Yes. Our members range from the first generation of UK theatre LDs, through the internationally recognised names at the top of the industry today, to the students and emerging practitioners of tomorrow.
Associate membership is open to anyone who has an interest in lighting or video / projection design for live performance, whilst Professional, Affiliate and Student membership have specific entry requirements.
With the worlds of lighting and video design now often crossing paths and in some cases merging, the ALD has added Video and Projection design to the portfolio of categories as part of its professional membership. Some of our members already work in both disciplines, especially those working in concert touring or corporate events.
Professional Membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate a professional track record in one or more areas of lighting and/or video for live performance under one (or more) of the six headings below:
We also have a healthy number of non-professionals. Those who work in their local amateur theatre, normally unpaid, as they love light and the effect it can cast upon a production. Their exposure to professional practice not only informs and educates their continuing work in the local village hall or community theatre, but can show them that the issues and problems faced by both groups can be similar in their basis, even if the scale and application of the solutions differ dramatically.
Company membership is split dependent upon size and nature of the business, and offers access to the most highly targeted database of UK lighting professionals available.
We also offer membership for Non-Profit Organisations, particularly useful for educational establishments or non-professional drama societies, so they can hold Association publications and information for their members or students to refer to.
When you wish to apply, you can do it all online