Bitterne Park School Exterior

Bitterne Park School, Southampton

Bitterne Park School is a thriving secondary school for 1,430 pupils aged 11-16, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Drama by Design worked as theatre consultants on the design and specification of the new £6.3M Sixth Form Centre which caters for up to 180 6th for .. read more

LJMU Redmond Building

Liverpool John Moores University

The new £37.6m student-centred building at Clarence Street enables LJMU to consolidate its teaching within the Mount Pleasant Campus. It will also provide a new Centre for the Liverpool Screen School.
The Screen School incorporates a professional standard Main TV studi .. read more

Pavilion Theatre exterior

Pavilion Dance Centre, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Borough Council invested £3.29 million in the construction and fit-out of the new Dance Centre in Bournemouth and employed Drama by Design as theatre consultants on the project.  There is a welcoming foyer, an impressive 180 seat performance auditorium/the .. read more

SET Theatre interior

SET Theatre, Kilkenny

The SET Theatre is part of the Langtons Hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland. Constructed in 2009 it is a state of the art conventional theatre performance space which can hold 270 people seated and 350 standing/seated. It was designed as a multipurpose auditorium which can cater .. read more

City of Westminster College exterior

City of Westminster College, London

This project involved the design and construction of a brand new 23,200m2 facility at the College’s Paddington Green campus. Drama by Design were employed by the College as theatre, drama and performing arts consultants to work with the architect on th design and spec .. read more

UAL Street

University of the Arts, London

The new King’s Cross campus for the University of the Arts’ Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is the new home to 5,000 staff and students pervously located in a number of disparate buildings on six separate sites across London.  The College forms the .. read more

Our comprehensive range of services include:

  • Theatre consultants for theatres, performance spaces and dance/drama studios.
  • Creative media consultants for  TV studios, film studios and recording studios.
  • Theatre consultancy for feasibility studies, planning and programming assistance.
  • Architectural layout, seating and sight lines consulting.
  • Lighting, Sound, Staging and Audio Visual design, specification and commissioning.
  • Acoustic consultancy
  • Energy efficiency advice

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Drama by Design Theatre Design Consultants

Drama by Design are professional theatre design consultants and creative media/performing arts design consultants on all aspects of performing and creative media spaces including drama studios, dance studios, voice/audio recording studios, radio studios, film studios, TV studios and music rooms in the theatre, education, architectural and professional markets. We can get involved at any stage of a project from providing feasibility studies during the initial stages, through to general and/or detailed design, layout and finished, planning, provision of full technical design and specifications for all specialist lighting, sound, audio visual, video, communications, stage engineering and seating systems.

We provide a comprehensive range of solutions to building professionals and owners whether it be for a simple refurbishment of a small drama studio or a full scale new build theatre or TV studio construction or rennovation.

The services we provide can be grouped into the following main categories:

  • Theatre Design Consultants – design and specification of all types of theatre and performing arts spaces including advice on building layout, seating layouts, sight lines analysis, stage lighting, sound/audio systems, communications, staging, curtains and tracks, audio visual systems, stage engineering and acoustics
  • Audio Visual Design Consultants – design, specification and integration of specialist audio visual systems including conference, hotel and lecture theatre systems
  • TV/Recording Studio/Radio Studio Design Consultants – design and specification of TV and Music Recording/Radio Studio spaces including advice on building layout, studio lighting, sound/audio systems, broadcast video/vision systems and cameras, communications, curtains and tracks, rigging and acoustics
  • Acoustics Consultants – full acoustical analysis services including testing and measurement, reverberation time analysis, advice on heating and ventilation systems and acoustic treatments
  • Cinema Design Consultants – design and specification of professional cinema spaces including advice on building layout, seating layouts, sight lines, sound/audio system, digital cinema projection and screens

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