Theatre crafts - General / Health & Safety

Resources for theatre crafts in general.

SPACE – Fused Works
Simulated Performing Arts Creative Environment
A set of 3D teaching and learning resources for use by performing arts lecturers/teachers and students. Currently in test phase.

A technical theatre information resource with sections on lighting, makeup, wardrobe, props, magic, rigging, scenery, sound, stage management, production management and marketing.

National Theatre: Discover more
Go backstage at the National Theatre and access a substantial video library of short films about productions and the varied and specialist skills that go into making theatre.

V&A Theatre and Performance
The V&A's Theatre Collections hold the UK's national collection of material about live performance in the UK since Shakespeare's day, covering drama, dance, musical theatre, circus, music hall, rock and pop, and other forms of live entertainment.

Live movies: a field guide to new media for the performing arts
Malone, K. and White, GS. Live movies: a field guide to new media for the performing arts Multimedia Performance Studio, Department of Art and Visual Technology, College of Visual and Performing Arts. College Hall, George Mason University, 2006.

Standards, Health and Safety

ABTT CAD standards 
This version was compiled by Steve Green and David Rilpey in 2002. 

BECTU: the media and entertainment union
Useful documents spanning a range of topics relating to BECTU's work across the media and entertainment industries.

HSE: Health and Safety in the Entertainment Industry
Health and Safety Executive resources for the leisure and entertainment industries.
Publications and Guidance:

Function Central
A definitive guide to health and safety requirements for event planning.

PLASA Standards
ProSight Specialty Insurance has partnered with PLASA to ensure that you have access to the latest technical standards free of charge. PLASA and ProSight are committed to ensuring the safety of crews, performers and audiences.

Safety Media Ltd.
An established and trusted brand in the Health & Safety training market.


Society for British Theatre Designers

Technical theatre as a career
A collaboration between Rose Bruford College and Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Last modified: Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:47 AM