Exterior nightscene from an illuminated Theater?

Hallo everybody,

I need to built a model in Sketchup from a Teather. We plan a new lighting concept for the exterior.
and I am wondering what would be the best and “easy to use” programm or Plugin to visualize how wit will look at night.


Alex Hogrefe has an amazing collection of tutorials on archviz using Sketchup. A while back he did a Sketchup+Photoshop night rendering Sketchup night rendering tutorial using Photoshop - YouTube.
Now he mostly uses Sketchup and Vray but it doesn’t seem like he does a night rendering from scratch, most of the lighting seems to be done in post-production Day to Night: All Photoshop | Visualizing Architecture