A Full Service Theatre Consulting Firm

TheatreDNA, the leading boutique theatre planning and design firm, is founded in Michael Ferguson and Benton Delinger's experience on both sides of the theatre design and construction process. They began their theatre consulting journey as clients, working on the design and planning of new performance and production spaces for a professional regional theatre company.


The unique experience of building a facility, from inception to completion, as the client, was followed by Michael and Benton being asked to join the world’s oldest theatre consulting firm, where they worked on hundreds of projects around the world. Nearly two decades later, they founded TheatreDNA together, continuing their now 30-year professional relationship. 

And at TheatreDNA, we’re not just theatre design consultants. We are professionals who, collectively, have worked in almost every form of live performance. We are lighting designers, stage managers, art directors, and media designers, among other things. We take pride in combining the artistry and creativity gained in real world experiences with a deep understanding of consulting, architectural, and construction disciplines to create successful performance spaces of all types. 


Our ongoing experience as working professionals in the arts, coupled with our decades of collaboration with the world’s most influential and creative architects, acousticians, and engineers, allow us to marry the different worlds we occupy in order to create engaging and dynamic spaces that connect and inspire.


Theatre or concert hall, big or small, traditional or cutting edge, educational or commercial; every production experience and project completion has informed who we are, and how we work.

We’re always looking for new and exciting challenges; we look forward to showing you our TheatreDNA.