Carolyn Downing

Sound Designer

Carolyn is a freelance sound designer, working both nationally and internationally. She enjoys working closely with directors, performers and other creative collaborators, from rehearsal room to performance space, to create cohesive and fully integrated designs with the desire to push the boundaries of sound as an artistic medium within theatre. Over the years, Carolyn has built strong and successful relationships with freelance directors and theatre companies alike, including Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court and Frantic Assembly. Carolyn also has a wealth of experience in the creation and leadership of sound design workshops and has worked with establishments such as Central School of Speech and Drama, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Wimbledon College of Art and Mousetrap Theatre Projects. She also has experience working in other media genres, including film, animation and exhibitions and wishes to continue to flourish in

Recent Work

Carolyn was recently awarded the Olivier for Best Sound Design 2014 for her work on Chimerica at The Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre, West End.

Future Work

Carolyn is looking forward to continuing her collaboration with Lyndsey Turner on an upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Fathers And Sons to be performed at Donmar Warehouse, June 2014.

Frantic Assembly’s new production The Believers by Bryony Lavery is due tour into London, showing at The Tricycle Theatre from 22nd April, 2014

Carolyn is currently working on The Constellation Story Box exhibit opening at The Science Museum late 2014.


Most Recent Sound Design Work

Theatre (National): The Pass, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Low Road, Choir Boy, The Witness, Our Private Life, Oxford Street and Alaska (Royal Court); Protest Song, Double Feature (NT); Chimerica (Almeida & Harold Pinter West End); Handbagged (Tricycle & Vaudeville West End); The Believers, Beautiful Burnout, Love Song and Little Dogs (Frantic Assembly); King John, The Gods Weep, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles and Days of Significance (RSC); Lower Ninth, Dimetos, Absurdia (Donmar Warehouse); Angels in America (Headlong); Blackta, After Miss Julie (Young Vic); Much Ado About Nothing, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Country Wife, A Whistle in the Dark, Moonshed (Royal Exchange); Blood Wedding (Almeida); Lulu, The Kreutzer Sonata, Vanya, The Internationalist (Gate Theatre); Andersen’s English, Flight Path (Out of Joint); The Water Engine (Theatre503); Stallerhof (Southwark Playhouse)

Theatre: (International): All My Sons (Broadway); Fanny och Alexander (Malmö Stadsteater); Amerika, Krieg der Bilder (Staatstheater, Mainz); Tre Kronor -Gustav III (Dramaten, Stockholm)

Opera: How The Whale Became (Royal Opera House); American Lulu (The Opera Group); After Dido (English National Opera)

Exhibitions: Collider (Science Museum); From Street To Trench (Imperial War Museum North)

Represented by Clare Fox & Associates – / email;

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