Charcoalblue LLP

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Key Personnel/Contacts


London & Bristol Studio
Andy Hayles – Managing Partner
Gavin Green – Senior Partner
Jon Stevens – Senior Partner
Katy Winter – Practice Manager/Partner
Gary Sparkes – Chief Operations Officer/Partner
Paul Crosbie –UK Studio Principal
Alex Wardle – Senior Consultant
Paul Franklin – Senior Consultant
Byron Harrison – Senior Consultant (Acoustics)
Rich Garfield – Senior Consultant
Steve Roberts – Senior Consultant
Peter Ruthven Hall – Senior Consultant
Elena Giakoumaki – Senior Consultant
Ian Stickland – Senior Consultant
Ben Hanson – Senior Consultant
Chris Dales – Senior Consultant
Gary Wright – Senior Consultant
Vangelis Koufoudakis – Consultant  (Acoustics)
Simon Brown – Consultant  (Acoustics)
Mark Lovell – Consultant
Jenni Harris – Consultant
Caroline Rouse- Consultant
Joe Stansfield – Consultant
Joe Boxshall – Consultant
Sarah Turney – Consultant
Sam Gosling – Consultant
Indira Durakovic – Finance Manager
Louise Difford – Marketing & Media Coordinator
Freya Martin – Studio Administrator
Georgia Heath – Administrative Assistant



NY Studio
John Owen – US Studio Principal
Clemeth Abercrombie – Senior Consultant
Jerad Schomer – Consultant
Bruno Cardenas – Consultant  (Acoustics)


Melbourne Studio
Eric Lawrence – Australia Studio Principal
London Studio
17 Short Street
+44(0)207 928 0000
Bristol Studio
35 King Street
+44 (0) 117 925 9791                 
NY Studio
Chelsea Arts Building
134 West 26th Street,
Suite 605
New York,
NY 10001USA
Melbourne Studio
104 Johnston St,Suite 4A
VIC 3065
+6 (03) 9417 6524




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Business Operating Zone


Core Business / Area of Diversification

•    Theatre Consultancy
•    Acoustic Consultancy

•    Lead Consultancy

•    Digital Consultancy


Company Profile

Charcoalblue are the most exciting and innovative theatre and acoustics consultancy in the UK.

Since their foundation in 2004, they have grown to a total of forty people including their associates, all of whom are based across their four studios in London, Bristol, New York and Melbourne, making Charcoalblue the largest organisation of its kind working in Britain. As the theatre consultants and acousticians of choice for many of the country’s leading architects and theatre companies, Charcoalblue’s portfolio ranges from world-famous companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, to cutting-edge outfits such as Siobhan Davies Dance and Graeae. Having just completed the much acclaimed St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, they were also recently announced as the theatre and acoustic consultants to the new Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center Site in Manhattan.



Society of Theatre Consultants
The Theatres Trust
Association of Lighting Designers
Institute of Electrical Engineers
Institute of Acoustics
Society for Theatre Research
Acoustic Society of America
Audio Engineering Society


Notable Awards

Over 30 RIBAs – Including the RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2014 – Everyman, Liverpool – Haworth Tompkins

Plus, AIAs, Civic Trust, RICs, The Stage, USITTs. A full list is available on the Charcoalblue website.