Theatre specialist design

Manchester Metropolitan University Arts & Humanities Building

This award winning project has created an inspirational venue for training the next generation of actors, writers, journalists and linguists.

The building houses a fully equipped flexible theatre space
with 180 seats, capable of multiple configurations. The .. read more

University of Greenwich Clinical Skills Centre

This project involves the rennovation of two buildings to create four Clinical Skills labs for group and part task teaching, three consultation rooms used for examination, OSCE and communication skills, as well as three simulated ward areas for hi-fidelity patient .. read more

Cardiff AV design and consultancy

Cardiff University Physical Learning Spaces

This project involved the complete refurbishment of the physical learning spaces in two buildings at Cardiff University: Glamorgan and Tower.

Glamorgan was built in 1912 with the later extension formed in 1932. The structure has a Grade I listing. The works involved .. read more

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.

T .. read more

Aldi Tasting Kitchen TV Studio

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 stu .. read more

Walthamstow Assembly Hall

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 ho .. read more

Our comprehensive range of services include:

  • Theatre & Performing Arts Consultants for Theatres, Concert Halls and Dance/Drama Studios
  • Creative Media Consultants for  TV and Film Studios, Green Screen Studios, VR/Motion Capture Studios and Recording Studios
  • AV Consultants for Education and Corporate including Lecture Theatres, Meeting Rooms, Teaching Spaces and Digital Signage
  • Feasibility Studies, Architectural Layouts, Seating and Sight Lines Analysis
  • Acoustic Design Service inluding 3D Modelling and Testing

Welcome to
Drama by Design Entertainment Technology Consultants

Drama by Design are global independent theatre consultants, acoustics consultants, creative media and AV consultants on all aspects of the design of performing arts and creative media spaces including auditoria, 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, av, 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 school drama studio or design of a new build auditorium or rennovation of an existing theatre or TV studio. If you need to develop your vision into reality, ensure your building is fit for purpose as a venue for performances, events and productions or simply need advice on how to move forward, we are here to help.

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

  • Theatre Consultants – auditorium design, technical specification and project management of all types of theatre venues 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 (AV) Consultants and System Integrators – design, specification and project management/systems integrators of specialist audio visual systems including education, conference, hotel and lecture theatre/seminar room systems
  • TV Studio/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 treatment

In recent years true collaborative working has become essential to good design. With experience, each consultant learns the other’s skills to make for a true creative process. This tends to happen in the early meetings, when the range of design possibilities is large. For us the process is exciting and rewarding. We are not prescriptive about the design progress, but believe that the best results are achieved through informed discussion and review of ideas. We want to extend the boundaries of design to cater not only for the needs of today, but also for many years in the future using innovative and exciting ideas.

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