The Society of British Theatre Designers

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ASD – Association of Sound Designers

ASD - Association of Sound Designers

The ASD provides a community for UK Sound professionals and students. We also work to promote theatre sound to the wider industry.

The UK theatre sound industry primarily consists of individuals working in a freelance capacity, who until the existence of the ASD rarely met and had little means for professional development. Our aim is to provide a community and a variety of educational and support networks – both online and in real life. We offer assistance to those who live far away from industry centres like London to be able to travel to our training events. We offer the loan of recording equipment to those who might otherwise struggle to access it. We also exist to provide a mouthpiece for the industry – to vocalise the issues our members face, and to improve their working lives. We also provide resources and open access training to non-members and the rest of the industry.

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