About Historic Theatre Consultants

Whether you need a feasibility study or consultation on specifying theatre systems for your building restoration, we have the expertise to assist you. We can offer programming and special event coordination for historic theatre operators based upon real world experience that can be tailor-made to fit your needs.

We have experience in all aspects of preservation planning and implementation that comes from relationships with acknowledged leaders in the industry. We offer hourly consultation as well as project based fees. We look forward to hearing about your specific project and needs.

Historic Theatre Consultants

Herb Stratford has devoted the last twenty years of his professional career to the preservation efforts of historic theatres across the country. As the Executive Director and Founder of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, Herb spearheaded the creation and building of an organization that saved an historic movie palace in Tucson, Arizona. He managed the restoration, re-opening, programming and operation of the 1,200 seat theatre for several years following its debut. As a member of the national Board of Directors of the League of Historic American Theatres, Herb has consulted with many theatres across the country and speaks regularly on topics such as branding and programming. He teaches Arts Management at the University of Arizona and holds an undergraduate and Masters Degree in Art. He is a graduate of the International Assoc. of Assembly Managers, Public Assembly Facility Managers School. Herb has over thirty years experience in art space development, arts management and historic preservation and has received numerous awards for his work in these areas.