Sunset Center
Kyle Smith with Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander / David Wakely Photography
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Kyle Smith & Associates with Theatre Consultants Collaborative/ Robert Benson Photography
Brevard Music Center
Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates
Chapman Cultural Center
Sandy Springs GA Performing Arts Center
TSU Knoxville Student Union Auditorium

Kyle Smith & Associates

Theater Consultants

As theater consultants in the South East, we are committed to building better performing art space through solid design principles and creative thinking.


With a keen eye on the budget, we endeavor to work with clients and the design team to prioritize the theater scope within the overall construction project. We pride ourselves on the judicious use of state-of-the-art theatrical systems while providing durable, and flexible solutions.

Our Services include:

Feasibility Studies and Programming
Backstage Planning and Design Layout
Concept Development
Backstage Planning and Design Layout
Performance Equipment Design Drawings and Specifications including:
  • Performance Lighting Systems
  • Stage Rigging and Machinery Design
  • Orchestra Shells
  • Stage Lifts
  • Drapery Systems
  • Flexible Seating System Design
  • Seating Layouts

The Moody Theater

Austin City Limits

  • Performance venue and television studio 
  • New home of Austin City Limits, TV production
  • Variable seating configurations, including telescopic seating for up to 2,700 seats on three levels
  • Reproduction of the historic wood floor stage, 
  • Motorized rigging, including the famous Austin city skyline backdrop
  • Enviable sight lines to the performance

Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Byrnes High School Theater

Duncan, SC

Byrnes High School Theater

  • 1000 seat multi-purpose proscenium theater
  • Award winning design from the SC Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International

Kyle Smith & Associates with Theatre Consultants Collaborative / Photo: Creative Sources Photography

Kyle Smith, has over 27 years of experience with three prominent theater-consulting firms.

He has collaborated with hundreds of architectural firms across the country, where he has integrated a variety of different approaches into this theater consulting practice. A distinguishing feature of our firm’s work is that one principal consultant will be involved in every phase of the work. From programming and design, to construction administration. This insures that the initial concepts and client criteria are not diluted as the project progresses. One point of contact for each project also provides the most efficient and effective communication channel for the architect and the rest of the design team.

University Center for the Arts

Colorado State University

  • 550 seat Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall
  • 317 seat Thrust Theater with a partial flytower and fully trapped stage floor
  • 125 seat Black Box/Experimental Theater
  • Complete production spaces and Rehearsal Rooms

Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Strand Cinema Renovation

Dallas, GA

  • 350 seat theater renovation of a 1948 cinema
  • Recipient of the “Best of Best” Historic Preservation Award by the International Interior Design Association


As construction costs of performing arts centers continue to increase, we believe that a single principal approach to designing and specifying theatrical equipment and variable acoustics systems is the best way to strike a balance between the needs of architecture, performing arts, and optimal acoustics. 

Don Gibson Theater

Shelby, NC

  • Cinema conversion to a 400 seat multi-purpose theater


Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Dorman High School

Roebuck, SC

  • 1500 seat proscenium theater with full flytower and balcony seating
  • Full counterweight rigging system, custom orchestra shell, variable acoustics systems


Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative / Photo: Firewater Photography

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theater consulting services and how we
can bring your project to life!


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