Provides a set of standards for the buildings, equipment and management of premises which are primarily used for entertainment. Such buildings can present unique hazards to performers, staff and the general public due to the number of people present in unfamiliar surroundings which may be noisy or poorly lit. The standards are intended to apply to indoor venues although much of the guidance will also apply to outdoor events.
Produced by The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the District Surveyors Association (DSA) and the Institute of Licensing (IOL). First published April 2001. Reprinted with revisions July 2001, January 2002 and January 2005. New edition June 2008. Reprinted with revisions November 2009. New edition June 2013 Reprinted with revisions 30 October 2013 and 1 March 2014. New edition June 2015 Reprinted with revisions 29 April 2016, 1 February 2017, 1 April 2017 and 1 September 2018.
The Association of British Theatre Technicians campaign on behalf of the theatre industry to ensure legislation is appropriate, and that regulations are suitably drafted and enforced. Publications include the theatre industry’s Codes of Practice specific to the industry’s needs.
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
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