Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name Andy Hayles
Qualifications BA (Hons) English and Drama, Sheffield University
Practice Charcoalblue
Location London, UK
Membership ABTT, IoTC, SPAB
Background 14 years in theatre consultancy, a further 6 years as a practitioner.  Founder of Charcoalblue Ltd.
Experience
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon (with Bennetts Architects) Due to open in 2010, this new 1,000 seat thrust-stage theatre will build on the RSC Courtyard Theatre’s success and provide a unique home for Shakespeare.
Young Vic Theatre, London (with Haworth Tompkins Architects) Acclaimed as the best value theatre project in the lottery era, this three theatre complex opened in 2005 and was a Stirling Prize short-listed nominee.
National Theatre, London (with Haworth Tompkins Architects) Having opened the National Theatre’s Studio complex in 2007, Charcoalblue have been appointed to the National Theatre’s Redevelopment Project.
Siobhan Davies Dance Studios (with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects) A fabulous dance studio and rehearsal complex in South London. Hugh Pearman from the Sunday Times stated that ‘Money was tight - but I have rarely seen it better or more joyfully spent’.
Camden Roundhouse (with John McAslan Architects) London’s Rock and Roll road house in a found space now boasts technical facilities that it always deserved.
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 Yes
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops Yes
Box office
Other Safety in operation, and overall theatre planning advice
Contact E-mail andy@charcoalblue.com
Website www.charcoalblue.com