Paul Arditti

Sound Designer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Lee Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre


Work to date includes: Strangers Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre; The Inheritance on Broadwayat the Young Vic and in the West End (Olivier nomination for Best Sound Design 2019 with Chris Reid); A Very Expensive Posion at the Old Vic; Tree at Manchester International Festival and Young Vic; Guys & Dolls, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bridge Theatre; This Is My Family at Chichester Festival; Local Hero at the Lyceum Edinburgh; Shipwreck at the Almeida, London; The Jungle at the Young Vic, in the West End, New York and San Francisco; Caroline, or Change at Chichester and in the West End; The Crucible, The Motive and the Cue, Rutherford and Son, PericlesAbsolute HellMacbethAmadeus (Olivier nomination for Best Sound Design 2017), Beginning - all for the National Theatre, LondonOther theatre includes: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the Donmar; Mary StuartKing Charles IIIBacchaeLittle RevolutionAmerican Psycho at the Almeida, London; MosquitoesThe Threepenny OperaMa Rainey’s Black Bottomwonder.landEverymanBehind The Beautiful ForeversLondon RoadOne Man Two Guvnors (Tony nomination)Saint Joan (Olivier Award),The Pillowman (Drama Desk Award) for the National Theatre; Labour Of Love in the West End; Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre; Hamlet for Kenneth Branagh Company at RADA, London; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End. Other awards include Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Billy Elliot The Musical; Tony nomination for Mary Stuart; Evening Standard Award for Festen. Paul is an associate at the National Theatre.


Awards & Nominations:

The Inheritance: Olivier Award Nomination with Chris Reid in 2019;

Amadeus: Olivier Award Nomination 2017;

Technical Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement In Sound 2013;

One Man, Two Guvnors: Tony Award Nomination 2012;

Billy Elliot The Musical: Tony Award 2009, Drama Desk Award 2009, Fans’ Choice Award 2009, Olivier Award 2006, Helpmann Award (Australia) nomination 2008;

Mary Stuart: Tony Award Nomination 2009;

Saint Joan: Olivier Award 2008;

Festen: Evening Standard Award 2005 and Olivier Award nomination 2005.

The Pillowman: Drama Desk Award 2005, Olivier Award nomination 2004;

Crestfall: Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2004.

Far Away: Lucille Lortel Award nomination 2004.

The Chairs: Drama Desk Award nomination 2003.

Four Baboons Adoring The Sun: Drama Desk Award 1993.


Paul was appointed an Associate Director of the National Theatre in September 2015.

Paul is a founder member of The Association Of Sound Designers, launched in 2011.