Mathew Smethurst-Evans

Sound, Video and Communications Consultant

Mathew is our specialist consultant in charge of the design and implementation of sound, audio-visual, video and communications systems. He applies his extensive practical experience to ensure that facilities can meet the current and future demands of directors, designers, musicians and technicians.


After graduating from Central School of Speech and Drama in 1998, Mathew became a sound engineer at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, before moving onto the National Theatre where he was a sound designer on a wide range of productions

He joined Theatreplan in 2007 as the specialist sound and communications consultant, bringing his extensive practical experience of theatre sound and stage management systems .

As well as his skills as a specialist consultant Mathew is also an experienced Project Leader. Since becoming a Partner in 2012 he has led  the team on the delivery of major projects, including the new Oldham Coliseum, a new Arts Building for University of Salford and the refurbishment of the Grade B listed Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.


“Mathew’s experience as a practising sound designer at London’s National Theatre, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and on tour has been key to the success of our recent sound and communications designs. He continues to design sound for theatre productions.”

Current Position:
Joined Theatreplan:
BA Central School of Speech and Drama
Selected experience:
National Theatre: sound designer, Ronnie Scott’s: sound engineer, West End: sound engineer
Professional Associations:
ITEAC 2010: Essential Stage and Technical Planning – Sound System Basics, ABTT 2011: Fifty50 Vision: Sound
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