I've recently been given the opportunity to design the whole building sound system for a new black box theater space that will be used mostly for straight plays with Qlab playback of music and effects. The theater is located in an old nightclub (which is being gutted and stripped of all equipment) and will include a lobby w/ bar, dressing rooms, a green room, a scene shop, and a 99 seat variable seating (risers) black box theater. I will be speccing not only the system for the theater, but also com, lobby feed, dressing room feed, etc. I may be coming back here with more specific questions as I move along the process, but as I start I wanted to do a quick survey of anyone who has worked in a similar space. I'm wondering:
A) what sound system features have you seen or used that worked very well for the space
B) what details or features have you wished you had or have made you thought "If I had designed this system, I would have done this differently"