The ABTT is the independent membership organisation setting and upholding standards in technical excellence, safety and compliance for theatre and live performance. It seeks to advance expertise and work with its membership to develop and promote best practice in all relevant crafts and disciplines. It promotes excellence in the design of buildings for performance and in production technology. It works with government and the enforcement agencies to ensure an enlightened and flexible approach to legal compliance.
The ABTT provides the following services:
Advice on safety, planning, good practice & compliance
The best information and advice on current safe working practices within the theatre industry
Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment
Codes of Practice, Guidance Notes and Sightline, a quarterly journal of theatre technology and design
Technical training at all levels
Peer review of schemes for the refurbishment or construction of new theatre buildings