John Whitaker

Performance Technology Consultant

With a thorough understanding of theatre consultancy, John brings his particular skill to projects requiring coordination of lighting, technical installations and theatre planning.


John is a pragmatic and practical consultant whose advice draws from his considerable design and onsite experience. He develops stage and working light systems and co-ordinates wiring for audio-visual services. John contributes to planning discussions, prepares layout and detail drawings, develops schematics and co-ordinates technical data, and prepares wall elevations to ensure everything is correctly coordinated and positioned. John also carries out site inspections and arranges for staff training on new equipment and facilities.

He has managed a wide range of projects including the new Caryl Churchill Theatre and Boiler House projects for Royal Holloway University of London, and St Luke’s Theatre at Bedford School.


“As a theatre enthusiast and an experienced consultant John has developed techniques for designing wiring infrastructures for lighting, sound and audio- visual systems which encapsulate the multitude of features that need to be defined in clear drawings and schedules to ensure a satisfactory completion of a project. John is a pragmatist who works very hard to ensure that projects are completed to a high standard.”

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Birmingham Rep Theatre
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