Bristol Studio Principal
Steve is responsible for the day to day operations and business development of our Bristol Studio in liaison with the UK senior management team. Steve also provides project management and consultancy on all aspects of theatre design.
Steve brings to Charcoalblue over thirty years of experience working in technical theatre. After roles as a Chief Electrician, a Lighting Designer and a Production Manager he worked as a Project Engineer for Lighting Systems International working on projects including the Malaysian National Theatre.
Prior to joining Charcoalblue Steve worked with Carr & Angier and then Anne Minors Performance Consultants (now SSV) where he was responsible for the design of their projects’ technical systems.
Steve is Secretary of the Institute of Theatre Consultants and was a member of the Editorial Board for 2014’s International Theatre Engineering & Architecture Conference.
His consultancy work for Charcoalblue includes the new home for the Manchester International Festival, The Factory as well as the Astana World Expo and the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, New York.
Steve hosts some of the Bristol studio for a summer barbeque in 2017.
Prior to joining Charcoalblue, Steve worked on a number of notable projects including the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
Steve also worked on the acclaimed Koerner Hall in Toronto.
What's the greatest lesson you've learnt as a Theatre Consultant?
Theatres are very complex buildings, we have to ensure that no one in the team loses sight of the these buildings are there to help with the creation of great performances and to ensure that the audiences get the most out of them that they can.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
I started doing the lighting for school plays and I haven’t stopped working in the performing arts since! I feel privileged to have worked throughout the UK and in more than 30 countries across the world.
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
A feeling of community and a sense that anything is possible
Cedars Hall’s 400-seat concert space shares a robust materiality and sense of being grounded in its location.
Denys Lasdun’s icon remains a brilliantly composed homage to Epidaurus.