Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • Barbican Theatre
    • 2

    Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter




    Come and join sound designer Gareth Fry as he takes us on a backstage tour of the critically acclaimed hit of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival "The Encounter". The day will begin with a wander around the set and a demo of the sound system, giving us an insight into how a show like this is created. You can then choose to watch the matinee performance, if you haven't managed to see the show yet, and quiz Gareth during the Q&A afterwards.

    The Encounter is a one-man show with a binaural head on stage, two sound operators and 550 pairs of wired Sennheiser headphones!

    ★★★★★ The Independent
    "A must-see - or perhaps I should say, a must-hear."

    ★★★★ Time Out
    "jaw-droppingly sophisticated sound design"


    Gareth Fry has published a brief blog outlining some of the challenges of the show here




    Places are strictly limited to 20 on a first come first served basis. 

    5 places are available for the tour only, and 20 are avaiable for the tour, a ticket to the 3pm matinee performance that day and the Q&A afterwards. The tickets for the show are available at the discounted price of £33.50. 



    This event is exclusive to ASD members, and is eligible for the travel assistance scheme. If you're not an ASD member yet, here are some good reasons to join.

    Book your place now using the Register button above.

    Tickets booked will be issued at the Theatre on the day. 




    Terms and Conditions


    Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to this event without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

    All events may be filmed and/or photographed - your presence confirms your permission for the ASD to use any images or recordings of you in our publicity materials and seminar archive.

    The ASD does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information or views expressed on its training courses including course material. Opinions expressed are those of individuals and not necessarily those of the ASD. 

    All theatre ticket sales are final, non-refundable and non-transferable.

