Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name Giles Favell
Qualifications

LAMDA DIP. 37 years professional theatre experience

Practice Independent
Location London, UK
Membership IoTC, ABTT
Background Stage Management in regional theatre, Production Manager at LAMDA and RADA, Principal Designer at Steeldeck, and Senior Consultant (Stage Engineering) at Charcoalblue. Patents for various inventions.
Experience
The Round (Duke’s Playhouse), Lancaster, UK (2009)

Complete design of auditorium structure and seating giving 25% increase in capacity

National Theatre, London, UK (2014) NT Future Project. Seating design for the new Dorfman Theatre, including the new ‘Seat Boxes’
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, UK (2014) New Build, with state-of-the-art flying systems - rolling, de-mountable lighting bridges and adjustable/demountable proscenium arch
Tobacco Factory Theatre, UK (2013) A new auditorium with eight designed formats, a 20% increase in capacity and greatly improved sight-lines and comfort.
Stratford-upon-Avon Civic Hall, UK (2013) A cutting edge installation of ten mobile, tapered (in plan) retractable seating units, enabling theatre-in-the-round, End Stage, Thrust, all speedily re-configurable
Areas of consultancy undertaken
Business Planning
Feasibility study Yes
Brief preparation Yes
Auditorium design Yes
Seating & sightlines Yes
Stage Lighting
Stage Sound and Communications
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops Yes
Box office
Other Retractable seating, stage solutions etc.
Contact E-mail giles@gilesfavell.com
Website www.gilesfavell.com