Sound Fundamentals for Theatre training course (April 2019)

23rd -26th April 2019

Registration now open!

Orbital's hugely successful "Sound Fundamentals for Theatre" training course will run this Easter from 23rd - 26th April.

Sound Fundamentals for Theatre has become the industry's de facto theatre sound training programme, helping to prepare technical theatre engineers and theatre sound students for careers in live entertainment.

It combines essential theory with practical skills, catering for a wide cross-section of skill levels. Students are typically drawn from the UK's leading drama schools, as well as freelancers and corporate sector technicians.

Orbital's Head of Education, Mike Thacker is supported by a team of other highly experienced educators including Richard Carter, Technical Director Bill Addison and industry leading sound designers, operators and engineers, all of which cements an invaluable. practical and hands on educational week.

Over the 4 days, students are also given the opportunity to try out some of the latest audio equipment, with participation from leading brands such as Yamaha Commercial Audio, Digico, Allen & Heath, Shure, d&b audiotechnik, Nexo, Nemesis Audio, Q-Lab and CSC.

The week ends with a chance to go backstage on a major West End musical, giving the students the opportunity to see first-hand what goes into a professional production.

For 2019, the course content encompasses dedicated modules on:
* Theatre fundamentals, key concepts and system elements
* Audio processing, transmission and digital audio basics
* Communication and video workshop
* Sound design and production engineering for musicals
* Radio microphone systems
* Radio microphone fitting
* Safety and rigging fundamentals
* Electroacoustics
* Speaker choice and venue calculations
* Computer systems and controlling the show
* MIDI and show control
* Digital mixing
* Networking and wireless control systems

The annual Easter "Sound Fundamentals for Theatre" week forms a key component of Orbital Sound's focus on education, offering a range of courses for students, industry professionals, educational establishments, and enthusiastic amateurs.

Over 18's only

Orbital's individual education discount of 25% is available to college students, teachers and lectures.

To benefit from this discount, applicants will need to upload proof of eligibility (NUS/student card, NUT/teacher card/press card) when making payment. Please also bring the ID to the course.