Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide by Association Of British Theatre TechniciansTheatre Buildings: A Design Guide by Association Of British Theatre Technicians

Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide

byAssociation Of British Theatre Technicians, Anne MinorsEditorJudith Strong

Hardcover | July 21, 2010

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The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space.Theatre Buildings ' a design guideis its successor.

Written and illustrated by a highly experienced team of international theatre designers and practitioners, it retains the practical approach of the original while extending the scope to take account of the development of new technologies, new forms of presentation, changing expectations, and the economic and social pressures which require every part of the theatre to be as productive as possible.

The book takes the reader through the whole process of planning and designing a theatre. It looks in detail at each area of the building: front of house, auditorium, backstage, and administrative offices. It gives specific guidance on sightlines, acoustics, stage engineering, lighting, sound and video, auditorium and stage formats. Aspects such as catering, conference and education use are also covered.

The information is supplemented by twenty-eight case studies, selected to provide examples which range in size, style and format and to cover new buildings, renovations, conversions, temporary and found space. The studies include Den Norsk, Oslo; The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis; The Liceu, Barcelona; Les Bouffes du Nord, Paris; The RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford on Avon; and the MTC Theatre in Melbourne. All have plans and sections drawn to 1:500 scale.

The book contains around 100 high quality full colour images as well as over 60 specially drawn charts and diagrams explaining formats, relationships and technical details.

Tim Fosteris the senior partner in Tim Foster Architects. He is a council member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, chairman of the ABTT Theatre Planning Committee and represents the UK on the OISTAT Architecture Commission. He is a board member of the Tricycle Theatre Company in London.Andy Haylesis Managing Director o...
Title:Theatre Buildings: A Design GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.9 × 8.7 × 0.9 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415548942

ISBN - 13:9780415548946


Table of Contents

1. Preliminary Planning  2. Broad Principles  3. Front of House  4. Auditorium Design  5. The Stage and Stage Machinery  6. Lighting, Sound and Video  7. Back Stage Provision  8. Additional Spaces  9. Restoration, Conversion and Improvement of Existing Buildings