Charcoalblue's Journey with Icon of the Seas

Charcoalblue's Journey with Icon of the Seas

Charcoalblue at the Stage Awards

Charcoalblue at the Stage Awards

The Old Campus Courtyard of Yale University. Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale to Move Forward with New Dramatic Arts Building

Celebrating Charcoalblue's Project Openings for 2023

Celebrating Charcoalblue's Project Openings for 2023

Ian Stickland makes the Inavate EMEA 40 Under 40 List

Ian Stickland makes the Inavate EMEA 40 Under 40 List

Charcoalblue Theatre Consulting's First Project Opening in New Zealand - Papa Hou x The Kind Foundation

Charcoalblue Theatre Consulting's First Project Opening in New Zealand - Papa Hou x The Kind Foundation

RIBA Journal Rising Star Award

RIBA Journal Rising Star Award

Beloved Bristol Beacon Reopens After Dramatic Renovation

Beloved Bristol Beacon Reopens After Dramatic Renovation

Erin, Russell, and Julian Present at VAPAC 2023 in Australia

Theatre Consulting Insights from Charcoalblue at VAPAC 2023 in Australia

Boston approves plans for The David E. and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity & Performance Home of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University

Boston approves plans for The David E. and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity & Performance Home of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University

A spacious wooden hall with a vaulted ceiling showcasing exposed metal trusses and stage lighting equipment. The hall features large arched windows with intricate stained glass designs, allowing natural light to filter in and highlight the wood grain walls. Three individuals stand conversing in the center, on the polished wooden floor, lending scale to the grandeur of the interior space.

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre Opening

PAC NYC in the News

PAC NYC in the News

Aviva Studios Opens in Manchester

Aviva Studios Opens in Manchester

Charcoalblue at ITEAC '23 Australia

Charcoalblue at ITEAC '23 Australia

Charcoalblue's Global Statement of Values

Charcoalblue's Global Statement of Values

"The most glamorous civic building to land in New York in years."

"The most glamorous civic building to land in New York in years."

Geelong Arts Centre is Open!

Geelong Arts Centre is Open!

Charcoalblue 2023 RIBA Award Winners

Charcoalblue 2023 RIBA Award Winners

Rendering depicts a ground-level view of the planned new Doris Duke Theatre, viewed from a perspective right outside the Perles Family Studio. The new building will feature two lobbies with sliding doors, which will create multiple entrances and exits to the building. The lobby on the west side of the new Duke is visible in this image.

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Building Plans For the Reimagined Doris Duke Theatre

Announcing our Bay Area Studio

Announcing our Bay Area Studio

Earth Day 2023: Sustainability Stories

Earth Day 2023: Sustainability Stories

Carbon Literacy at Charcoalblue

Carbon Literacy at Charcoalblue

Charcoalblue at the 2023 Civic Trust Awards

Charcoalblue at the 2023 Civic Trust Awards

Charcoalblue Experience Grow Board and Leadership with Seven Key Promotions in 2023

Charcoalblue Experience Grow Board and Leadership with Seven Key Promotions in 2023

Charcoalblue Projects in the 2023 RIBA London Awards Shortlist

Charcoalblue Projects in the 2023 RIBA London Awards Shortlist

Charcoalblue 2023 Sketched

Charcoalblue 2023 Sketched

Charcoalblue 2022 Review

Charcoalblue 2022 Review

Charcoalblue is a Silver Accredited Carbon Literate Organisation

Charcoalblue is a Silver Accredited Carbon Literate Organisation

New London Architecture Awards 2022

New London Architecture Awards 2022

Jacob’s Pillow Announces $10M Gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Build a Reimagined Doris Duke Theatre

Jacob’s Pillow Announces $10M Gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to Build a Reimagined Doris Duke Theatre

Charcoalblue is a Bronze Accredited Carbon Literate Organization

Charcoalblue is a Bronze Accredited Carbon Literate Organization

Delivering Sustainable Acoustic Performance at the Science Museum’s new Technician’s Gallery

Delivering Sustainable Acoustic Performance at the Science Museum’s new Technician’s Gallery

World Vegetarian Day - The Charcoalblue Cookbook: Plant-Based Edition

World Vegetarian Day - The Charcoalblue Cookbook: Plant-Based Edition

An orchestra play on the stage at the Hall for Cornwall venue

BBC Proms at Hall for Cornwall

Announcing Charcoalblue Promotions

Announcing Charcoalblue Promotions

Earth Day 2022: Carbon Literacy

Earth Day 2022: Carbon Literacy

Exterior view of the Polka Theatre at dusk with lights on inside and the theatre name lit in red lighting

Polka Theatre and Theatre Peckham Winners at 2022 Offies Awards

Portrait of Max Fordham on cream background.

