Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name Matt Atwood
Qualifications M.A. Cantab, Ph.D C.Eng
Practice Arup Venue Consulting
Location London
Membership ABTT, ALD, PSA, IET (Associate), STC (Associate), SPAB, RICS (student)
Background 15 years as practitioner: Production Manager; Draftsman; Lighting Designer.
Experience

Barbican Theatre BITE Seasons, London (2000 - 2007)

Design and specification of performance arena and seating layouts for a wide variety of internationally sourced productions requiring bespoke solutions in the Barbican Centre, and other found spaces.

Cross District Community Cultural Centre, Hong Kong (2010; ongoing)

Detailed design of versatile courtyard theatre within multi-space venue.

Comedy Theatre, London (completion: 2010)

Design and Historic Buildings Statement and full recording report and survey for English Heritage assessment.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2006) Technical consultancy for auditoria and backstage facilities for redevelopment of Barbican ‘old fire station’ site.

English National Opera (1995 - 2001)

Design, specification and project management of ENO Works Studio; Coliseum production manager (sets) and draftsman; Baylis Programme and Opera Studio production manager and lighting designer (variety of external venues & found spaces).
Areas of consultancy undertaken
Business Planning
Feasibility study Yes
Brief preparation Yes
Auditorium design Yes
Seating & sightlines Yes
Stage Lighting Yes
Stage Sound and Communications  
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops Yes
Box office
Other Historical building survey and recording
Contact E-mail matt@theatreplan.co.uk
Website www.theatreplan.co.uk