Travel Assistance

Most of our members live in the London area, and we have limited resources for running training sessions, so most training courses are held in London. The ASD aims to be a national organisation, rather than a London-centric one. To ease the costs of travelling for members who live outside London, we are running a travel assistance scheme. This will hopefully encourage more people to join from outside London and give us more resources to run training courses nationally.

If you are an ASD member living more than 50 miles from where the ASD are holding a training session, the ASD may pay part of your travel costs to get you there.

Professional, Associate and NCO members may receive 33% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 33% of a standard saver return rail fare.

Student and Graduate members may receive 50% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 50% of a standard saver return rail fare with a Young Persons Rail Card.

If you travel by means other than train, please submit relevant receipts, but the maximums above will still apply.

After you've attended the seminar, you'll be asked to complete a form where you will be asked to upload a scan or photo of your tickets or receipts. Your attendance at the training seminar is a prerequisite for us completing your application for reimbursement: if you were unable to attend the seminar for whatever reason we will not contribute towards your travel.

You will need to hold a PayPal account to receive the funds (to keep this scheme efficient to run other forms of payment are not available). Payment will be made within 30 days of receiving your claim form.

Please note, the scheme does not apply to seminars run at trade shows, i.e. PLASA, ABTT, etc, to seminars run by our members or to social events.

The Travel Assistance scheme is one of several benefits that ASD members receive as part of their membership.

Other benefits include:

Private discussion forum and Facebook group, where you can create and discuss topics with some of the best sound designers in the world.

Training - our training seminars are unique in that they are run by world-class sound designers, experts in their field, and are only open to ASD members. 


Sound System Delays and Zoning
Seb Frost


Ableton Live for Theatre
Gareth Fry
Using Radio Mic's in Musical Theatre
Gareth Owen
Recent seminars include:

Most of our seminars are video-recorded and archived if you are unable to attend.

Social events


• The Echo magazine and The Herald e-newsletter

• Appear in our online directory of members. Our 2012 and 2013 directory was also printed and distributed with 8,000 copies of Lighting and Sound International.

• We have negotiated a range of third party benefits for our members.

These include:

25% off Stage Jobs Pro Premium Accounts

Free Public Liability Insurance (£10 million coverage) and Professional Indemnity Insurance for certain membership categories

$150 of free Sound Effects of your choosing from Pro Sound Effects

For more details of these click here.

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