The Sound Designer is responsible for creating an appropriate sound plan, detailing where any live band is to be placed (in the orchestra pit or visible on stage within the set), and how microphones are to be used to allow any band and cast dialogue or singing to be properly mixed. If the cast will be wearing radio microphones, the Sound Designer may want to discuss with Costume Designer how the microphones will be hidden within the costumes, especially if quick costume or microphone changes are necessary.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design (e.g. using radio microphones or not), whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the sound design for the show. It is normally left up to the Sound Designer to decide whether they also want to take on the responsibilities of Sound Operator during performances.

The Sound Designer is also responsible for sourcing or making appropriate sound effects that the show requires, and ensures that they fit in with the overall look and design of the rest of the show. Occasionally they may need to discuss with the Set Designer and/or Technical Director where speakers for sound effects can be hidden within the set.

For best results, the Sound Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the sound design is consistent with the overall design ideas, especially with regard to placement of the band if they are on stage. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

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Sound Designer Vacancies

TECH applications for 24 Hour Musical
CUMTS Presents: 24 Hour MusicalCUMTS
23:00, Tue 16th January 2024 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 0

We are looking for: Lighting Designer  Sound Designer  Stage Manager  Assistant Stage Manager  Application pack:

Contact before 20th Dec 2023 00:00 for more details.

BME Shakespeare: Antony and CleopatraMarlowe
19:45, Tue 27th February – Sat 2nd March 2024 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 2nd March 2024 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 6

We are looking to build our Tech Team and currently have the following positions open to all who identify as BME!! (new or seasoned theatre professional) Sound Designer  (SD ) Assistant Sound Designer(s)  Lighting Designer  (LD ) Assistant Lighting Designer(s)  Set Designer  Assistant Set Designer(s) * Deputy Stage Manager  (DSM ) Stage Manager  (SM ) Assistant Stage Manager  (ASM ) * The role of Assistant Set Designer  might be given out if your skills are valuable but you don’t quite fit being a Set Designer . Please note, this role cannot be applied for but will be allocated and communicated with the opportunity for you to turn down/decline. If you are considering being Technical Director  (TD ), please find relevant info in the Core Prod team pack!!

Contact Contact Orchid Balgobin, (for urgent/adjustment queries) or (applications and everything else) before 6th Dec 2023 23:59 for more details. before 6th Dec 2023 23:59 for more details.

SWEAR IT ON HIS GRAVES is looking for a wider production Team!
Swear It On His Graves
21:30, Wed 7th – Sat 10th February 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 3

Swear It On His Graves needs a wider production team! We're looking for a lighting designer , a sound designer , a publicist  and a carpenter. This new play for the week 3 Corpus Playroom late show dives into death, grief and a remarkable amount of bog chemistry - all in the context of a road trip, of course.

Contact before 8th Dec 2023 23:59 for more details.

King Lear
19:00, Sat 17th – Sun 18th February 2024 at Cambridge Union
Lent Week 4 to Week 5

We are super excited to be putting together a production team for King Lear @ the Union. This will be a really rich and challenging project and we want as many brilliant people on board as we can get to help make it happen! Roles open are: Producer  Assistant Producer  Publicity Designer  Publicist  Technical Director  Costume Designer  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer  Set Designer 

Contact before 9th Dec 2023 11:59 for more details.

FAIRVIEW (ADC MAIN WEEK 4) needs a prod and tech team!
19:45, Tue 13th – Sat 17th February 2024 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4

- Technical Director  - Stage Manager  - Deputy Stage Manager  - Lighting Designer  - Set Designer  - Sound Designer  - Costume Designer  - Movement Director  - Head of Props - Accent Coaches

Contact before 6th Dec 2023 23:59 for more details.

BRITFOOT is looking for a tech team!
23:00, Wed 24th – Sat 27th January 2024 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 1


Contact Charlotte (Director) and Will (Co-Writer/Producer) before 10th Dec 2023 11:59 for more details.

Dragtime! Presents: Simply The Rest (ADC Late Week 4)
Dragtime! Presents: Simply The Rest – Dragtime!
23:00, Wed 14th – Sat 17th February 2024 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4

Dragtime! is back again and we want you to get involved! We are looking for a stage manager , deputy stage manager , lighting designer , sound designer , assistant stage managers , production assistants and moRE so regardless of your level of experience or particular area of interest, if you want to get more involved with drag but actually beINg in drag isn't your thing this is the perfect opportunity!!! ♥ Please see the application pack for details at :)

Contact Griffin at before 5th Jan 2024 00:00 for more details.

One and a Part - Tech & Design Team Applications
One and a PartPembroke Players
19:00, Mon 5th – Fri 9th February 2024 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 3

One and a Part is looking for a Costume Designer , Lighting Designer , Set Designer , and Sound Designer . Want to be involved in an exciting new production? Check out this application pack!

Contact before 31st Dec 2023 23:59 for more details.