Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft

"The posts are opened, the boards, and everyone expects a feast."

The Benefits of DTHG Membership

The German Theatre Technical Society (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft, DTHG) was founded in 1907. It is a professional association for anyone working in the technical, technical/artistic and artistic fields of overall cultural production, regardless of whether they are employed, freelance, self-employed, theatres, institutions, educational establishments or companies. The DTHG is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and is an independent professional association. The Society's newsletter is PODIUM, which appears every two months within the specialist magazine BTR for all fields of activity in performing arts.

The DTHG and its aims

The DTHG promotes qualifications, training and continuing education for all technical and artistic careers in scenery, costumes and production. The DTHG promotes the academic development and the practical use of technology and equipment in theatres, television and film production studios, multi-purpose halls and other meeting places. The DTHG gathers and disseminates technical information for the operation, planning, construction and equipping of institutions in this area of media. The DTHG is an intermediary between art and technology.

The DTHG - what does it do?

The DTHG organises a stage technology conference (BTT) every two years. This conference acts as a meeting point where specialists can exchange experiences, learn from each other and pass on information about what's new in the industry. In the intervening years, the DTHG is - beginning with the year 2015 - the ideal sponsor of the Stage|Set|Scenery trade fair and organises the congress series. The DTHG operates and promotes the organisation of specialist seminars and courses for qualifications, training and continuing education. The DTHG provides lecturers for specialised teaching on professional development seminars. The DTHG supports the national recognition of existing professions and collaborates during the revision of training procedures. The DTHG sends representatives to the relevant DIN committees and is a member of the igvw (event management association). The DTHG is a contact point for the procurement of consultants in all areas of the professional field. The DTHG has seven regional groups offering local members presentations and information from experts and companies, discussions and the opportunity to exchange experiences face-to-face with colleagues. Every two years, the DTHG publishes a comprehensive professional handbook with all of the important information on careers and sectors, which is provided free of charge to members. The DTHG is a member of the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) and collaborates with various international committees. The DTHG is a partner organisation of the German Theatre Association (Deutscher Bühnenverein).

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