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Fisher Dachs Associates is one of the world's leading theatre planning and design consultants. Our mission is to help our clients plan and design successful projects in accordance with real programmatic and budgetary goals.

We collaborate actively with artistic and managing directors, leaders of cultural organizations, building owners and architects so that the rooms we jointly create are intimate, dynamic, and technically superb spaces for audiences and performers alike.

We approach our projects with one goal: to design a successful room from the inside out. We pride ourselves helping to create memorable experiences for patrons from the time they enter the space to the time they exit at the end of the show.

We also work hard to make theatres function equally well for the artists who work in the space, the technical staff who keep it running smoothly, and the management team that has to operate it as a successful business venture.

Founded by legendary Broadway lighting designer Jules Fisher, and under the direction of architect and theatre planner Josh Dachs, FDA has over 40 years' experience in providing guidance to over 600 performing arts projects. These range from small repertory theatres to major cultural centers worldwide.

The firm's clients are commercial and non-profit theaters, universities, cities and cultural organizations.

They include important regional repertory theatres like the Guthrie, Shakespeare's Globe, Arena Stage and Washington D.C. Shakespeare theatres; major venues such as Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; new homes for symphonies in Nashville, Omaha, and Oklahoma City; innovative theatres for students at Harvard, Yale, RPI and other universities, and thriving multipurpose venues such as Bass Performance Hall and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

FDA has completed international assignments in Canada, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Cairo and Mexico City and is currently working on projects in Moscow, Dubai, Colombia, Spain, and London.