Key Personnel / Contacts
Michael Atkinson, Executive Director, Lighting Consultant and Sustainability Coordinator
Roger Fox, Director, Theatre and Historic Buildings Consultant
Dave Ludlam, Executive Director, Stage, Electrical Power and Control Engineer
Clive Odom, Director, Stage Engineering Consultant
Mathew Smethurst-Evans, Executive Director, Sound, Video and Communications Consultant
John Whitaker, Director, Performance Technology Consultant
Helen Walker, General Manager


Company Address
31 Colonnade


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7841 0440
Twitter: @theatreplan
Linkedin: Theatreplan

Business Operating Zone: International


Core Business/Areas of Diversification

  • Theatre Planning
  • Auditorium Design
  • Stage Engineering
  • Technical Equipment Consultancy
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Technical Masterplanning
  • Heritage Reports
  • Project Management
  • Safety Audits
  • Turnkey Projects


Company Profile
For Theatreplan, performance is everything.

We are a theatre design, and technical theatre consultancy, helping clients create amazing spaces for performance, around the world.

Theatreplan was founded over 30 years ago by one of the world’s first, and leading theatre consultants, Richard Brett. His legacy continues to guide our commitment to excellence and innovation in theatre design and technology.

What we do
We provide the complete range of theatre planning and leading-edge technical design services for clients. We work with some of the world’s leading performance venues but are just as excited by helping clients create beautiful, bespoke spaces for performance in schools, universities and lyric theatres, or brand-new theatres. We can provide expert advice in upgrading theatres with important heritage significance.

Our approach
Your vision, for your performance space, provides the focus and impetus for our pioneering design work.

We will truly collaborate with you to understand your vision. We listen carefully so we understand what you really want and need from your new space. We will be honest with you about what we think is achievable and the best ways to go about delivering your vision. We pride ourselves on our ability to suggest new ideas, and ways of seeing, that may not have been considered before.

Why choose Theatreplan
We have unparalleled experience and expertise, designing award winning performing arts venues, and re-imagining existing spaces, around the world. Our specialist theatre planners, auditorium designers, stage engineers, and lighting, sound, video and communications consultants have gained their knowledge and expertise through years of experience working at the highest levels, with some of the world’s leading theatres.

We understand how directors, performers and technicians think and what they need to make their performances thrill, excite and move audiences.

We have an absolute commitment to ensuring client satisfaction, together with an engaging, fun and genuinely collaborative approach to the creative process.

Critically, we have a long-standing reputation for delivering what we promise.


Current Projects

  • King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Dublin Institute of Science and Technology
  • Copenhagen Opera House
  • Glasgow Citizens Theatre
  • Cork Opera House
  • Horton Chapel, Epsom
  • Southbank Centre, London
  • East Kowloon Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • Oldham Coliseum Theatre
  • Royal Opera House, London
  • Crown Wharf, Stone
  • Cork Tullamore Community Arts Centre, Ireland
  • Valley Park School, Maidstone
  • Briery Gap Theatre, Ireland
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney
  • Oval House, London
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Freespace, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Limerick University, Ireland
  • Southwark Playhouse, London
  • Strand Aldwych Development
  • Collins Music Hall, London


Recent Projects

  • Battersea Arts Centre
  • Galaxy Arena, Macau, China
  • Barbican Theatre and Concert Hall Upgrades, London
  • Eastbourne Congress Theatre
  • Hampstead Theatre Review, London
  • Channing School, London
  • Tara Theatre, London
  • LSO St Luke’s, London
  • Grove Theatre, Dunstable
  • ALIBAG, Mumbai, India




  • ABTT
  • IoTC
  • ASD
  • RIBA


Awards Won

  • 2018 Proposed Building Award, Scottish Design Awards, Glasgow Citizens Theatre
  • 2017 Culture and Community Category for Built Projects, New London Awards: Tara Theatre
  • 2016 London Construction Awards Project of the Year: Tara Arts Theatre
  • 2016: RIBA International Award: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
  • 2016: Selwyn Goldsmith Award for International Design: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
  • 2016: Civic Trust Award: dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
  • 2016: RIAS Doolan Prize: Saunders Centre, Glasgow Academy
  • 2013 USITT Award: Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley
  • 2013 Civic Trust Award: Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • 2012 APM Project Management Community Project of the Year: Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist: Lyric Theatre, Belfast
  • 2012 Civic Trust Award: Lyric Theatre, Belfast
  • 2012 Architectural Association of Ireland Award: Lyric Theatre, Belfast
  • 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist: Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 2012 RICS Award: Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 2012 Civic Trust Award: Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 2012 RIBA Award: Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley
  • 2011 Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture: School of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2011 RIBA International Award: School of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2011 Green Good Design Award: School of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2011 World Architecture Festival, Learning Building of the Year: School of the Arts, Singapore
  • 2010 STC Award: Grove Theatre, Dunstable
  • 2010 RIBA Award: Goole Junction
  • 2010 RIBA Award: Edward Alleyn Building, Alleyn’s School, Dulwich
  • 2009 Presidents Design Award, Singapore: Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis, Singapore
  • 2009 Australian Institute of Architecture Award: Melbourne Recital Centre
  • 2009 Victoria Architecture Medal: Melbourne Recital Centre
  • 2008 RIBA Award: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
  • 2008 Best Leisure and Retail Building, Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards: Eden Court Theatre
  • 2008 Sustainability Award, Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards: Eden Court Theatre
  • 2008 Best New Building Highlands and Islands, Inverness Architectural Association Awards: Eden Court Theatre
  • 2006 Civic Trust Award: Broadway Theatre, Barking
  • 2005 USITT Merit Award: Operaen, Copenhagen
  • 2004 USITT Honor Award: Brighton Dome
  • 2003 RIBA Award: Hampstead Theatre, London


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