Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name Ian Albery
Qualifications

Apprenticed (1957) to Resident Stage Manager, New Theatre, Oxford

Practice Théâtre Entente
Location France & UK
Membership SOLT (Hon), ABTT (Hon), IoTC, Equity.
Background DSM ‘Westside Story’, HM’s Theatre, 1958; Chief Electrician ‘American Ballet Theatre Co’ (Western Europe & Russia), 1959/60; Stage or Production Manager for over 50 West End productions, 1961/70; Producer or Co-Producer for 28 West End productions, 1976/84. President: Society of London Theatre 1977/79; Trustee: The Theatres Trust 1977/96. CEO: Wyndham Theatres Ltd, Theatre of Comedy and Sadler’s Wells Trust.
Experience

Albery Theatre, London (1966)

Specification early electric flying hoist system (seating capacity: 900)

Gulbenkian Grande Auditorio, Lisbon (1970)

Design and specification stage facilities for 1000 seat Concert Hall & Dance Theatre

Whitehall Theatre, London (1986)

Restoration of Art Deco theatre; awarded Grade 2 listed status on completion; 650 seat capacity

Former Royalty, renamed Peacock Theatre, London (1996)

Business planning for LSE and restoration as dual Lecture Hall (LSE)/1,000 seat Dance Theatre (programmed by Sadlers Wells)

Rebuilding of Sadler’s Wells Theatre (1,600 seats) & Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre (300 seats) (1995-98)

£32 million Dance Theatre complex: Architect’s brief and theatre design consultant for the entire rebuilding project in association with Carr & Angier as theatre equipment consultants
Areas of consultancy undertaken
Business Planning Yes
Feasibility study Yes
Brief preparation Yes
Auditorium design Yes
Seating & sightlines Yes
Stage Lighting Yes
Stage Sound and Communications  
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops  
Box office Yes
Other Theatre Management
Contact E-mail ian.albery@gmail.com
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