Holland Park, Pearce Hire, Phillips, Pigs Might Fly South, PRG, Rigging Team, Rosco, Stage Sound Services, Total Solutions Group, Training for Design, Triple E

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Stage Sound Services http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/stagesoundservices/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/stagesoundservices/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 10:22:48 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1594 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Stage Sound Services are sponsoring The “Stage Sound Services” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media Programming To learn more about this award Click Here

Stage Sound Services has been trading for over 2 decades with Phil Hurley at the helm.

The company currently employs 24 full time members of staff as well as an ever growing team of freelancers from all corners of the industry.

Since its inception as a small Cardiff based hire company, Stage Sound Services has grown into a thriving sound and video hire/production company, providing equipment and technical specialists across the UK and abroad, with several high profile shows in London’s West End and Equipment hire to shows shipping all over the world.

In recent years, in partnership with our associated company Stage Lighting Services we have broadened our profile to provide services to the Events and Production industries as well as TV and Film. We are the largest independent supplier of Sound, Video, Lighting, Staging and Set in Wales and provide a complete one stop shop for our Customers.

http://www.stagesoundservices.co.uk

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Proud Sponsors of West End Eurovision 2014 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/wee2014/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/wee2014/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 11:49:33 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1575 On Thursday evening, the TTA team put down their tool belts, ditched their t-shirts and arrived looking unusually glam for this years West End Eurovision in support of The Make A Difference (MAD) Trust. Proudly sponsoring the 2014 ‘Ident’ award the Technical Theatre Awards were treated to dazzling performances and an array of light hearted moments never to be forgotten! Raising over £66,000 for charity the evening was once again a huge success!

With fierce competition this year, 9 casts from some of the biggest shows in the West End battled out it for the 2014 winners trophy. Celebrity judges Graham Norton, Rylan Clarke, Caroline Quentin and Lesley Joseph had a difficult job on their hands with such high levels of entries, at times even creating unexpected outbursts of their own, adding to the light hearted humour of the evening.

As the performers waited anxiously for the votes to come in, it was time for Ian and Olivia to step-up on stage and announce the winners of this years ‘Ident’ Award. We all had our favourites back at TTA headquarters, however big congratulations goes to the Book of Mormon team, who were well deserved winners with their comical Ident and performance bringing much laughter to the event!

The whole of the TTA team were honoured to be sponsors of such an amazing event which raises money to care and support those with HIV and AID’s. Along with everyone else involved we hope to see West End Eurovision back once again next year after seven consecutive years!

View all the Ident videos online here

http://www.madtrust.org.uk

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Pigs Might Fly South http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/pigsmightfly/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/pigsmightfly/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 14:17:09 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1524 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Pigs Might Fly South are sponsoring The “Pigs Might Fly South” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup & Wigs To learn more about this award Click Here

Pigs Might Fly theatrical blood is an ultra-realistic, fully washable, non-staining running blood, developed by multi-award winning special effects make-up artist, Nick Dudman. With over thirty years experience in the industry Nick has worked as designer / supervisor on a huge range of successful motion pictures, including the entire Harry Potter series.

Nick found that in the course of his work he would regularly be asked by Special Effects teams to provide them with realistic fake blood. Nick needed a blood which would satisfy his exacting requirements so, as a keen meddler with lotions and potions and with numerous make-up effects jobs coming his way, he made up his own supplies for his work and it wasn’t long before other make-up artists were asking him to supply them also. The washability of this “blood” was the key to it’s success – other bloods on the market were notorious for staining, a costly problem on costumes, wigs and unprotected skin.

Nick’s ‘blood’ has so long been the popular choice of wardrobe, wig and props teams, due to the ease of washing it away from floors, furnishings and fabrics. The blood has also been used extensively by TV make-up artists, for both crime thrillers and hospital dramas.

http://www.pigsmightfly.co.uk

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TTAs Launch Video 2014 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/launch-video-2014/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/launch-video-2014/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 16:18:57 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1510 The Technical Theatre Awards are ready to go again this year with nominations under way and voting opening in just 3 weeks we have just uploaded our TTAs 2014 Launch Video and published a new Press Release Clicking Here to read now or watch the video below.

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Hawthorn http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/hawthorn/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/hawthorn/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 08:34:12 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1455 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Hawthorn are sponsoring The “Hawthorn” Receiving Venue Team of the Year Award this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Hawthorns are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of technical production equipment to theatres, conferences, weddings, concerts and events.

Hawthorn Theatrical was formed in 1987 by Martin Hawthorn who believed that there was a gap in the market for a good quality hire company, staffed by knowledgeable people to support theatres, dramatic groups, schools and colleges.

