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Queen Elisabeth Hall

Antwerp, Belgium

The new home of Belgium’s acclaimed Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

Venues

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham, UK

A new landmark for Birmingham and musical education in the UK

Education

The Luminato Festival at the Hearn Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

Transforming the decommissioned Hearn Power Plant into the world’s largest temporary multi-arts centre.

Culture

RocketSpace

London, UK

An expert acoustic treatment for a new, 1,200-seat technology campus in London.

Workplaces

Meet the team.

We are a collective of designers, strategists, musicians, acousticians, developers, creatives and technologists.

People

We create amazing spaces where stories are told and music is made.

Our passion for our work means we deliver the best possible spaces for performance. Working in partnership with your architect and engineering team we offer design services for all sorts of projects: from historic theatres to contemporary workplaces, from permanent buildings to temporary structures, from the physical to the digital.

We provide strategic consultancy, project leadership and detailed design scopes for cultural projects, auditoria and technical design, as well as acoustic and digital design. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, leading to theatrically innovative solutions that really get the most out of spaces, whether physical or digital.

We want what we do to transform the cultural landscape, from wherever that story starts. Whatever the scale or budget of a project, our starting point is always the desire to do really great work that is bespoke to you and your organisation.

We love what we do. We think you will too.

The team at work in the London studio.

Ollie discusses a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

An early concept sketch for Baltimore Center Stage

Our story

...Pushing the boundaries of storytelling and music making.

We began, two decades ago, as a team of four knowing we wanted to do it differently. Tired of seeing cookie-cutter solutions in arts buildings, we knew that by bringing together the best people from different production disciplines, we could create inspirational, bespoke performance spaces. We are now over 70 talented individuals across six international studios working with more types of space than ever. Now that the virtual landscape is merging with the physical, we take our projects in ever new and diverse directions and continue to love finding new ways to make them amazing.

Elina works with the Digital team to explore the design of the seating rake at Sadler's Wells East.

Andy road tests a new AR application developed in-house.

An exterior render of the The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (render: REX / Luxigon)

Digital disruption

...Audience experience is no longer contained to four walls.

Like you, we love finding ways to enhance audience experience and push the boundaries of storytelling. For us, using digital channels to enhance audience experience has huge potential to bring a story to life. It can connect people around the world, whether that’s using video to visualise it across a building or immersing the audience in a story through VR. It’s all moving very fast, so we have too. We set up our digital and R&D teams, to spend time developing ideas and innovative solutions with new technologies.

Ollie, Elena and Gary discuss a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Ollie discusses a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

A sectional concept sketch of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Impossible projects

...Innovation starts with understanding and a shared ambition.

We pride ourselves on taking an ambitious vision and bringing it to life, no matter how challenging it will be. Our theatrical backgrounds, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach means we are able to rise to challenges that others would find impossible. We listen, and listen again, because creating a shared ambition with all the stakeholders is vital. We challenge conventions and offer innovative designs and delivery, yes, but we always keep the creative vision at the heart of what we do. We are there with you, from concept to opening night.

The team at work in the London studio.

Ollie discusses a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Our story

...Pushing the boundaries of storytelling and music making.

We began, two decades ago, as a team of four knowing we wanted to do it differently. Tired of seeing cookie-cutter solutions in arts buildings, we knew that by bringing together the best people from different production disciplines, we could create inspirational, bespoke performance spaces. We are now over 70 talented individuals across six international studios working with more types of space than ever. Now that the virtual landscape is merging with the physical, we take our projects in ever new and diverse directions and continue to love finding new ways to make them amazing.

An early concept sketch for Baltimore Center Stage

Elina works with the Digital team to explore the design of the seating rake at Sadler's Wells East.

Andy road tests a new AR application developed in-house.

An exterior render of the The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (render: REX / Luxigon)

Digital disruption

...Audience experience is no longer contained to four walls.

Like you, we love finding ways to enhance audience experience and push the boundaries of storytelling. For us, using digital channels to enhance audience experience has huge potential to bring a story to life. It can connect people around the world, whether that’s using video to visualise it across a building or immersing the audience in a story through VR. It’s all moving very fast, so we have too. We set up our digital and R&D teams, to spend time developing ideas and innovative solutions with new technologies.

Ollie, Elena and Gary discuss a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Ollie discusses a model of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Impossible projects

...Innovation starts with understanding and a shared ambition.

We pride ourselves on taking an ambitious vision and bringing it to life, no matter how challenging it will be. Our theatrical backgrounds, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach means we are able to rise to challenges that others would find impossible. We listen, and listen again, because creating a shared ambition with all the stakeholders is vital. We challenge conventions and offer innovative designs and delivery, yes, but we always keep the creative vision at the heart of what we do. We are there with you, from concept to opening night.

A sectional concept sketch of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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