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It's the sounds one remembers most (Guardian)

Paul Arditti is a UK-based sound designer specialising in plays and musicals. He works around the world, but especially in the UK and the US. He is a founder member of the Association of Sound Designers, and an associate at the National Theatre, London.



Paul is the winner of two Olivier Awards, for Billy Elliot The Musical, and Saint Joan, a Tony Award for Billy Elliot The Musical and three Drama Desk Awards, for Billy Elliot The Musical, The Pillowman, and Four Baboons Adoring The Sun.

Paul was nominated for Tony Awards for Mary Stuart and One Man Two Guvnors, and nominated for Olivier Awards for  Amadeus (2017), The Pillowman and  Festen.  This year, Paul was again nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Sound Design, with his co-designer Chris Reid, for The Inheritance.

Paul has a Technical Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement In Sound 2013; a BroadwayWorld.com Fans’ Choice Award 2009 for Billy Elliot The Musical; a Helpmann Award (Australia) nomination 2008 for Billy Elliot The Musical, an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2004  for Crestfall; a Lucille Lortel Award nomination 2004  for Far Away, and a Drama Desk Award nomination 2003  for The Chairs.


Latest News!

Paul is currently in previews for The Inheritance on Broadway, 

Next year starts with The Visit in February 2020 and Jack Absolute Flies Again in April 2020, both at the National Theatre.

The musical Local Hero, premiered in 2019 at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre, is coming to The Old Vic in June 2020.

See Current & Recent  for more details