Are you planning to build a new or refurbish an existing theatre, drama studio or performing arts space? If so you will need to employ a theatre consultant. Using our collaborative approach to theatre consultancy we will add value to any project and ensure your vision can be realised into an innovative building utilising the latest technology to provide the functionality you require within your budget.
Theatre construction is complex, we will work with you and your design team from preparing the initial feasibility study through outline and detailed design of a theatre auditorium and technical design for a stage to procurement, project management, testing and commissioning. We have extensive experience of developing existing buildings as well as building completely new buildings.
Ideally the theatre consultant should be appointed before an plans are put down on paper as we can provide valuable insight and advice on the specialist elements of theatre design.We are independent of all suppliers and installers so can recommend equipment and companies that are ideally suited to the specific project and can openly discuss budgets and value engineering.
We provide detailed design guidance and advice on all aspects of theatre, performing arts and creative media projects whether it be a school drama studio, community centre, professional theatre or multi-purpose hall.
As theatre consultants we can provide the following services:
- feasibility and planning studies
- technical equipment system design, specification and budgets
- tender/bid documents
- advise on technical standards for places of entertainment
- sustainable systems and operation
- auditoria/venue layouts including seating/staging, sightlines, stage lighting, sound and stage engineering systems
- audiovisual system design
- building layout, escape and adjacencies
- heat loads
- structural/weight loads
- MEP information
- integration and co-ordination of specialist technical systems with building layout and services
- lecture theatre and conference/presentation facilities
- acoustics consultancy
We also offer a full systems integration service for the design and specification of creative media spaces which include TV studios, film studies, radio studios and recording studios. We have extensive experience building state of the art broadcast HD TV studios for both education and professional use.
We offer broadcast systems integration services for both new build projects and refurbishment or upgrades to existing buildings.We provide solutions for broadcast and TV studios, production studios, film studios, recording studios and all types of broadcast studio equipment.
As completely independent studio design consultants we have a passion for studio design and design systems based on the specific studio requirements without any ties to particular brands.
Our collaborative approach ensures we involve our clients, key users and stakeholders throughout the project design process. The services we offer include complete design and specifiaction of studio spaces, we also offer full systems integration and a project management service where we will ensure the specialist contractors perform on time, within budget and everything is fully integrated.
We have worked as consultants on the design and specification of many TV studio projects assisting with the design, layout and finishes of the building, advising on the acoustic treatments, designing and specifying the technical systems and project managing the specialist works.
Audiovisual systems are essential for good communication and can be an advantage for any business or educational establishment. Our consultants work across a wide range of markets from corporate to universities and museums to provide AV systems in auditoriums, lecture theatres, board rooms, seminar rooms and meeting rooms. We ensure that they can work together more effectively and collaborate efficiently to make better use of their time and impart their knowledge.
Audio Visual systems have become extremely sophisticated in recent years making the task of integrating these systems into the building even more complex. We believe in a truly collaborative approach working with the key users and stakeholders to develop a detailed brief for the AV systems which we will co-ordinate with the architects, designers and other members of the design team. Our aim is to ensure any audio visual system is fully optimised and integrated into the building and installed on time and within budget.
Our project management and systems integration team will monitor the works from start to finish ensuring the specification meets the client brief, checking the progress of main contract works to ensure containment is installed correctly and power supplies are in the right place. Once the specialist audio visual contractors are on site we will hold regular site meetings to monitor their work and check progress, carrying out our own independent testing and commissioning on completion.
Whether your audio visual requirements are for the design of a new boardroom, lecture theatre, office or classroom, a simple plasma screen or projector in a conference room or a fully immersive video conferencing system, Drama by Design can provide the solution.
We are fully independent acoustic consultants providing expert advice on all aspects of environmental, building and sound system acoustic design specialising in buildings for theatre, performing arts and creative media.
Our specialist area is designing theatre, performing arts, music and studio spaces. Room design should provide a good balance of room shape and size, room volume, good audience seating layout and the use of suitable building materials. Our aim is to achieve the optimum balance between the architecture, acoustics and other considerations such as budget working with the design team to ensure the best possible solution.
Sound plays an important part in enhancing our appreciation of places. Acoustics is an essential part of theatrical design to ensure the audience can hear every word and become immersed in the theatrical performance. Any acoustic design must be part of a coherent design process to ensure that not only does the space sound right, but looks good and the solutions are practical and affordable.
Our services include:
- Reverberation Time Calculations
- Room Acoustic Testing and Analysis
- Room Acoustic Design and Specification
- 3D Computer Aided Acoustic Modelling
- Advice on Adjacencies
- Internal and External Noise Transference
- Building Design
- Building Services Noise Assessment
- Noise surveys for planning
- Acoustic Testing