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

Addenbrooke’s Pantomime 2023 Prod Team Applications are OPEN!
Addenbrooke’s Charity Pantomime 2023 – William Harvey Theatrical Society
19:30, Tue 10th – Sat 14th January 2023 at Mumford Theatre
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ADDENBROOKE'S CHARITY PANTOMIME 2023 IS LOOKING FOR A PROD TEAM!! The annual medic pantomime is back and we need YOU to help make it happen! No need to be a medic to get involved. Roles recruiting include: Technical Director  (TD ); Set Builders ; Set Designer ; Deputy Stage Manager  (DSM ); Assistant Stage Manager(s)  (ASM ); Sound Designer  For more details please see the application pack!

Contact,, before 30th Nov 2022 01:00 for more details.

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21:30, Tue 24th January 2023 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1

Cow is looking for a tech & prod team! A show all about transness and fatness, we're looking for a lighting designer , sound designer , composer /musical director , publicity designer , and a publicist !

Contact before 3rd Dec 2022 23:59 for more details.