What do we need to put on a show?
Besides the obvious - a theatre, a script, actors, dancers, musicians,
technicians, etc., you'll probably need to source scenery, costumes,
make up wigs, props, tickets, publicity printing, lighting, special effects,
sound equipment and more. In other words you'll need to source things
from stage suppliers.
How can the Theatrical Traders Association (TTA) help?
The TTA is a Trade Association with members in many trade sectors supplying to Amateur
Theatre. They also run a Help Line! Phone the helpline number for unlimited help with
anything to do with staging your shows. How do I light a ghost - through a gauze cloth?
What are the latest rules on radio frequencies for radio mikes?
Can UV paint affect allergies? What are the rules for Blank Firing Guns on Stage? Where
do I get a fight arranger? Will scenery suppliers just supply a backcloth or do I have to
have the full stage set? Where do I get the 'special' costumes for Beauty and the Beast?
Can you recommend someone to both supply and fit a trapeze? Do they also train the girl to
go on the trapeze?
All the companies in the TTA, are owned and run by or have on their staff people who
themselves are involved with theatre. Their wealth of knowledge and the experience available
is vast. With all your production problems simply contact the TTA Help Line Number
0845 126 0631. We are here to help, please talk to us!
The TTA also issues a brochure of all its members, which is available post free to
all who request one. This is a wealth of information to assist your show. The TTA is there to
The TTA represents Theatrical Traders who supply and support Amateur Theatre in the UK
The TTA Code of Good Business Practice means a reputable supplier who maintains the standards set
by the Association.