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ITEAC 2018: The Founder Sponsor

Date Posted: 5th Oct 2017

The International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) is delighted that TAIT Stage Technologies is the major Sponsor of the 2018 conference, taking place in London next year, 3-5 June.

TAIT Stage Technologies’ continued support of ITEAC by taking the principal sponsorship role for the fourth consecutive conference – having been one of the founder sponsors of the initial event in 2002 – illustrates the tremendous reputation that ITEAC has established over the last sixteen years.

The presentation of ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, recognises not only the demand for this major event – which seeks to investigate the developments that have already been made, and the innovations that will be required, in the ever-changing world of live entertainment – but also the need of those who design buildings for the performing arts and supply the production technology within them, to gather at this leading and learned event, alongside creators and end-users.

The quadrennial three-day event will take place on Sunday 3 June, Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June 2018 at Savoy Place, the Global Engineering Hub of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Situated in the heart of London, on the north bank of the River Thames overlooking the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall and close to the historic Savoy Theatre, the Savoy Place venue, with its impressive views, offers a most appropriate location for ITEAC.

Presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), ITEAC 2018 will be the fifth edition of the Conference. Conceived in 2002 by the late renowned stage engineer and ABTT Fellow, Richard Brett, the event has grown from strength to strength, with TAIT Stage Technologies’ involvement having been integral to its success.

ABTT Chief Executive, Robin Townley, commented, “The commitment to supporting ITEAC 2018 that TAIT Stage Technologies have so generously made is hugely important to allowing the next edition to be presented.

For TAIT Stage Technologies to continue its support of the conference, for the fourth time as Founder Sponsor, underlines their commitment to sustaining the industry. The value they place in the power of an international forum to drive their sector forward and their commitment to supporting the ITEAC conferences, underlines the benefits they consider the event has both for their own teams and for the industry at large.”

He went on to say, “Having established itself as a “must attend” event for so many areas and participants in the creation, execution, design and management of theatrical presentation, the next edition, ITEAC 2018 – Places for Performance: New Directions, has been much anticipated by those engaged in the planning, design, construction, equipping, operation and management of performance spaces of every type – from the stadium and arena, the opera house and receiving theatre, to the school and community venue.

ITEAC 2018 will offer a unique opportunity for the specialists that make up our industry to hear from the makers, creators and producers of performance. It will bring together the world’s leading theatre technicians, architects, engineers, consultants, acousticians and production managers, as well as theatre makers and venue managers, to participate in the most exciting and stimulating investigation of the very particular mix of art and science, craft and technology, illusion and engineering, that we are required to provide.”


A Call for Sessions has already been issued to those involved in the planning, design, construction, specification and operation of places of entertainment, as well as to writers, designers, performers, producers and production teams. Submissions may still be sent to David Staples, Chairman of the Editorial Board, via this dedicated email.


All parties are invited to register their interest in attending, speaking or sponsoring the Conference, via the ITEAC website.


Immediately following ITEAC 2018 will be the Association of British Theatre Technicians 40th anniversary annual Theatre Show, 6-7 June, making a great week of discovery for those involved in theatre design and technology.

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