Charcoalblue is the world’s leading theatre design consultancy. Founded in 2004, they have grown to a team of more than fifty working across five international studios including London, Bristol, Glasgow, New York and Melbourne.
As the theatre consultants, acousticians and digital designers of choice for many of the country’s leading architects and theatre companies, our UK portfolio includes 7 auditoria for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2 auditoria for the National Theatre as well as new spaces for ENO, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House. Our North American projects include the new Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in NY, and two auditoria in Chicago – one for Steppenwolf and one for Chicago Shakespeare. Charcoalblue have 12 major projects due to complete across the world in 2017.
Cutting-edge collaborations such as Siobhan Davies Dance, Graeae, T2, St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York, the Donmar Warehouse, Oval House and La Mama continue to diversify our portfolio.
Our unique collaborative approach and relentless attention to detail has won us awards, ecstatic reviews from the theatrical and architectural press and, most importantly, praise from our theatres’ performers, technicians and audiences. Despite our growth, we remain grounded in theatre practice and performance, and are still driven by a passion for all types of performing arts projects, big or small, new-build or refurbishment.