Dicky Burgess is a Charcoalblue Consultant specialising in audiovisual systems.

Dicky Burgess


Dicky consults on design and specification of audio, video, data and communication systems for theatres.


+44 (0)141 280 9280


Dicky has worked professionally for over 25 years in the arts and has worked as a theatre consultant for the past 3 years.

Starting as a multi-skilled technician at St David’s Hall, Cardiff in 1996, he worked with a wide range of international orchestras and regularly operated lighting for televised events such as BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. In 2004, he became Chief Electrician at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff when it opened, overseeing a full-time staff of nine. Highlights at WMC included the Royal Variety Performance, The Ring Cycle by Mariinsky Opera of St Petersburg, WOMEX music festival, and production weeks for several number one touring musicals including Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables.

In 2014, Dicky moved to the Doctor Who Experience for BBC Studios as the Technical Operation Manager where he spent two years looking after original TARDIS consoles and Daleks.

For the past 4 years Dicky has been working as an independent technical consultant for Arts Council of Wales on a variety of projects throughout Wales. In the last 14 months, he has been working for Theatre Projects Consultants as their AV Package Manager for Warwick Arts Centre Phase 2.

As a fully qualified electrician, Dicky tests temporary electrical installations to BS7909 for a variety of companies in South Wales including ICC Wales Convention Centre. He advises on electrical testing requirements to demonstrate compliance with BS7671 and the Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. He also services Panasonic video projectors for Stage Sound Services.

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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