We design extraordinary spaces

When you’re in an amazing performance space, you can feel it. Theatre Projects knows how to create performance spaces that come alive. 

We speak the languages of construction, design, and the arts. From visioning through design and construction, we provide advice on planning and design decisions that affect the art, the architecture, how the performance technology functions, and how artists and audience will use each space. 

Working closely with clients, users, architects, and builders, we apply our experience of what makes a dynamic performance space—intimacy, density, flexibility, and simplicity—to create extraordinary spaces.

Our acousticians are designing with zero carbon emissions in mind

At Theatre Projects, we’ve been at the forefront of environmentally conscious design—from incorporating natural light to material and product selections that are renewable, reusable, or repurposed. In the early 2010s, we led the industry in adopting LED lighting in performance spaces, designing three of the first venues to have LED fixtures— New Orleans Jazz Museum, Kennedy Center Theater Lab, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Susan and John Hess Family Theater and Gallery.

But now we’re thinking even bigger—beyond lighting, flooring, drapery, and windows to the buildings themselves and their carbon footprints. Like many building types, performance spaces are typically built of concrete. But cement, the main ingredient in concrete, has a massive carbon footprint. From the air pollution caused by quarrying to the chemical process used to make CO2, cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to think tank Chatham House.

Chase Center—a new home for the Golden State Warriors and for entertainment!

More than seven years after the Golden State Warriors announced they were building a new home, Chase Center recently opened its doors to an excited crowd for its inaugural event—a sold-out concert where Metallica shared the stage with the San Francisco Symphony. 

Theatre Projects helped design this new facility to be more than a new home for the NBA Championship-winning team—it’s also a one-stop premier sports and entertainment destination in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

Looking for work? We're hiring in our Connecticut and Denver offices!

We’re an exciting company and always looking for new team members with theatre, architecture, or engineering backgrounds. Are you dedicated, hard-working, and fun? Let's see if we're a good fit.

Meet our newest project manager, Michael Lindauer!

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Michael Lindauer. He’s an industry veteran, having already worked in the theatre consulting, architectural lighting design, and audiovisual consulting industries for over 25 years.

He’ll be working on a variety of space types in his new role at Theatre Projects, all while bringing his unique specialism to our team—the planning and design of entertainment and event spaces for cruise ships. And in addition to project management, he'll also be doing some theatre equipment and audiovisual design work, as well as helping with business development.

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