Past events

08 Jan 2016 New Year Drinks at The Deck
08 Jan 2016 Association of Sound Designers AGM
09 Dec 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration (2pm session)
09 Dec 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration (11am session)
09 Dec 2015 d&b Line Array Workshop
08 Dec 2015 d&b Electroacoustics Seminar at the National Theatre. Head start registration is over. Please register via the d&b website
08 Dec 2015 d&b Remote Network Workshop
02 Dec 2015 d&b Product Workshop
01 Dec 2015 d&b Electroacoustics Seminar
24 Nov 2015 AutoCAD for beginners - 1 day course
19 Nov 2015 Shure Wired Mastered Seminar
17 Nov 2015 d&b Sound System Optimisation Seminar
02 Nov 2015 IPS: PAT Testing Day
19 Oct 2015 IPS – Ear Ear! - Hearing Protection 2015
04 Oct 2015 PLASA 2015
30 Sep 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration for ASD members
24 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ ADLIB
23 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: KARA Module – Seminar @ ADLIB
22 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ ADLIB
10 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ Plus 4 Audio
09 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ Plus 4 Audio
03 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ SSE
02 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ SSE
18 Aug 2015 Meyer Leopard demo
01 Jul 2015 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
03 Jun 2015 Smaart v7.5 Training Session RESERVE LIST
03 Jun 2015 Smaart v7.5 Training Session
03 Jun 2015 Shure Wireless Workbench Masterclass
20 May 2015 Wigwam DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
19 May 2015 Wigwam DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
15 May 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
14 May 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
12 May 2015 PLASA Focus Leeds 2015
05 May 2015 Orbital Sound Training - Mixing Musicals
27 Apr 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
14 Apr 2015 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
08 Apr 2015 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of Memphis
07 Apr 2015 Orbital Sound Training - Sound Fundamentals for Theatre
31 Mar 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
27 Mar 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
15 Mar 2015 Sennheiser Wireless Mics & Monitoring: The Master Class
18 Feb 2015 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
04 Feb 2015 Bose / Audinate Introduction to AV Networking Session
14 Jan 2015 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course - Theatr Clwyd
13 Jan 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
09 Jan 2015 New Year Drinks at The Deck
10 Dec 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Dec 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
03 Dec 2014 d&b Product Workshop
02 Dec 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
06 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
05 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
04 Nov 2014 Orbital Sound Training - All about Lake
31 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
30 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
28 Oct 2014 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
22 Oct 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
21 Oct 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
17 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 d&b Product Workshop
14 Oct 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
13 Oct 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
07 Oct 2014 Meyer Sound SIM 3 Seminar
05 Oct 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
02 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
01 Oct 2014 Orbital Sound Training - Mixing Musicals
01 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
30 Sep 2014 Yamaha M7CL workshop
29 Sep 2014 Yamaha LS9 workshop
27 Sep 2014 SoundPRO 2014
26 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
23 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
18 Sep 2014 AutoCAD for beginners
18 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
17 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
16 Sep 2014 Meyer Sound Mixing Workshop
16 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
16 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
10 Sep 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Sep 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
04 Sep 2014 d&b Product Workshop
03 Sep 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
31 Aug 2014 The Summer Social
20 Aug 2014 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
08 Aug 2014 Computer Networking for Audio Professionals
31 Jul 2014 VectorWorks for beginners
29 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Overview
22 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Overview
22 Jul 2014 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
18 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
25 Jun 2014 Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
20 May 2014 SSL Live Console Workshop Session
19 May 2014 An Introduction to VUE Audiotechnik loudspeakers,
12 Feb 2014 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
31 Jan 2014 Sound education
31 Jan 2014 DJ techniques
31 Jan 2014 Music: Rights, Wrongs and Wherefores
30 Jan 2014 Audio Networking
30 Jan 2014 Beginner’s Guide to Computer Networking
30 Jan 2014 Source Oriented Reinforcement
29 Jan 2014 Pub Quiz
29 Jan 2014 Delaying and balancing a sound system
29 Jan 2014 Line Array Theory
29 Jan 2014 Fundamentals of Acoustics
28 Jan 2014 Keeping the performers onside
28 Jan 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
28 Jan 2014 Introduction to RF
27 Jan 2014 How to Foley
27 Jan 2014 CSC for Beginners
27 Jan 2014 Recording sound effects
03 Jan 2014 New Year Drinks at The Deck
12 Dec 2013 Association of Sound Designers 2013 AGM
29 Oct 2013 Perfect Panto Sound
06 Oct 2013 PLASA
27 Sep 2013 Introduction to Max/MSP
05 Sep 2013 World Stage Design
22 Aug 2013 Edinburgh social
29 Jul 2013 VectorWorks for beginners - RESERVE LIST
29 Jul 2013 VectorWorks for beginners
23 Jul 2013 AutoCAD for beginners
28 Jun 2013 The Theatre Sound Colloquium
12 Jun 2013 ABTT
16 May 2013 Advanced QLab
01 May 2013 PLASA Focus Leeds seminar: Creative Manipulation of Sounds
30 Apr 2013 PLASA Focus Leeds
18 Apr 2013 Basic Wireless Microphones and Monitoring
09 Apr 2013 System Design Principles
28 Mar 2013 Introduction to QLab v3
08 Feb 2013 Bose RoomMatch / Ahmad Jamal gig @ Barbican
01 Feb 2013 Using Ableton Live in Theatre
25 Jan 2013 Sound Design for Musical Theatre
25 Jan 2013 Using Radio Microphones In Musical Theatre
04 Jan 2013 New Year Drinks
11 Sep 2012 Recording Sound Effects
10 Sep 2012 Creative Manipulation of Sounds
09 Sep 2012 Sound System Delays and Zoning
09 Sep 2012 PLASA
13 Jun 2012 ABTT Show
18 Dec 2011 Christmas drinks
28 Nov 2011 Using Ableton Live in Theatre
22 Sep 2011 source-oriented reinforcement - A True Story
13 Sep 2011 PLASA Social Meeting
11 Sep 2011 PLASA Launch
07 Jun 2011 Manchester Meeting

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