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.

Situation Vacant – QLX Lighting Ltd General Manager – (Maternity Leave Cover)

QLX Lighting are looking to hire a General Manager to cover the current General Manager who will be taking maternity leave from January 1st 2018 for 6 months.
There will be a cross over period from mid-November 2017.

The General Manager is responsible for specific aspects of the day-to-day administration and financial management of the company. This senior role ensures that the majority of the decisions and arrangements affecting the company, and in particular the successful delivery of services, are made and agreed in good time and within budget.
A key member of the team, the General Manager reports to the Company Directors and leads on the following areas of responsibility: Client Relations, Sales, Financial Management, and Operations Management.

More information on the role can be found on our jobs page here

Closing date for applications is Friday 06th October at 5pm

Interviews to be held Mid October

Applications with cover letter to be sent to


Project is currently seeking a Technical Manager to work as part of its Production team which comprises a Production Manager, Technical Manager and two House Technicians.
The Technical Manager will report to the Production Manager and General Manager and is responsible for providing technical support to all visiting groups, companies, artists and individuals in the presentation of Project’s Artistic Programme.
Experience in the theatre environment is essential and in the Visual Arts environment is beneficial.


More information can be found here

Applications should be sent to Joseph Collins, Production Manager at by 5.00pm on Friday 1 September – please include the
reference Technical Manager on your application.

Applicants should supply a letter of interest in the job, including personal strengths,
what specifically you might bring to Project Arts Centre’s Production Department, and
a C.V. with details of your experience to date.

Situation Vacant – Technical Officer – The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

A  position as Technical Officer in The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin is available.

Post Title: Technical Officer
Post Status: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract (Part-time, 66%)
Department/Faculty: The Department of Drama, School of Creative Arts Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre, The Department of Drama, School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Reports to: Technical Director and Head of Department, The Department of Drama, Samuel Beckett Centre
Salary: This appointment will be made on the Technical Officer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy.
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Full job description can be found on our jobs page here

Upcoming Training – Stagepass Glor, Ennis

We have organized a Stagepass course in Glor, Ennis on June 13th

The course is theoretical and is similar to Safepass but designed for the theatre and entertainment industries. Please make contact to book. Stagepass aims to promote good work practice and to create a safe and effective working environment in technical theatre by establishing a required minimum knowledge base for all technical theatre practitioners. This encompasses both general areas of safety and health at work and areas of safe work practice and health particular to the area of professional stage and theatre production.

The cost of Stagepass is €80 to members and €120 to non-members

To book a spot or for more information head to our training page here

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