Clinical Skills Centre

Edge Hill University Medical School

The new Medical School The new Medical School is one of only three new free-standing medical schools in the country and the only one in the North West, the undergraduate programme complementing the University’s well-established postgraduate medical degrees.

The expansion opens the door for many more students to gain high-quality medical education and training. Undergraduate medical cour .. read more

Aldi Tasting Kitchen

The studio lighting features a Doughty Studio rail system
with fixed rails running the length of the studio carefully co-ordinated with
suspended ceiling panels and general lighting. Low level outlets are also
provided for floor lighting. Kino Flo and Dedolight LED studio lights are
suspended underneath the rails on wheeled carriages.  Control is wireless from an iPad running the
Synthe FX l .. read more

Walthamstow Assembly Hall

This beautiful Grade II listed Art Deco venue received a £1
million refurbishment.  The main feature
being new state-of-the-art stage lighting, sound and AV systems designed by
Drama by Design..

The venue is renowned for its acoustics and a proud history
of hosting music events and recordings. 
Decca produced some of the first stereo recordings here and world-famous
artists such as .. read more

Edge Hill University Catalyst Building

An innovative £26m building at the heart of Edge Hill
University’s campus, the Catalyst building will house the University’s Library,
Careers and Student Services functions in its contemporary 8,000 square metre
space.

It will be an inspiring 24/7 destination for the Edge Hill
community with welcoming, knowledgeable staff on hand to support student life,
research, learning and career deve .. read more

George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths College, UK

The renovation of the George Wood Theatre has provided the
College with a contemporary space with seating for up to 200 people and two new
studio spaces fit for 21st century creativity housed in the Grade II-listed
19th Century former chapel.

The chapel was originally converted to a theatre in the
1960s, but the College was in need of a more flexible space. The stage was
converted into black a .. read more

Co-operative Academy Manchester, UK

This project completed the `total transformation of the
school from one of the worst in the country to one of the best.  The expansion, doubled the size of the
academy and increased the opportunities for students and the local community
with a new 300-seat  professional
theatre.

As well as the main theatre the building also incorporated
two drama studios and a music recording studio. .. read more

Wells Maltings, Norfolk, UK

Wells-next-the-Sea sits on the North Norfolk coast and, like many small coastal communities, its population grows from just a few thousand to many times that number every summer. After years of planning, fundraising and community support, in 2016 a major extension and rebuilding programme began to transform the Grade II listed building into a state-of-the-art cultural hub for the whole area. Dram .. read more

TV Studio Design

A TV studio is just a large empty room with a lighting grid overhead, everything else is usually brought in for each TV production. Studios are usually either purpose built spaces or adapted industrial buildings which must be sound proofed and have high ceilings with large access doors so that scenery and equipment can be easily brought in when required.
The studio floor is where the production ta .. read more

Designing Drama Spaces in Schools

Whatever the size of the project, it is important that plans for any new school drama spaces relate to the vision for teaching and learning at the school, this will provide the framework for any building work. This ‘big picture’ thinking can have considerable impact on design
decisions. For example:

A specialist performing arts college may want the drama studio locations to be immediately vis .. read more

Stage Lighting Basics

Theatre stage lighting is designed to make the stage performance visible to the audience, but the method used to light the stage will impact on the way the stage picture is perceived and should reinforce the overall dramatic impact of the production.
The most common method for lighting a theatre stage is called the McCandless System. Stanley McCandless wrote about this method in his 1932 book &#82 .. read more