Theatre Consultancy

Flexible theatre auditorium

Drama by Design theatre consultants are specialists in theatre, venue and performing arts centre design and specification having worked on projects all over the UK and overseas in both the professional and education sectors.

We are a multi-disciplinary practice, covering strategies, business plans and market analysis through feasibility studies to detailed design development and technical design and specification of arts and media buildings, including the

visual, performing and creative arts and multi-media.

The wide-ranging in-house skills of the partners in Drama by Design allow us to provide a unique service to our clients. Each of the partners has over 30 years’ expertise in their particular area and together they offer an all-embracing and directly managed service.  Drama by Design works closely with a small highly skilled group of colleagues and associates to ensure they are able to provide the best team to meet their clients’ particular needs.

What sort of facility is required in a community or in a particular establishment? What facilities does it need, what size, how many seats? These are the questions often difficult to answer, but that must be addressed at the feasibility study stage of a project before design and construction can begin. Drama by Design is highly experienced at working with the stakeholders, key users and the design team involved in any theatrical development project to ask the right questions, build a consensus and ultimately define the scope of project.

Our services as part of the feasibliity study stage can include evaluation of existing facilities, providing budgets (including projections of likely operating costs), deciding on a program and assisting with site selection and design team integration.

We will ensure that the complex issues of aesthetics, acoustics, technology and functionality are combined in a creative venue design.

We provide extensive technical services including the design of all stage equipment systems and production of specifications, drawings and tender preparation. We can oversee pre-qualification of tenderers and review tender bids. We will oversee the installation process from selecting the optimum tenderer through to commissioning the completed systems.

All of our consultants have experience working in the theatre industry and enjoy and have a passion for what we do. We understand the process of creating a show and the demands on the building and staff. We believe that collaboration is the best approach and actively encourage the involvement of key users and stakeholders to help steer the project direction. We strive to utilise the latest innovative products and techniques to ensure the long term success of any project. But we do confess to having a strong commitment to theatricality and innovation, and to taking advantage of new techniques and materials.