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Where Entertainment Meets Innovation

We translate the language of performing arts into every aspect of venue design and construction

Grossmont Community College Performing Arts Theatre

Creating a venue that works for everyone, at every level of the art and operations is the Everest of performance space design

Balancing artistic, functional, and technical requirements with fiscal 
responsibility is hard. Building an iconic performance space that encourages the exchange of energy and emotion between people is even harder.

 

We bridge the gap between the art forms and the design team, helping 
identify what you actually need to create a superb performance space.

 

Here are 3 ways we do it:

Creativity

Find the "yes" to your creative 
vision, while protecting the project
and the budget.

Collaboration

We work with all your key players to 
develop the design and manage the 
details through every stage.

Connection

Manage the design details to create a performance space that connects 
artists to the audience.

From $10 Million to $100 Million Projects

We're Your Theatre Sherpa

®

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Look, creating superb performance spaces is never a blue-sky, do-what-you-want type of deal. 


There are always budget limitations, challenges, and requirements that must be met.  Always.


With more than 360+ projects and decades of experience under our belts, we know how to dance with adversity and still embrace the creative process.


We guide you and your key players through every step of the planning, design, and construction process so you have the expertise to meet performance requirements and exceed expectations.

TheatreDNA Company Statistics

150+
Architects

360+
Performance
Spaces

600+
Opening Nights

30+
Countries

1
Marionette Theatre

 

We’re not just experienced theatre design consultants, we're entertainment professionals

Collectively, we've worked in almost every form of live performance. 
And we’re driven to help create spaces that continue the arts’ role in 
bringing people together, engaging the person, the community, and the world.

TheatreDNA Team

Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson

Founding Principal

Benton Delinger

Benton Delinger

Founding Principal

Ryan Mueller

Ryan Mueller

Producing / Planning / Performance Equipment Design

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Alex Hargis

Business Development /
Operations and Planning

Diego Rodrigues

Diego Rodrigues

Associate Designer
 

Gail Heinrich

Gail Heinrich

Financial Manager
 

Lars Klein

Lars Klein

Project Management / Performance Equipment  Design

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Ericka Delgado

Associate Designer /BIM Manager

Jennifer Heard

Jennifer Heard

Proposal Manager
 

Sophie

Sophie

Guest Relations /
Floor Cleaning

Keith Gerchak

Keith Gerchak

Theatre Design
& Planning

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Aaron Black

Production Design /Performance System Planning

Tanya Gillette

Tanya Gillette

Production Coordinator
 

Klem

Klem

Bone Inventory Management / Ball Collection

Calhoun Community College | ACA Studio Theatre

Without Theatre DNA's knowledge, communication skills and experience with large building projects, we would not have been successful in fulfilling our vision. They took our ideas and made them better. They didn't just make the experience a success, they made it enjoyable. We wouldn't take on another project without them.

--William Godsley, Calhoun Community College

Collaboration

Throughout the careers of our principals and team, we’ve had the great pleasure of working with many different architects, including some of the most creative and celebrated design professionals in the world.

Aedas
Ayers Saint Gross Architects
Barton Myers Associates
BNIM Architects
Callison
David M. Swartz Architects
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ennead Architects
Fentress Architects
Frederick Fisher and Partners
Foster + Partners
Friis + Moltke
GBBN
Gehry Partners
Gensler
Gruen Associates
H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company
Herzog & de Meuron
HGA
Hodgetts & Fung Architects
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
Kendall/Heaton Associates
KPMB Architects
Levin and Associates
Live Design Group

LPA

Manica Architecture

Michael Maltzan Architecture

Moore Ruble Yudell

OMA

Pei Partnership Architects

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Perkins + Will

Perkins Eastman

Pfeiffer Partners

Rafael Viñoly Architects

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

REX Architecture

Richard Meier & Partners

Safdie Architects

SANAA

Semple Brown Design

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart

Snøhetta

TVS Design

William Rawn Associates

Wilson Butler Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zeidler Partnership Architects

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Avoid costly errors with expert insights and
inspiration from start to finish

Grossmont College Perfoming Arts Theatre

Create Superb Performance Spaces