THEATRES
AND
PERFORMING
ARTS
CENTERS


THEATRES <BR>AND <BR>PERFORMING<br>ARTS<br>CENTERS

WHATS
YOUR
VISION?

Architects are often seen as the artists of the A/E/C industry. Our passion for the arts extends beyond our career choice and bleeds into our personal lives as many of us are also craftsmen and creatives in our free time. This is certainly true for our firm, as many of our team members are patrons and participators specifically in the performing arts arena. This background gives as a unique passion when designing facilities that require technical expertise as well as creative understanding of theatre arts. Whether you’re a small theatre company looking to expand your seating or a school district envisioning an brand new performing arts facility, we have the right team with the right talent and passion for your project.

APPROACH
TO
THEATRE
DESIGN

Approach & Methodology

Our approach to design is based on collaborating with your theatre company to first identify the creative objectives and the details of the programs to be incorporated. This goes beyond just a listing of spaces. It includes creating a vision of how rehearsal, acting and performing will most effectively occur. It requires that we understand the goals of your theatre, staff, community, and the needs of your company both now and in the future.

NEXT STEPS

  • 01.

    Identifying & Prioritizing Needs

  • 02.

    Categorizing Priorities

  • 03.

    Formal Design & Cost Estimate

  • 04.

    Final Scope Approval

EXPERIENCE

From modernizations and historical renovations to new, large-scale auditoriums, Ruhnau Clarke Architects has over 70 years of theatre design, black box, and performing arts experience. Our design approach has helped our clients’ programs flourish and their actors excel in the arts. Clients such as: South Coast Repertory, The Laguna Playhouse, A Noise Within, Chance Theatre, and numerous school districts.