The Story of Autograph

Like many great stories, ours starts in London in the early ’70s.

Two sound technicians both working at the Royal Opera house, Andrew Bruce and Phil Clifford, are approached by a well-known theatre producer. He’s concerned about the quality of the sound systems available in London’s West End and commissions a report on the industry. And so, out of curiosity, Andrew and Phil dutifully took on the challenge and were promptly invited to design and rent him a sound system that worked.

Autograph Sound was born, and the stage was set to continue to provide exceptional quality sound to London theatres.

Autograph Today

Half a century later, Autograph is considered a cornerstone of the industry and the premier theatre sound design and equipment rental company in the world.

We’ve grown, we’ve evolved, but we haven’t aged. We’re just as excited about sound as we ever were, you’ll just find us in a few more places now; whilst we’re still providing sound across a majority of West End Shows, we also provide sound and audio-visual solutions globally, for corporate clients, immersive experiences, places of worship, leading educational facilities, festivals, cruise ships and more.