Projects in

New college building

Manchester College

Situated in the heart of Manchester city centre, City Campus
Manchester opened in su .. read more

Theatre and studio design

CAPA College

A specialist provision for students aged 16-19 from across the North of England, CAP .. read more

New theatre project

Reading Rep Theatre

Reading Rep combines high-class productions with ground-breaking education and c .. read more

Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Walthamstow Assembly Hall

This beautiful Grade II listed Art Deco venue received a £1
million refurbishment.& .. read more

George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths

George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths College, UK

The renovation of the George Wood Theatre has provided the
College with a contempora .. read more

Wells Maltings auditorium

Wells Maltings, Norfolk, UK

Wells-next-the-Sea sits on the North Norfolk coast and, like many small coastal comm .. read more

Scarborough Spa Pavilion, UK

The Grand Hall is excellent when used for its original purpose, as a Concert Hall.  .. read more

Arts Theatre, Bahrain

This was a brand new 750 seat theatre built on the outskirts of Manama in Bahrain. Th .. read more

Capel Soar Arts Centre, Wales, UK

Capel Soar is an imposing Baptist Chapel in Penygraig, Mid Rhondda originally built i .. read more

Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, UK

The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham has recently undergone a £1.2 million refurbishment .. read more

Capel Soar Arts Centre, Wales, UK

Capel Soar is an imposing Baptist Chapel in Penygraig, Mid Rhondda originally built in 1832, burnt down in 1861 and the existing Chapel rebuilt in 1902, it retains some of the original features. It functions as a multi-purpose community centre offering local people a wide range of opportunities to be involved in Play, Youth, Arts and Training activities. The age span is 0 – 90+.

The venue is currently being completely refurbished with the creation of a new glass fronted  foyer  area, new kitchen/coffee bar and three multipurpose rooms on the ground floor. The existing 1st floor hall will be a multi-function, fully disabled accessible performance space which will be a high quality state of the art stage setting for a wide variety of activities.

A tension wire grid is being installed at roof level to aid the rigging and focussing of sound and lighting equipment.

Drama by Design worked as theatre consultants on this project from conception through to completion. Technical systems include:

  • Stage lighting system with full lighting grid, booms and socket outlet boxes wired to a cord patch system with 36 ways of dimming controlled from a computerised lighting console with wireless riggers control and intelligent lighting control.
  • Sound system with speakers that can be moved around for different seating formats, sound control in the control room that can be moved to the floor and a full cabling infrastructure and patch system.
  • Audio Visual system with large format projection screen, high power projector and digital editing suite.
  • Full communication and cabling infrastructure throughout building including audio and video show relay and paging system throughout ground floor and dressing rooms.