Clay Benning has been a theatrical sound designer for over 25 years. His experience includes Broadway-level productions, opera, dance spoken word, live music, and circus-style audio systems. He has designed performance audio and video systems for regional and academic theatre, commercial venues, recording studios, and theme park attractions.

What is one of your favorite performing arts spaces?

I really love seeing shows at The Tabernacle, which is an old converted church in downtown Atlanta. For more traditional performances, the Turner Concert Hall at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN is wonderful.

What performance have you attended that stood out or was memorable?

I really enjoyed the joint tour I saw recently of Béla Fleck & Punch Brothers. For theater, the original production of THE PROM that I worked on is still one of my favorites.

Clay Benning - Principal


  • B.A. Theatre, Presbyterian College, 1997
  • M.F.A. Sound Design & Engineering, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 2000


  • TSDCA / Member
  • USA829 / Member