Acoustical Experience: Theatres and Performance Spaces

  • Performance Facilities Acoustics
  • Performance Facilities Acoustics

About This Project

Performance spaces for music and drama demand excellent clarity of sound resulting from exact control of beneficial sound reflections, elimination of compromising echoes and spurious noise from external sources and building services not only for the audience but also, and equally importantly, for the performers.

The firm’s experience includes many landmark facilities including:

Bell Centre for the Performing Arts

Surrey, BC
Full acoustical design for an 1100-seat community theatre, including exterior noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control, and variable room acoustics for music and drama. Opened to critical acclaim in 2002.


Calgary Arts Commons

Calgary, AB
Theatre acoustics and noise control condition assessment for 11 existing venues, including five theatres and four concert/rehearsal halls.


Grande Praire Regional College Auditorium

Grand Prairie, AB
Noise isolation, mechanical noise control and room acoustic for this 600-seat auditorium.


Maple Ridge Performing Arts Centre

Maple Ridge, BC
Design for room acoustics, noise isolation and mechanical system noise control for a 500-seat community theatre, a multi-purpose studio theatre and associate back and front of house facilities.


Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby South Secondary School

Burnaby, BC
Acoustics and noise isolation design for a 700-seat community theatre forming part of a secondary school complex.


Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, AB
Comprehensive acoustical design for 250-seat recital hall and recording studio with variable acoustics, 70-seat chamber music hall and 16 teaching/practice studios in a very cost effective wood frame building.


Surrey Arts Centre Addition

Surrey, BC
Full acoustical design services for the addition of a studio/rehearsal theatre, gallery space and visual arts studios to the existing Arts Centre. Critical aspects of the work were noise isolation, ventilation noise control, and room acoustics.


Terry Fox Community Theatre

Coquitlam, BC
Full acoustical design services for a 350-seat multi-function community theatre. Features include an orchestra pit, sculptured side walls and the ability to divide the theatre into three acoustically isolated teaching areas.


Timms Centre for the Arts

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Comprehensive design and recommendations for room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC systems noise and vibration control for the 250-seat theatre, studio theatre, rehearsal hall and back stage workshops.


University of Victoria Theatre Building

Victoria, BC
Room acoustics and noise control for the drama faculty, including a 200 seat proscenium theatre, a 200-seat thrust theatre, a studio theatre and associated support and back of house facilities.


Yukon Place Arts Centre

Whitehorse, Yukon
Design of room acoustics for main performing arts theatre, studio theatre, art galleries, HVAC system noise control and isolation between adjacent critical spaces.

A/V System, Building Services Noise & Vibration, Commissioning, High Performance Acoustics, Music Acoustics, Odeon / EASE Modelling, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Theatre Acoustics, Vibration Isolation