Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name David Ludlam
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Electrical & Electronic
Engineering
Practice Theatreplan LLP
Location London, UK
Membership CEng, MIET, ABTT
Background Control and software engineer; Engineering Manager for Royal Shakespeare Company (14 years)
Experience
Sydney Opera House (2004 - present) Numerous projects for this iconic venue including stage machinery replacement in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (on-site May 2017), Drama Theatre feasibility study, site-wide stage management system, IPTV system and safety audits.
Barbican Centre (2010 - present) Replacement of the Theatre grid and power flying system and upgrades of the Concert Hall rigging, piano lift and stage risers.
Helsinki City Theatre (2014 - present) Stage machinery replacement in the Large and Small Theatres including large revolve with embedded stage elevators.

Operaen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2004)

A world class Opera house with extensive power flying, fully automated wagon system and multiple stage and orchestra elevators.

Grand Theatre & Opera House,
Leeds (2006)

Refurbishment including first full power flying system outside London, new orchestra elevator and seating wagons and a 32-ton truck lift for cab and trailer with 6m travel.
Areas of consultancy undertaken
Business Planning
Feasibility study Yes
Brief preparation Yes
Auditorium design Yes
Seating & sightlines  
Stage Lighting  
Stage Sound and Communications
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops Yes
Box office
Other
Contact E-mail dave@theatreplan.co.uk
Website www.theatreplan.co.uk