Institute of Theatre Consultants
member information

Name John Whitaker
Qualifications Theatre practitioner
Practice Theatreplan LLP
Location London, UK
Membership IoTC, ABTT
Background Studied engineering at Glasgow University. During the construction of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre he was involved with project planning and continued as the theatre's technical director when it opened.
Experience
The Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis,Singapore (2008) An experimental theatre with the versatility to be transformed into a whole range of stage and auditorium styles within its spherical enclosure.
The Grove Theatre,Dunstable (2007) Equipping the stage with a variable proscenium, 42 counterweight sets and a large 12 x 12m performing area.
Operaen, Copenhagen (2004) Design of production and working lighting systems and co-ordination of theatre services for a busy repertoire of opera and ballet.
Theatre at the Mill - Newtonabbey NI (2009) 400 seat proscenium theatre with a full fly tower. Retractable seating and an auditorium elevator allows a rapid turn around between seated audience and flat floor configuration.

St James Theatre, London (2012)

312 seat auditorium and studio space for 100 seated or 150 standing. The lack of over-stage space required innovative solutions for rigging over the flexible stage area.
Areas of consultancy undertaken
Business Planning
Feasibility study Yes
Brief preparation
Auditorium design
Seating & sightlines
Stage Lighting Yes
Stage Sound and Communications Yes
Stage Machinery Yes
Workshops Yes
Box office
Other
Contact E-mail john@theatreplan.co.uk
Website www.theatreplan.co.uk