The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA), founded in 1899, is the main representative body for amateur theatre in the UK. It has a membership of some 2400 amateur/community theatre groups and 3000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in a wide variety of performing venues, ranging from the country's leading professional theatres to village halls. Members have access to a wide range of benefits.
TMA is the pre-eminent UK wide organisation dedicated to providing a professional support network for the performing arts industry. Founded in 1894 by Sir Henry Irving, it is now an association of people and organisations throughout the UK professionally involved in the production and presentation of the performing arts.
Piers tip; Enter 'ilmc' to gain access to this site. The Axis was launched in 1995 by the International Live Music Conference - at a time when the Internet was still a thing of mystery as far as most of its prospective members (and at least one of the originators) were concerned. It was conceived not as 'just another Web site' but as a step towards creating a medium whereby the world's music business could remain in contact throughout the year, exchange ideas and pool information.
For over thirty years the Costume Society of Great Britain has encouraged and supported the study of all aspects of clothing. With over a thousand members across the world and along with our colleagues in museums, libraries and colleges the Society has become a focus for people who have a shared interest in the clothes that we wear and those that have been worn throughout history.
ESTA is a non-profit trade association representing the entertainment technology industry dedicated to a core mission of Building the Business of Show Business. ESTA promotes professionalism and growth in the industry and provides a forum where interested parties can come together to exchange ideas and information, create standards and recommended practices, and address issues of training and certification.
TEA (formerly Themed Entertainment Association) is an international alliance of the world's most talented and experienced professionals in the location-based entertainment industry today. Our members have played key roles in the development and/or production of nearly all of the most successful theme parks, entertainment centers, casino/resorts, museums, themed restaurants and themed retail on the planet.
The Association of British Theatre Technicians strives to further technical standards in UK Theatre by collating, discussing and re-distributing information that relate to theatre planning, stage machinery, lighting and sound equipment, etc.
Stagelink comment: "Busy forums with the obvious Theatre bias worth a visit."
Founded in 1982, the National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT) is the flagship organisation for youth theatre practice in England. The organisation supports the development of youth theatre activity through training (Workshop Weekend, Regional Development Programme, ARTiculation), advocacy (ARTiculation, Big Youth Theatre Manual, research, representation, conference programme), participation programmes (Big Youth Theatre Festival) and information services (enquiries, website, onstage, etc). NAYT is open to any group or individual using theatre techniques in their work with young people, outside of formal education.
PLASA was established to provide commercial benefits to a business community, whilst improving working practices and advancing levels of safety and training within the entertainment, presentation, installation and communications industries.
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the national community theatre organization, representing the interests of community theatres across the U.S. (and with the armed forces overseas) and the individuals who support them.
Stagelink comment: "Some great resources available on this well established site - Recommended."
The Entertainment Technology Show is the only US Trade Show and Conference dedicated to attracting professionals across disciplines in the art and technology of live venues and fixed installations. Visitors work in a wide spectrum of venues including theme parks, houses of worship, concerts, clubs, live events, museums, restaurants, casinos. Products sold include audio, lighting, staging and video projection. November 21-23, 2003 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida USA