Whether they are intended for concert, conference, educational or conventional theatre use, the planning and design of auditoria, platforms and stages is very much a specialist discipline, as is the specification and layout of the associated technical equipment.
Experience shows the earlier we are involved in a project the better able we are to help plan the arrangement of your building. This includes providing guidance on seating/sightlines and staging formats, and the spatial and ergonomic requirements of ancillary areas and their relationship with other spaces. Further down the line we can produce layout drawings and specifications for the technical systems, help other design team members make the necessary structural, electrical and mechanical allowances, and ensure the systems are aesthetically integrated.
If you are looking to create a performance space in an existing building or have an existing performance space which needs modernising or refurbishing, we can help assess this as part of a feasibility study. And if you can only afford to partly equip your building initially we can provide the necessary advice to ensure you make appropriate allowances for future expansion.
Most architects are likely to have been part of a theatre or concert audience at some time, but few will have trodden the boards or been technicians. If your team includes an independent theatre consultant with experience at the sharp end of the business, you can be sure of receiving the specialist advice your project deserves.