An innovative theatre professional with over thirty years’ experience in the creation and development of Theatrical Spectaculars, Lighting Design and Entertainment Venues.
Preston Bircher’s career sprang from his theatrical roots where, at the age of ten, he became part of the production team that helped his mother create award winning shows in an educational environment.
Preston studied Theatrical and Interior Design at the University of North Texas. His career began at Six Flags over Texas where he held several positions, including Lighting Designer, Master Electrician and Stage Manager. Following his work with Six Flags over Texas, Preston worked with the Dallas Repertory Theatre and National “Bus & Truck Tours” as a Lighting Designer and Master Electrician.
In 1989, Preston accepted a position with Carnival Cruise Lines onboard the “Jubilee” as the Theatrical Technician. In 1991, Preston was promoted to manage all technical aspects of Carnival’s Entertainment Department for the entire fleet consisting of 8 ships. As Carnival expanded to 23 vessels, Preston was promoted to oversee the design of all public entertainment venues for new ship builds.
architectural lighting design
entertainment venue design
theatrical lighting design