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Oxford University Theatre Technicians and Designers


Welcome to the website of TAFF - Oxford University Theatre Technicians and Designers. We are the Oxford University society specifically for those working on the technical side of Theatre and Theatre Design, in Oxford. This website serves as both as an information repository and a way for people to communicate with members of the society via our mailling list.


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Latest News and Articles

Annual General Meeting - Thursday 1st March

Published by Becky Carter at 2018-02-26 10:41:36 UTC .

TAFF's Annual General Meeting will take place this Thursday at St Hugh's College, any current or past members of the society are welcome to join us. Please meet at the lodge at 17.45, for a prompt start at 18.00. This is your opportunity to hear about what the committee have been up to for the past year, to ask questions and make suggestions for the coming year.    TAFF...

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Welcome back!

Published by Becky Carter at 2017-10-08 13:33:54 UTC .

Welcome back to what promises to be another excellent term of Oxford student drama, we’re very much looking forward to it and hope you are too! Events this term - Introduction to TAFF Workshop – Thursday 12th October 9.30am – 12.30pm BT Studio For those new to technical theatre, or who are interested in getting involved in a new area of technical theatre or design,...

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TAFF AGM 2016: Friday 4 March, 6pm

Published by James Percival at 2016-03-03 17:57:12 UTC .

The TAFF Annual General Meeting is tomorrow at 6pm at St Catherine's College. The AGM is open to absolutely everybody, even if you aren't joining us for the Annual Dinner afterwards - this is your chance to find out what the society and the committee have been doing over the past year, and to ask us difficult questions about the society's work (please don't make them too...

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TAFF Training Day Nov 29th

Published by John Evans at 2015-11-27 12:22:51 UTC .

Once again, TAFF is running a training day at the O'Reilly Theatre (Keble College) this Sunday, November 29th from 10am. We're trialling a new format with longer but more open ended workshops - feel free to come down whenever you're available, or just join us for lunch or tea & cake. Schedule: 10am - 12:30pm: Lighting Workshop 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch...

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TAFF Training Day

Published by John Evans at 2015-04-20 10:07:59 UTC .

Confused by cues? Baffled by backdrops? Puzzled by parcans? No longer! Once again TAFF, the Oxford University society for Theatre Technicians and Designers, will be running a technical theatre training day in the O’Reilly Theatre on Sunday of 1st Week. The schedule can be found below; all the sessions will be at a level accessible both to beginners and those with previous technical...

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Sweeney Todd Get-in Timelapse

Published by Jay Anslow at 2014-04-24 02:22:17 UTC (Last Updated at 2014-05-21 02:07:04 UTC).

Sweeney Todd (O'Reilly Theatre, Hilary Term 2014) is one of (if not the) most technically ambitious shows ever performed by students in Oxford. With a revolving stage, Source 4 Lustrs and line arrays, all technical aspects of the show were pushed to the extremes. Below is a timelapse video of the get-in.

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Welcome to TAFF!

Published by John Evans at 2013-10-09 07:28:16 UTC .

Welcome to all 2013 Oxford freshers, and welcome back for those returning! You can find out more about TAFF and what we do on this website, as well as learn how to join the society mailing list. There is a guide telling you how to use the mailing list here: How to: Post to TAFF.

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