Concert Halls and Theatres

What do you need to do?

  • Carry out a noise risk assessment
  • Control, reduce and monitor exposure to noise
  • Many of the controls are simple and cost-effective
  • The audience can still enjoy the performance with the controls in place

Concert, show and tour planning: including making sure the repertoire or show is appropriate for the venue and varying the repertoire of concerts.

Acoustic controls: including screens, drapes and floor coverings. Layout and position: allowing enough space between performers and using risers so that the sound projects over other players' heads.

Layout and position: allowing enough space between performers and using risers so that the sound projects over other players' heads.

Information, instruction and training: regular discussions with musicians, crew and managers.

Hearing protection: but only after you have looked at all the other ways of controlling noise, or while you are implementing a more permanent solution.

Hearing health checks: make sure people at risk are regularly monitored

Designing, altering and building venues: noise can be controlled by careful design of the premises.

Venue operators: can take steps to control noise levels