We are opening a new theatre in the next few years and are in the design / planning phase. I thought it would be fun (and valuable to me) to get your suggestions as to what gear / amenities we should include in the space. I certainly have my opinions as production Manager of the project, but input from other professionals (designers / technicians, etc) would be valuable since we will be looking to hire outside designers on a regular basis. Below is a bit of info so you have a bit of context to work with. It will be a professional theatre (AEA SPT contract most likely). It will be a proscenuim space with an extended apron and orchestra pit that will seat roughly 400 patrons. We already have a the building that we will be renovating (an old restraunt / brewery). We are 99% sure we will be going with a tension grid since local restrictions will not allow us to have a fly loft (the building would be too tall). The budget for the renovation is $10 million. We will be producing two smaller musicals a year, and at least 4 non musicals. We are currently looking for a shop space off site. We are really looking to put in place a space that will make producing shows user friendly, so technology will be huge in our planning. I look forward to hearing all of your ideas.