From Martin’s garage to our 110,000 square foot warehouse, this is still our ethos today, although we now hire, design and install for the biggest in the business, we still remain true to our roots. We are here to service the customer and are still open 7 days a week for back up for each and every customer.

http://www.hawthorns.uk.com

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Pearce Hire http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/pearce-hire/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/pearce-hire/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 14:31:16 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1449 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Pearce Hire are sponsoring The “Pearce Hire” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Pearce Hire are one of the UK’s leading specialists in providing lighting, audio, rigging and power distribution services to outdoor, corporate and special events as well as concert and touring. We offer a complete range of solutions to suit your needs.

Established over twenty years ago Pearce Hire has expanded from a one man operation to a business that is large enough to meet all of our client’s expectations but still maintain a personal and hands on approach. Thanks to years of practical experience we offer a highly professional and flexible service geared towards our clients needs. We are renowned for our attention to detail and ‘can do’ attitude throughout all sectors of the industry, this reputation is maintained thanks to meticulous selection of both equipment and staff, coupled with high levels of equipment maintenance and presentation.

We are specialists in Lighting Hire, Sound Hire, Event Power, Rigging Hire, Staging Hire & Drapes Hire. We are based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire but we operate nationwide and internationally.

http://www.pearcehire.co.uk

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Rosco http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/rosco/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/rosco/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:10:35 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1417 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Rosco are sponsoring The “Rosco” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Rosco, founded in 1910, is still best known for the products it originally manufactured: filters for entertainment lighting.

The company now offers products in more than a dozen categories. These include gobos (or patterns), correction filters for film lighting, fog and haze machines, dance floors, scenic paint and backdrops for theatre and film/video.

Rosco also has innovated a number of lighting equipment products, including rotators, projectors, intelligent mirrors and LitePad, a remarkable LED-based fixture.

The company has been honored with four awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the “Oscars”). The awards were for Rosco’s Cinegel range of lighting filters and the CalColor range of lighting filters. Other awards were won for the company’s backdrops and fog machines.

Rosco’s headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, with other US facilities near Austin, Texas and Hollywood, California. A truly multi-national company, Rosco maintains fully staffed businesses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, and Spain.

https://www.rosco.com

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Training for Design http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/training-for-design/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/training-for-design/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:52:30 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1407 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Training for Design are sponsoring The “Training for Design” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Through Vectorworks Training we have enormous expertise in Vectorworks software. We know the whole Vectorworks product suite in detail and as qualified designers ourselves we’re in the ideal position to assist you – whatever your situation:

  • We will take time to understand your situation and your design process
  • We can show you in person or online what Vectorworks can do and how easily the desired results can be achieved
  • We can propose a cost-effective combination of software and quality training to get you up and running – FAST
  • We will be there to help you once your training is finished with email and phone support
  • We can advise in the years to come when it is right to upgrade or how to get more from your existing Vectorworks investment

In addition we can also advise on and supply complementary products (software and hardware) to enhance your solution.

We have years of experience with Vectorworks. The training team is headed by Tamsin Slatter – read Tamsin’s story here “My Vectorworks Journey” and find out about our team at Training for Design.

Take a look at the new Vectorworks 2013 version will make your work faster and easier. Take your designs to the next level with new tools and capabilities that enhance the 3D environment, improve the BIM workflow, offer more text options, improve usability, simplify DXF/DWG exchanges, and give you more features, content, control, and flexibility than ever.

http://www.vectorworks-training.co.uk

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Global Design Solutions http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/gds/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/gds/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:14:06 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1395 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Global Design Solutions are sponsoring The “GDS” Award for Venue Sustainability this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

GDS is an award winning UK manufacturer that was established is 2004 with an international distribution network in over 42 countries. The company has its manufacturing facility in Bristol UK where it produces all of its six different product ranges. The diverse range of technology based products include ARC System, an advanced wireless and wired LED Auditorium House Lighting system. SMConsole range which includes stage managers desks and consoles. CueSystem incorporating unique TCPIP programmable Ethernet based cue light systems. Mobal Tester, the original and award winning automated Socapex tester. The multi award winning BlueSystem utilising BlueBeam and BlueDome, the worlds original and leading backstage LED working light system for any venue and finally our special projects team that deliver bespoke versions of our standard products.

http://www.gds.uk.com

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The “GDS” Award for Venue Sustainability http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/sustainability/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/sustainability/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:38 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/newwebsite/?p=273 This is an industry specialist award to highlight the sustainability of a particular theatrical or events venue or company. Nominees should demonstrate an awareness of the ecological and environmental issues that a running venue contributes towards. Venues should be recognised for championing and maintaining alterations to the building or working methods used in order to create a more ecologically efficient place of work.

