Matt Kingslake

Consultant

Ashley Pickles, Matt Kingslake, Amy Hickson

Matt joined Theatreplan as a Performance Technology Consultant in 2016, having spent 12 years as the first Technical Manager of the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. The Grove was designed by Theatreplan and during the construction and commissioning phases, Matt took an active role in the building project and formed a close working relationship with our consultant team, gaining an insight into Theatreplan’s approach to theatre design.

Matt had originally planned to be a musician, graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Whilst there, Matt was offered a job as a casual technician in the college opera theatre. He went on to post graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and he was then recommended for a technical role with the touring company ‘Holiday on Ice’ where he garnered a huge amount of experience working on the show for eight years, in arenas across Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, and Central and South America. Initially based within their electrical department, he rose to the role of Chief Electrician for its Blue Division.  

After returning to the UK, Matt became Theatre Technician at Grimsby Auditorium and eventually became Technical Manager, where he experienced modifying the venue to make it suitable for West End shows, requiring ingenuity and flexibility to transform the space.  

Matt is currently working on the major development project at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow where his positive interactions with the client, and genuine interest in the history of the building, is helping them preserve historic elements whilst still making the venue fit-for-purpose in the 21st century. 

Current Position
Consultant

Joined Theatreplan
2016

Qualifications
GRNCM

Professional Asssociations
IoTC Associate

Relevant Projects

Glasgow-Citizens
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
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Kings Theatre Edinburgh
King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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Dunstable Grove Fly Tower
Grove Theatre, Dunstable
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About Us

Theatreplan is a specialist technical design consultancy, helping to create amazing spaces for performance, around the world.

What We Do

What We Do
We provide the complete range of venue and auditorium planning, and technical design services, including lighting, sound, stage engineering,
AV, digital and communications. We cover all stages of a project, from feasibility and concept design, right through to construction and opening night.

We help design new spaces for performance, wherever live or digital content is shown and created, from concert halls and school theatres, to cinemas and motion capture studios. We also help refurbish historic theatres, and work with some of the world’s largest and most complex performance venues to upgrade their technical facilities.

Our Approach
Your vision, for your performance space, provides the focus for our work. We will closely collaborate with you, and other specialists when working as part of a design team, so we understand what you really need from your space. We will be honest with you about what we think is achievable and the best ways to go about delivering your vision. We will suggest new ideas that may not have been considered before and discuss these ideas with you to ensure they meet your requirements.

Why Choose Theatreplan?
For over 35 years we have designed award winning performing arts venues, and re-imagined existing spaces, for clients around the world. Our specialist venue planners and auditorium designers help create beautiful, bespoke performance spaces, while our stage engineers, lighting, sound, AV and communications consultants, can provide cutting edge technical infrastructure design, having gained their knowledge and expertise through years of experience working in theatres.

We understand practitioners, and what creatives, directors, performers, and technicians need to make their performances thrill, excite and move audiences, with dynamic, flexible spaces that cater for the many and varied requirements for performance today.

We know what audiences want from a venue and how to make that a reality

We always factor in the needs of operators to ensure venues are sustainable for the future.

And we prioritise environmental sustainability throughout every stage of a project, to bring innovative solutions that support sustainable development.

We have an absolute commitment to ensuring client satisfaction and an engaging, fun, and genuinely collaborative approach to the creative process.

We can’t wait to hear about your project. Call us on +44 (0) 20 7841 0440 or get in touch via email: info@theatreplan.com

Our Team

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Michael Atkinson
Michael Atkinson
Executive Director
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Dave Ludlam
Dave Ludlam
Executive Director
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Mathew Smethurst-Evans
Mathew Smethurst-Evans
Executive Director
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Matt Kingslake
Matt Kingslake
Consultant
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Chris Needle
Chris Needle
Consultant and BIM Manager
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Chris Pye
Chris Pye
Senior Associate
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John Whitaker
John Whitaker
Founder Consultant
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Roger Fox
Roger Fox
Founder Consultant
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Kit Lerman
Kit Lerman
Consultant and Head of Audio, Video, Broadcast
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Jibril Muhammad
Jibril Muhammad
Junior Consultant
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Bosco Tan
Bosco Tan
Senior Associate
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Peter Crockett
Peter Crockett
Stage Engineer
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Lara Kerrison
Lara Kerrison
Architect and Theatre Planner
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Barry Pritchard
Barry Pritchard
Senior Associate
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Paolo Ribichescu
Paolo Ribichesu
BIM Architect
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Andrea Sinigaglia
Andrea Sinigaglia
BIM Architect
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Anniek Wassser
Anniek Wasser
Senior Associate
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Amy Hickson
Amy Hickson
Practice Coordinator
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Helen Walker
Helen Walker MBE
Director of Operations

Our Partnerships

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