Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson

Senior Consultant

Ben provides consultancy in all aspects of theatre design, specialising in auditorium design and planning, seating, sightlines and accessibility.

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Ben trained as an architect and has more than eight years’ experience in auditorium design and theatre planning, and has worked on a number of notable venues in the UK and abroad. His experience also includes five years’ experience as an architectural assistant, with firms including Make Architects, working on a large range of jobs in the UK, Middle East and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining Charcoalblue, Ben spent ten years’ as an assistant theatre set designer for acclaimed designers Johan Engels and Peter Davison.

Ben’s consultancy work with us includes the Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, LAMDA and Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp.

Ben builds a model in the studio.

Ben holds the Stirling Prize awarded to the Everyman Theatre

Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic ITEAC Theatres Trust Theatre Communications Group
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