Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

 1.     PUTTING ON A SHOW BUILDING

The Players

 2.     DOING YOUR HOMEWORK

Making It Happen

Decide What You Want Your Facility to Do

Budget

Expectations

Educate Your Design Team

Stay Involved

3.     ASSEMBLING YOUR TEAM

Selecting the Architect

Selecting the Theater Consultant

Selecting the Acoustician

RFQ’s

Interviews

RFP’s

 4.     TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION

If You Build It They Will Come

Design-Bid-Construction

Fast-Track

Design/Build

New Construction

Renovation/Addition

Codes

Construction Financing

5.     THE DESIGN PROCESS

A Quick History of Theater Design

The Paper Trail

Programming and Pre-Design

Schematic Design

Design Development

Construction Documents

Bidding

Value Engineering

Design Around the World

Mexico , South America and Spain

United Kingdom and Australia

United Kingdom

Australia

European Union

France

Belgium

Germany

Asia

 6.     BUILDING THE THEATER

Construction

RFI’s

Change Orders

Shop Drawings

Site Visits

Systems Inspection and Commissioning

Punch Lists

 7.     THEATRICAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

How to Buy The Gear

The Players

Lighting

Rigging

Seating

Sound

Stage Machinery

FFE

 8.     THE STAGE

Shape, Size And Construction

Stage Floor

Wings

Storage

Technical Circulation

 9.     BACKSTAGE

Dressing Rooms

Rehearsal Rooms

Scene Shop

Paint Shop

Costume Shop

Wardrobe Shop

Properties Shop

Lighting/Sound Shop

Technical Offices

Green Room

Dimmer Room

Amplifier Room

Loading Dock

Stage Door

 10.    AUDITORIUM

Seating and Sightlines

Public Circulation

ADA

Sound and Light Locks

Control Booths

Stage Lighting Positions

House Lighting

 11.        LOBBY

House Manager’s Office

First Aid Room/Stations

Ushers

Concessions

Catering

Food and Beverage

His and Hers

Coat Check

Entry Vestibule

Public Circulation

Box Office

FOH Storage

 12.     ADMINISTRATION

 13.     OUTSIDE THE BUILDING

Marquee/Signs

Poster Boxes

Landscaping/Seating

Drive-Through

Parking

Emergency Access

 14.    PHYSICAL PLANT

 GLOSSARY

 PICTURE CREDITS

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Periodicals

ORGANIZATIONS

VENDORS

Lighting

Rigging

Sound

Seating

Miscellaneous

 INDEX

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