Joe Stansfield

Joe Stansfield

Associate Director - Regional

Joe provides consultancy in all aspects of audiovisual and acoustic design, as well specialist design in digital technology.

+44 (0)117 325 9280


Talented saxophone and piano player Joe graduated with a degree in music and sound recording (Tonmeister) from the Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey, acquiring a sharp skill set that ranges from spatial audio design and computer programming to acoustic design.

Joe originally developed his audiovisual experience in studio recording and has engineered, produced, mixed and mastered a number of professional bands’ EPs and singles for public release. He also has experience recording and editing orchestral and chamber music recordings, including engineering symphony orchestra concerts.

Following a placement year at Charcoalblue in 2013, Joe joined us full-time and has developed design experience beyond traditional theatre spaces, with work on event and public spaces as well as developing virtual reality tools and experiences. Outside of Charcoalblue Joe continues to build up his experience in theatre and live sound, including for university events and crew work at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. Joe also undertook work experience at the Soho Theatre, and Theatre Royal Drury lane.

Joe’s projects with Charcoalblue include worldwide work with technology clients such as Google, and design for Colston Hall and Brighton Dome.

Joe and some of the Bristol team, Summer 2017.

What's the greatest lesson you've learnt as a Theatre Consultant?

The key to unlocking the most exciting and effective design solutions is harnessing the experience of the whole team. Just like a production, collaboration and team work is the key ingredient!

What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?

Feeling the buzz of a live performance never gets old!

What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?

A great space should widen your eyes and ears from the door to your seat. Behind the stage, a great space is like a toolkit that always gives you the bit you need!

You graduated from the Tonmeister course at Institute of Sound Recording alongside Simon and Dan, what is it about this course that produces such great theatre consultants?

The course is built around a core of academia and technical research but combines that with hands on experience in fantastic facilities. It’s all well and good having all the technical know-how, but twice as good doing it for real under pressure!

Joe Stansfield


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Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic ITEAC Theatres Trust Theatre Communications Group Carbon Literate Orginisation - Silver
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