Nominees will be shortlisted and a winner chosen by leading industry specialists, :Entertaining Sustainability, thanks to GDS who are sponsoring this award for 2014. This award will be honoured to a company or venue for being recognised as contributing to a ‘greener’ working theatrical environment without compromising the quality and standard of the shows/events produced.

We are pleased to announce that this award has been sponsored by Global Design Solutions for more information Click Here

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Total Solutions http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/total-solutions/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/total-solutions/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:23:51 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1387 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Total Solutions Group are sponsoring The “Total Solutions Group” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Building & Set Construction this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

With its five distinct product brands, Total Solutions provides a ‘one stop shop’ for trussing, staging, safety training and temporary roof structures.

  • Total Fabrications – specialising in bespoke trussing and stage sets as well as ‘off the shelf’ solutions.
  • Slick Trussing – one of the oldest and best known trussing systems around.
  • Total Training – providing PLASA accredited rigging and safety training for industry personnel.
  • T2 – The award winning safety truss from Total Solutions.
  • New Wave – Innovative and decorative carbon fibre trussing from Total Structures, our US sister company.

Central control by our highly experienced management and production teams means one single point of contact for clients, regardless of requirements.

http://www.trussing.com

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Rigging Team http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/rigging-team/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/rigging-team/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:07:02 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1380 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Rigging Team are sponsoring The “Rigging Team” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Providing specialist rigging, automation and performer flying services to all areas of the entertainment industry, Rigging Team are the friendly experts in providing creative solutions to all your rigging and automation needs.

Specialising in the theatre, TV and events sectors we are used to the subtle differences in how each functions and tailor our service to match whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety.

With our unique blend of problem solving skill and a keen eye for detail, Rigging Team are regularly called upon to work on a wide range installation projects. In-house design and fabrication facilities allow us to create bespoke solutions at short notice, complete with all necessary paperwork and structural reports. Additionally our highly skilled test and inspection engineers are on hand to help our clients fulfil their obligations under LOLER, whether it be inspection of a single shackle or a complete theatre grid/ fly system.
Whether full-time or freelance our team are some of the very best in the industry; with many years of experience and a broad skill base we really do have strength in depth. Our attitude is both professional and friendly; ever helpful and with a ‘can do’ attitude we are always prepared to go that extra mile to ensure your show is a success.

http://www.riggingteam.com

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PLASA Focus http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/plasa-focus-2013/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/plasa-focus-2013/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:42:05 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1358 This April the TTA Team will be packing their bags and heading to Leeds for PLASA Focus 2014. We look forward to visiting all our Sponsors and propping-up the Bar. So if you see a member of the team, be sure to come on over and say Hi!

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The “Philips Entertainment” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/lighting/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/lighting/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:58 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/newwebsite/?p=210 This award is to highlight an individual working within any role of the Lighting Department. Nominees might be considered because of their exceptional efforts whilst working on a particular show or event, or because the high standard of their overall ability has been recognised over a period of time.

We are pleased to announce that this award has been sponsored by Philips Entertainment for more information Click Here

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Philips Entertainment http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/philips-entertainment/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/philips-entertainment/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:51 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1050 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that Philips Entertainment are sponsoring The “Philips Entertainment” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognised expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solution: “We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 121 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. We aim to further strengthen our position in the digital market through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on our broad portfolio, distribution and brand in conventional lighting. The lighting experiences you create have the power to captivate audiences and turn a performance into something magical. To bring out the best in your talents, you need fixtures that maximise your scene-setting capabilities and recreate them perfectly.”

Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires, electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following businesses: Light Sources & Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds.

http://www.lighting.philips.com

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The Production Resource Group http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/prg/ http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/prg/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:38 +0000 http://www.technicaltheatreawards.com/?p=1114 The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that PRG are sponsoring The “PRG” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Management this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here

PRG serves a range of markets, including concert touring, corporate events, trade shows, special events, theatre, television and film. Our company is uniquely qualified to provide the resources and services customers need at any and all sites, efficiently and cost effectively. Our staff offers years of experience serving the specialised needs of each of our markets. For a given market, we can provide a single discipline, such as lighting, audio or video, or we can bundle disciplines for an integrated solution that meets the needs of the entire project.

The world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology, PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 40 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Previously PRG have sponsored The “PRG” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education in 2013.

http://www.prg.com

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