DLAA provide Theatre Design Services, Strategic planning master planning and Design, Programming and Conceptual Design, Theatre and Concert Hall Planning and Design, Auditorium Design, Performance System Design, Performance Equipment and Design, Performance Lighting and Rigging design, Performance Sound and Communications, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, testing
Performance equipment design Lighting-and-Rigging by DLAA – D. L. ADAMS ASSOCIATES Acoustical Consulting, Theatre Consulting, Audio-Video, Low Voltage Consulting

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We can help when it is time to build or remodel your performance space. Working closely with you and other design team members, we listen carefully to what you want and need. Based on the various events you anticipate staging (musical, theatrical, dance, travel log, and so on), we can help to:

  • Identify the type and size of the performance lighting system you need now and in the future
  • Determine the kind of stage rigging system, dead-hung, manually-operated counterweight, motorized, etc. you need and can afford
  • Establish realistic construction budgets for the performance lighting and rigging systems
  • Prepare complete, detailed drawings and specifications which allow competitive bidding of these systems by qualified contractors

Each performance venue is different; yet, concerning the primary reason it exists, they are the same. To explain, whether they are professional actors, musicians, or a kindergarten class, they are performers on stage. The performers are there to display their skills and their talents to the audience.  They are there to entertain or inform. The artists, actors, musicians, singers must be both heard and seen in the manner in which the director, the conductor, or the playwright intended them to be. The stage rigging system must provide the primary function and the required ease of changing scenery or props. The performance lighting system must provide intrinsic flexibility that allows for lighting a variety of performance types. This system is where our theatre consultants enter stage-right (or left). In our projects, we design the necessary flexibility to allow you, the user, to create the illusion or bring out the best in the performers. Your budget is always foremost in our minds, and we take great care in providing the best performance lighting and rigging systems possible for the construction dollars available. On extremely tight budgets, we design basic systems that meet your needs with the potential for future expansion as an integral part of the basic design.