Gareth Fry

Sound Designer

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 over 20 productions at the National Theatre, over 20 at the Royal Court and countless more at venues such as the Bridge Theatre, Old Vic, Young Vic,  in the West End and many more.

He has also designed events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for 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, Birkbeck College and the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

He is a founder of, and spent 6 years as the chair 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.

Awards include three Olivier Awards, two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, two Helpmann Awards and an Evening Standard award.