About Kyle Smith, ASTC

Theater Design Consultant

As a theater consultant, Kyle has served as a principal/project manager on several hundred new construction and renovation projects including high schools, colleges, churches, community and professional theater companies, corporate theaters and amphitheaters.  His involvement has spanned all phases of development, from strategic planning and building programming through construction administration.  
Kyle Smith has 23 years of theater consulting experience, including 12 years as a principal and past president of Theatre Consultants Collaborative. He spent five years as a designer at Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander in San Francisco, preceded by several years as a theater consultant with Lawrence Graham, ASTC in Atlanta.
Kyle worked as an engineer with Tru-Roll/Grosh Scenic Studios, a Los Angeles-based stage rigging contractor and manufacturer, designing custom rigging, drapery and stage equipment for performing arts centers.  He served as a production stage manager and technician at Theater Artaud, a venue for experimental theater and modern dance in San Francisco, and the renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe.  In addition to theater design consulting, he also brings 35 years of experience as a performing musician to his theater consulting practice.


Georgia Institute of Technology,
Bachelor of Mech. Eng., 1988  
Membership & Affiliations:
American Society of Theater Consultants
(2000 – present), USITT member

Ensworth School

Nashville, TN

  • 640 seat proscenium theatre with balcony seating
  • Motorized and counterweight rigging systems
  • Orchestra shell and motorized orchestra pit lift
  • Blackout shades at the auditorium walls allow the possibility of natural lighting


Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Florence Little Theatre

Florence, SC

  • 400 seat proscenium theatre with Rehearsal Room 
  • Production spaces for the Florence Community Theater


Photo Credit: Benton Henry Photography  : Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

The Kingston Grand Theater

Kingston, Ontario

  • Renovation of the historic 600 seat Regina Rosen Auditorium
  • New construction of the 125 seat Baby Grand Theater


Photo Credit: Kyle Smith & Associates with
Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Representative Project Experience with Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Alberta School for the Performing Arts, Tuscaloosa, AL
All Saints’ Episcopal School: Fine Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Altamont School: Cabannis Fine Arts Center Revitalization, Birmingham, AL
Asheville Civic Center: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Study, Asheville, NC
Asheville’s Bascom Lamar Lunsford Amphitheater, Asheville, NC
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX
Belmont University: McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville, TN
Boisefeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center Analysis, Atlanta, GA
Brevard Music Center: Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium renovation, Brevard, NC
Byrnes High School Theater, Duncan, SC
Chapin High School Gymnatorium, Chapin, SC
Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Charlotte Catholic High School Theater, Charlotte, NC
Christ Church Episcopal School: Performing Arts Center, Greenville, SC
Colorado State University: University Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO
Diana Wortham Theater (programming study), Asheville, NC
Don Gibson Theater, Shelby, NC
Dorman High School Theater, Roebuck, SC
Dreher High School Theater, Columbia, SC
Eau Claire High School for the Arts, Columbia, SC
Emory & Henry College: McGlothin Center for the Arts, Emory, VA
Ensworth School: Proscenium Theater, Nashville, TN
First Presbyterian Church Enrichment Center, Nashville, TN
Florence Little Theater, Florence, SC
Gaffney Little Theater, Gaffney, SC
Gastonia High School Theater, Gastonia, NC
Grand Theater renovation, Kingston, Ontario
Heritage Park Amphitheater, Simpsonville, SC
Irmo High School Theater, Columbia, SC
James Madison University: Wayland Hall Renovation, Harrisonburg, VA
Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA
Maryville College: Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN
Miller Theater Renovation (Symphony Orchestra Augusta), Augusta, GA
Morgan High School Theater, Clinton, CT
Mt. Crested Butte Performing Arts Center, Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Naranja Town site programming and concept design, Oro Valley, AZ
Nashville State Community College: New Academic Building, Nashville, TN
New York Philharmonic: Summer Venue Feasibility Study, NY
Newton North High School: Theater Ink, Newton, MA
Ocean City Convention Center Renovation, Ocean City, MD
Pickens County School District: Various High School Theaters, SC
Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center, Pompano Beach, FL
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, Decatur, GA
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: College Center, Pomona, NJ
Rockingham Community College: McMichael Civic Center, Wentworth, NC
Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, Greenville, SC
Savannah Cultural Arts Center, Savannah, GA
Sandy Springs Civic Center, Sandy Springs, GA
Shalin Liu Performance Center [Rockport Music], Rockport, MA
Spartanburg Methodist College: New Lecture Hall/Theater, Spartanburg, SC
St. Joseph’s Catholic School Theater, Greenville, SC
Stuart W. Cramer High School, Gastonia, NC
Sugar Hill Multi-purpose Center (planning study), Sugar Hill, GA
Suffolk University: C. Walsh Theater Renovation, Boston, MA
Texas State University: Recital Hall and Theater Center, San Marcos, TX
Township Auditorium Renovation, Columbia, SC
Troup Middle School: Auditorium Renovation, New Haven, CT
University of North Carolina: Aycock Auditorium Renovation, Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina: Brown Building Theater Renovation, Greensboro, NC
University of Rhode Island: Fine Arts Center Study, Kingston, RI
University of Tennessee: Student Center Auditorium, Knoxville, TN
Valor Christian High School: Visual & Performing Arts Center, Highlands Ranch, CO
Virginia Military Institute: Leadership and Ethics Center, Lexington, VA
Washington-Lee High School Theater, Arlington, VA
W. Iredell High School Theater, Statesville, NC
W.J. Keenan High School Theater, Columbia, SC
Wofford College Performing Arts Center, Spartanburg, SC
ZACH Theater: Topfer Theater, Austin, TX


Representative Project Experience with Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander

San Francisco Opera House renovation, San Francisco, CA
Sunset Center Theatre renovation, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Nike Corporation Headquarters: Tiger Woods Theater, Beaver, OR
Philadelphia Academy of Music renovation: Philadelphia, PA
Denver University PAC, Denver, CO
Staples Center Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies PAC, Las Vegas, NV