Adrian Cottle



Freelance Theatre Technician, Electronics Engineer, Head of Computing, Teacher of Design and Technology and Technical Performing Arts.



Curriculum Vitae


Please contact me for a more detailed CV and References.



Associate member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians.


Member of BECTU Union. 


Qualifications and Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Design and Technology. Bath Spa University.
  • BSc (hons) in Design and Technology and Education.
  • HND, HNC and ONC in Electronic Engineering.
  • Bronze Award - ABTT
  • Silver Award (Stage Technician) - ABTT
  • Manual Handling - City and Guilds
  • Using PPE / Working at Heights - ABTT
  • Level 2 Front of Stage Pit Barrier Operations
  • Level 3 Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

Other Qualifications

  • DATA Health and Safety training in Design and Technology, including tools and processes across Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Food and Textiles.
  • NCFE ‘C’ Programming.

CPD training

  • Lighting masterclass - Rondo Theatre - December 2014
  • Pyrotechnics masterclass - Egg Theatre - January 2015


Non-Academic Achievements.

  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • Queen’s Scout Award in Scouting.
  • Fully qualified Scout Leader, holding the Wood Beads.
  • Radio amateur course and current intermediate Licence.
  • Sea Kayak Expedition to Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada. Summer 2000.
  • Level 1 Kayak Coach.
  • Assistant Director for LIVE ’07, the festival of Scouting, held at the O2 with 2000 in the cast and 30,000 audience.
  • Video production on the main stage at the World Scout Jamboree 2007 with 40,000 participants from 156 different countries.

Recent main productions / Theatre work:

  • Sound hire and operation for Little Shop of Horrors, Curtain Up, Roper Theatre April 2018
  • Staged Events Manager, lighting engineer and projection. West Sussex International Jamboree. August 2017
  • Special Effects Producer, Bath Unity Players Dec 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Sound Engineer, Guys and Dolls. Bath Theatre School. Kingswood Theatre. July 2014.
  • Lighting Engineer for Al Weiwei, Bath Drama. Rondo Theatre. April 2015.
  • Lighting Designer for Building Bridges, Unity Players, Rondo Theatre. May 2015.
  • Technical Producer for Beauty and the Beast, Roper Theatre, Feb 2016.
  • Sound Engineer, Hot Mikado. Curtain Up. Julian Slade Theatre, April 2016.
  • Sound Engineer, Guys and Dolls, Curtain Up. Julian Slade Theatre, April 2017.


Main Theatre Experience

  • Producer and Director, Bath Gang Show. 1997 - 2012.
  • Assistant Stage Manager, Bath Stage Club, Bath Pavilion, January 1999.
  • Stage Manager, Bath Stage Club. Bath Pavilion, January 2000 and 2001.
  • Producer and director for opening ceremony of the Avon Jamboree 2004. 4000 Audience.
  • Producer – Unity Players Pantomime of “Sing a Song of Six Pence” 2005
  • Stage Management and Lighting – Canadian Central Jamboree 2005. 4000 Audience.
  • Staged Events Manager for Avon Scout Jamboree 2007 and 2011.
  • Video Production and operation for World Scout Jamboree, 2007. 90,000 Audience over the 10 days.
  • Assistant Director on the Production team of LIVE 07. 2000 Cast, 24,000 Audience over 2 performances at the O2 Arena.
  • Staged Events Manager for West Sussex Jamboree. 2008 and 2013.
  • Co-Director and Producer for Hayesfield Girl's School Production of Little Shop or Horrors. Hayesfield School, January 2008 60+ Cast, 800 Audience over 3 performances.
  • Producer and Director, A Christmas Carol. Rondo Theatre. December 2008. 25 Cast, 400 Audience over 4 performances.
  • Co-Director and Producer for Hayesfield School Technology Colleges Production of The Wizard of Oz. Hayesfield School, Feb 2010.
  • Sound Engineer, Macbeth – Unity Players. Rondo Theatre 2011
  • Producer and Director, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Rondo Theatre. 2010
  • Theatre Technician – Various Stage Coach productions.
  • Production and Staged Events Manager for Kent International Jamboree Staged Events – August 2009
  • Stage / Production Manager for Norfolk International Jamboree Staged Events – August 2010 and 2014.
  • Assistant Producer for Aladdin, Bath Unity Players. Roper Theatre. Dec 2011.
  • Technical Director for Jack and the Beanstalk, Bath Unity Players, Dec 2012.