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Feasibility Studies


Starting a new theatre is a complex series of tasks involving critical legal, logistical, artistic and managerial decisions. Likewise, building a new physical theatre requires expert advice on architecture, acoustics, customer services and backstage design. Over the past fifty years, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre has worked with scores of communities to prepare detailed and comprehensive feasibility studies prepared by teams of professional consultants in each of these areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Identifying and Developing Appropriate Storylines
  • Building Community Support
  • Fundraising and Marketing Plans
  • Attendance Projections
  • Preparation of Capital and Operating Budgets
  • Personnel Searches for Playwrights, Composers, Managers¬†and Directors
  • Theatre Site Selection and Design

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Feasibility Studies

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to get to know new theatres. Our formal consultations and Feasibility Studies are usually only done for our member organizations or theatres who wish to become members. Summaries of our studies as well as our research archives are available to non-members.

Starting a new outdoor theatre

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How our feasibility studies work