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The Institute of Theatre Consultants was formed in 1964 to create a professional body to bring together those working in the emerging field of Theatre Consultancy. It set out to identify those whose skill and experience would ensure that the Client would be well advised and to link these practitioners through an agreed Code of Conduct and Scale of Fees.

The Institute of Theatre Consultants was created to recognise the great width of the services which a Theatre Consultant might offer. As such the Institute is made up of individual Member’s with details surrounding their skills and specialist interests. Generally, Theatre Consultants group together to form practices which can call on a range of individuals’ ability to offer the client a full Theatre Consultancy service. Membership of the Institute is individual and election is by peer – a recognition of accomplishment and merit in Theatre Consultancy.

The Institute seeks to encourage peer group review and discussion of projects as part of an increasingly professional approach to Theatre Consultancy.

Design in the construction industry environment is usually a matter of compromise between budget and cost; flexibility and suitability; design desire and practical buildability. Peer review helps practitioners to understand how specific design decisions were made, giving Members a wider palette of experience to draw on for their own work.

As the range of Theatre Consultancy services is so wide the Institute also encourages Continuing Professional Development, both directly in considering completed theatres but also in related topics (for example: industrial mechanical handling; architectural lighting; AV presentation; building and site development).

The Institute is holds conferences and symposia where the complexity of the theatre design and the interaction of performer and audience can be explored, where new mechanical and electronic advances can be assimilated into the theatre and to advance the art and science of Theatre Consultancy.