Stageport’s aim is to build a comprehensive database of virtual venues that provide a number of downstream benefits:

  • Venue staff can access and share detailed information about the facilities they manage. (Building Information Modelling)
  • Venues can share enhanced access information with audiences and offer virtual tours to clients.
  • Producers can visualize designs within each venue and share information with production teams.

Since 2018, Stageport has built a network of co investigators and we have received funding from The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Futures Trust and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In 2019 Stageport designed and led a digital innovation project with support from Creative Scotland.

Production Design & Vizualisation ran from April 2019 to December 2019

The initial aim of the project was to visualize a new theatre production in a virtual venue and explore what benefits this could bring in terms of design delivery, production management, and audience engagement.

The project also aimed to investigate what content emerges when creative teams developing a new show engage with technology normally geared towards creating immersive experiences. 

The report is available to download below.