Complete Services for Every Performance Space

Performing arts facilities are among the most difficult building types to design. A range of variables come into play, including operational patterns, critical relationships between functions, technical necessities, and economic constraints. TCC offers an integrated approach to the complexities of the design and development process with a complete service offering tailored to each of our client’s needs and budget.

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Programming and Conceptual Design

  • Building space programs
  • Bubble diagrams indicating functional adjacencies
  • Individual room data sheets
  • Conceptual design of performance and ancillary spaces
  • Order of magnitude cost projections


Theatre Planning

  • Functional planning of front-of-house public spaces and back-of-house support facilities
  • Layout of performance and production spaces
  • Detailed design of studio theatres, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, control rooms, grids, catwalks, orchestra pits, and stage floor construction

Auditorium Design

  • Detailed design and shaping of auditorium and stage
  • Seating layouts
  • Sightline analyses
  • ADA accommodation


Performance System Design

  • Preliminary performance equipment outlines and budgets
  • Heat and electrical loading reports
  • Structural loading reports
  • Design and commissioning of performance systems, including;
    • performance lighting systems
    • auditorium and backstage lighting
    • performance architectural lighting
    • architectural lighting control
    • performance rigging – manual and motorized
    • motorized lifts
    • performance draperies
    • performance sound reinforcement
    • audio and video relay to backstage and lobby
    • paging systems
    • intercom systems
    • assistive listening systems
    • Stage Manager’s control systems
    • A/V presentation systems
    • auditorium seating
    • telescopic seating units
    • pipe grids and tension-wire grids
    • adjustable acoustic devices
    • orchestra shells
    • stage platforms and equipment

Life Cycle Analysis

  • Focus on sustainability for the future
  • Assess existing equipment and develop a capital plan
  • Life cycle analysis of performance equipment
  • Budget projections for maintenance, repair and replacement of critical systems
  • Detailed reporting to aid in fundraising campaigns and donor presentations