Annual General Meeting 2018

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Association of Irish Stage Technicians will be held on Thursday the 1st March 2018 at 12 noon in the Clarence Hotel Dublin.

Registration will be from 11.30am
AGM due to start at 12 noon
There will be tea, coffee and sandwhiches after the AGM at 1.30pm

All are welcome to attend and contribute but only paid up members may vote.

Fees are €20 or €10 for Students.
You can join on the day by cash or credit/debit card via the Website ( by 6pm on 28th February.

Board Positions:
Ordinary board members

We would encourage anyone who feels that they can contribute to put themselves forward.

Any member paid up by 12 noon on 28th February can be nominated to any position.
Nominations may be made by the nominee or any paid up member by emailing or approaching one of the board members.

Any item you would like to add to the agenda may be done so by email by February 22nd.
We will endeavor to get all items in but the more notice given the easier it will be.
Any item you want to add after this date can be put forward under “any other business” through the chair.

We hope you can make it.

Touring Forum Training Day


Following on from the Touring Forum in Draíocht earlier this year, a one-day Touring Training programme will take place on 31 January in Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

Led by Marie Tierney, sessions will include Tech theatre for non-technical people, Getting ready to tour, Contracting and Good Touring Practice.

There is a charge of €10 which will cover lunch, tea & coffees on the day. To register please visit 

Touring Forum training is generously supported by the Arts Council, Draíocht and is organised with the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST).



Situation Vacant – QLX Lighting Ltd Warehouse Technician – full time position

QLX Lighting are seeking a self-motivated individual to join their warehouse team.
They will be responsible for inspecting and cleaning all equipment upon return from rentals, configuring equipment for client rental, pulling and loading and unloading of equipment and its associated check-in and storage.

Closing date 03rd November 2017


How to apply and more details of the role can be found on our job page here

Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) “Projections” Conference

The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) have asked us to share the following information on their “Projections” Conference .

Exploring the futures of design for stage and screen

A one-day conference at The Peacock Theatre
26/27 Abbey Street Lower Dublin 1
Thursday 16th November 2017, 09:30-17:00​

Booking at the Abbey Theatre Box Office
+353 1 87 87 222 –

ISSSD Professional Members: €10.00
ISSSD Student, Graduate & Associate Members: €15.00
Non Members: €30.00
ISSSD Membership + Conference: €60.00*​

*Subject to eligibility

Further details –


A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. LED for Theatre & Entertainment Lighting events

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd have organized 3 events around the country showcasing some LED units and giving out information on the technologies available.

Below is some information from Aaron who organized the events. For any more information please contact him direct.


Cork2:30PM  Cork Opera House,  Tuesday October 10th.

Portlaoise – 10:30AM  Dunamaise Arts Centre,  Wednesday October 11th

Galway – 10:30AM  Black Box Theatre,  Thursday October 12 

The aim is to explain and show the differences between LED lighting products vs generic Theatre lighting.  I have lots of customers (professional & amateur) that are interested in LED technology and are talking about it, but haven’t yet bought any – this might be because of a budget, or a lack of knowledge and understanding about the products or not knowing which products/brands to look at.  We hope that this session will answer any questions that you might have

We will discuss these topics:

LED Basics:
LED Luminaires: The progression of LED lighting and the important parts of an LED fixture…
Developments: Heat and Optics / Basic types of LED luminaires / LED myths / What the LED measurements on specs mean
LED Applications: Practical demonstration of LED Fixtures

These events are free of charge and are an open invitation for anyone to attend.  And the aim is NOT about selling products so don’t worry this is about showing the differences between two different technologies

The demo’s will consist of:

  • LED PAR vs 1kW Tungsten Par
  • LED Ellipsoidal vs 750W Source 4
  • LED Fresnel vs 1kW Tungsten Fresnel
  • LED Washlight
  • LED Cyc lights
  • LED House Lights
  • LED Moving Spot/Profile

 If you are based in Dublin and would like a demo I have some availability on Friday 13th, please contact me directly for a meeting.

email or call 087 460 0200 if you have an questions

You are more than welcome to invite industry colleagues along, other local technical Managers and anyone else that you think might be interested.  If you can confirm your interest, that would be a start.

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