Gareth Fry


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Sound Designer
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United Kingdom

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Public Directory
  • Sound Designer (With over 25 Professional Credits)
What I'm working on at the moment
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Gareth Fry is a sound designer, best known for his cutting-edge work in theatre, and his collaborations with many leading UK theatre directors and companies. His work includes productions for Complicité, National Theatre of Scotland, DV8, at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Bridge Theatre, Old Vic, Young Vic, in the West End and many more.

Awards include an Olivier Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; a Special Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Helpmann Award and an Evening Standard Award for The Encounter (with co-designer Pete Malkin); an Olivier Award and Helpmann Award for Black Watch; an Olivier Award for Waves. and an IRNE Award for Wild Swans.

He has also designed numerous exhibitions, such as the V&A’s David Bowie Is, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser and Diva exhibitions, and events such as the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

He is a specialist in the use of binaural sound, used in Complcité’s The Encounter, numerous VR experiences, podcasts and advertising campaigns, including for Bose, Volvo and Land Rover. HIs work in VR has been featured at the Tribeca, Vienna and Sundance festivals.

He regularly runs workshops for directors exploring how they can use sound design in their work. These workshops have been commissioned by the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Complicité, the Prague Quadrennial, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, NSDF, the Brit School, the JMK Awards and the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

He is a founder of, and former chairperson, of the Association of Sound Designers, a charity that works to support people working in, and entering, the UK theatre sound industry.

Gareth is an honorary fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

He is the author of Sound Design for the Stage, published in 2019 by Crowood Press.

He has contributed to BBC Radio 4’s World at One, and the World Service, to talk about the use of sound.
Audio Portfolio (SoundCloud link)
Areas you work in:
  • Theatre
  • Sound Effects Production
  • TV / Film Sound Recordist
  • TV / Film post production
  • VR/AR/360/Spatial Audio
  • Live Music
  • Installed Sound
  • Exhibitions (Galleries)
  • Hires
Represented by
Clare Fox Associates
Special services offered:
Running workshops in Sound Design for non-sound people




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