A note from Andy Hayles on the passing of Max Fordham

Production photo from the 2021 London production of Cabaret. On the left, the Emcee wearing a beige tank top and brown pants; Sally on the left in a green fur coat.

Charcoalblue transforms London’s Playhouse Theatre into Cabaret's Kit Kat Club

Massey Hall's white ceiling with its iconic Moorish-style archway details and three stained glass windows

Massey Hall in the News

Steppenwolf Exterior at dusk from the south

Praise for Steppenwolf's New In-the-Round Theatre

Jacinda Ardern in Green Jacket at Waikato Regional Theatre sod turning event

Waikato Regional Theatre Sod Turning Ceremony with Special Guest Jacinda Ardern

...If we go back to our first brief, it was for a theatre where people would feel comfortable throwing tomatoes. And we hope we’ve done that in that it’s a space that belongs to its community; it’s theirs.

Hall for Cornwall Architect Aidan Ridyard

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[Hall for Cornwall] Creative Director Julian Boast said: 'We have squeezed every little bit of space we have to be able to do something new and exciting...but the new auditorium will be the beating heart of what we do.'

BBC

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A $28 million restoration project will transform the crumbling [Ramova] theater into a live entertainment space, restaurant and brewery.

Block Club Chicago

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Future plans for Athenaeum renovations include newly designed black box studios, working with Charcoalblue, whose hands have been all over Chicago theaters, including Steppenwolf Theater Company’s new theater...

Chicago Tribune

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Streaming is working like a great long trailer for the live event. You get to see it and enjoy it from the comfort of your home but it makes you want to be there next time.

Andy Hayles, OISTAT Panel: What Makes a Successful Performing Arts Building?

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The auditorium itself was remodelled with input from theatre consultants Charcoalblue to create wider seats, better legroom and improved sightlines.

Dezeen, on the Theatre Royal Drury Lane renovation

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JUNETEENTH

JUNETEENTH

Massey Hall, closed since 2018 for extensive renovations of the 127-year-old venue, has now officially announced the [Gordon] Lightfoot concerts and much more.

Chris Young, The Globe and Mail

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Charcoalblue introduces Environmental Impact Pledge 2021

Charcoalblue introduces Environmental Impact Pledge 2021

Little Island...with an amphitheater and dramatic views, opens on Hudson River Park.

Michael Kimmelman, New York Times

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Rising in a pandemic: Steppenwolf’s new theater campus is a $54 million bet on returning to normalcy.

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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Jenni has witnessed the good and bad of venue design and now contributes her valuable experience to the collaborative powerhouse of multi-award-winning theater consultancy, Charcoalblue

Strand Magazine

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We look instead at ways that buildings can react more quickly to events,” said Clemeth Abercrombie, studio principal at Charcoalblue in Chicago. In other words, the key is flexibility. “Not designing specifically for the biology of COVID.

Chicago Trib

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Liverpool Everyman seeks to achieve Net Zero Carbon Status

Liverpool Everyman seeks to achieve Net Zero Carbon Status

Charcoalblue wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Charcoalblue wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Bloomingdale School of Music's David Greer Recital Hall, with black folding chairs, blue curtains on the far right and a piano with a woven ceiling treatment and lights

Bloomingdale School of Music on George to the Rescue

Performance Buildings in a Post-Pandemic World

Performance Buildings in a Post-Pandemic World

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Gingerbread Theatre is the Sweetest!

Gingerbread Theatre is the Sweetest!

Boulevard Theatre Celebrates the Art Deco glamour of Soho

Wallpaper

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Helping young people explore issues of gender through drama

Helping young people explore issues of gender through drama

Our New York Studio Principal Jerad Schomer is featured in Theatres Magazine summer edition with the article 'Blurred Lines' - check it out here

Theatres Magazine

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Charcoalblue welcomes new Partners and looks to future growth

Charcoalblue welcomes new Partners and looks to future growth

Celebration as nine Charcoalblue Projects win RIBA Awards across the UK

Celebration as nine Charcoalblue Projects win RIBA Awards across the UK

Sergison Bates wins international race for Belgian theatre quarter

Architect's Journal

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West 8, Solid Objectives, and Charcoalblue selected as the winning team of the master plan competition for Artpark in Lewiston, NY.

Niagara Frontier Publications

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Mark Lovell is announced 'Graduate of the Month' at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Mark Lovell is announced 'Graduate of the Month' at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

American Repertory Theater appoints Haworth Tompkins, Charcoalblue and Boston-based ARC to design the Future Home on Harvard University’s Allston Campus

A.R.T

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"I was 31 years old and pitching a project to the Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director and chief exec in her north London kitchen!" says Gavin Green of Charcoalblue

Dezeen

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The world's most advanced revolving theatre to launch in late 2019

The world's most advanced revolving theatre to launch in late 2019

Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic Theatre Communications Group Carbon Literate Orginisation - Silver
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