Hans Zimmer Soundcheck

Aisling Kiely

A group of students we were lucky enough to take a group of our students on a field trip to the Manchester Arena to watch legendary film composer Hans Zimmer‘s sound check. The trip was kindly arranged by Head of Live Sound, Jay Beard, and was attended by students studying on a variety of courses.


Our students were talked through the setup by the Hans Zimmer Live crew, who were also able to answer any questions. We got a detailed tour and talk through of both the FOH and monitor setups which was amazing for both students and staff to see – this is possibly the most complex and fascinating setup that we have ever seen!

After a brief chat with the Stage Manager, we were escorted to the best seats in the building to watch the band rehearse and sound check – incredible.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Rich House, Britannia Row and Hans Zimmer Live for sharing their knowledge and for such a memorable day!