Sound Fundamentals for Theatre training course (Nov 2021)

November 2021

Registration now open!

Orbital's hugely successful "Sound Fundamentals for Theatre" training course will run again this November 2021.

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 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, Shure, d&b audiotechnik, Nexo, Nemesis Audio, Q-Lab and CSC.

Held at our purpose-built training rooms and practical workshops in Brixton, London 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 2021 the course content encompasses 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

Places cost just £350 plus vat per person to cover the four days.

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) when making payment. Please also bring the ID to the course.

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