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May 13, 2019

Costume-makers get together at Stage|Set|Scenery

Partnership with Gesellschaft der Theaterkostümschaffenden (GTKos) – Costume-makers’ conference and specialist costume-makers’events at Stage|Set|Scenery.

Stage|Set|Scenery, which will be taking place from 18 to 20 June 2019 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, is devoting a special display area to costume-makers. The International Trade Show and Conference for Theatre, Film and Event Technology is partnering with Gesellschaft der Theaterkostümschaffenden (GTKos) for the second time, thus augmenting its conference programme and the costume-making, scenography and make-up displays in Hall 22. GTKos provides a platform for everyone involved in the costume-making profession at theatres and other event venues in German-speaking countries.

Costume-makers’ conference and specialist costume-makers’ events

At the Palais am Funkturm, under the heading of ‘new-fashion-textiles’ and ’Opera Europa’, GTKos will be hosting a three-day costume-makers’ conference for its members and registered members of partnering networks, at which costume-makers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland can exchange views and attend training courses.

Lectures will also be part of the programme of events: on Tuesday, 18 June at 11 a.m., at the Immersive Showroom in Hall 20, trade visitors can look forward to Ingo Thomas, theatrical armourer at Staatstheater Stuttgart, talking about ‘Costume-making using 3D printing’. This will be followed by specialist costume-makers’ events at the Palais am Funkturm on the subjects of costume management, production management/assistance, robemaking as well as training courses. On Wednesday, 19 June, the relevant groups will meet  to discuss tailoring, shoemaking and props/wardrobes, and on Thursday, 20 June, the topics will be costume painting, costume-making and women’s hatmaking. The annual general meeting of GTKos is scheduled to take place on 19 June from 12.40 to 3 p.m.

Angelika Laubmeier and Monika Gora, the chairpersons of GTKos: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Stage|Set|Scenery this year again. The International Trade Show and Conference for Theatre, Film and Event Technology is the ideal venue for our costume-makers’ conference. This is where leading companies representing all the skilled trades responsible for a successful production will be gathered. Decoration and furnishings as well as lighting and training institutions are of especial interest to costume-makers.”

Highlights and innovations at the displays in Hall 22

Highlights in Hall 22 will include a presentation by Dorothea Nicolai, who among other things is in charge of costumes at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. She will be presenting two dance costumes whose design is based on historical figurines from the baroque period.

Other companies including 1st Selection, Cast4Art , Patin A Shop, Alexander Harr, The Tull Factory, Der rote Faden, Professional Fabric Dyse as well as training institutions will also be featuring this topic on the displays in Hall 22.

On the same subject, Bund der Szenografen, which also represents costume-makers, will be hosting a stand at the Co-Working Space for international associations in Hall 22. Also taking place on 20 June at the Round Table 23 from 2 to 2.45 p.m. will be a panel discussion commissioned by Bund der Szenografen. Under the heading of ’Have you been shopping again?’, the costume-maker and fashion designer Katharina Kromminga will be moderating a discussion on ‘Appreciating costume-makers’ work’.

Guided tour and ticket service

In order to fully integrate the costume-makers’ events into the exhibition, on 19 June 2019 from 11 to 11.30 am. a guided tour will take participants directly to the exhibitors’ stands.

Members of GTKos can obtain reduced-rate tickets to the conference and show by entering a membership code on the website of the Stage|Set|Scenery Ticket Shop or by presenting their credentials at the ticket office.

More Information on Stage|Set|Scenery 2019 can be found at

Full details of the Stage|Set|Scenery conference programme can be found here. Content is updated at regular intervals.

Accreditation for Stage|Set|Scenery 2019 can be obtained online at
Please note that there will be no on-site accreditation at the entrance. Accreditation is possible only online.

Photos and videos of Stage|Set|Scenery also can be downloaded from the website under ’Press’. 

Stage|Set|Scenery in brief:

Stage|Set|Scenery is the leading international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology, with a focus on stage equipment and control systems, architecture and planning, lighting, acoustics, sound, video and media technology, studio technology, events, museum and event technology, furnishing and stage scenery, make-up, costumes and safety systems. The show is held in collaboration with Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft DTHG) which also organises the International Stage Technology Conference, an integral part of the show. 

Stage|Set|Scenery takes place every two years on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.