Ollie Wade


Ollie is a Consultant based in our London studio. He has 23 years of professional experience working within the entertainment industry before joining Charcoalblue. This includes eight years of touring the UK and Internationally as Head of Sound on productions such as Shrek, Cats, Spamalot and Legally Blonde. As part of his work at Charcoalblue, he will assist and consult in all aspects of Lighting, Video and Sound Design as well as Team leadership.

Before touring, for seven years Ollie was one of the resident technicians at Nottingham Theatre Royal. During this time, he was involved with the redesign and update of many theatre’s systems including new paging equipment and infrastructure, installed sound system and stage lighting control systems. Ollie holds a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick. While training he worked for Plymouth Theatre Royal, Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick University Student’s Union as well as freelance work in the West End and around the UK.

Ollie is still involved with the industry on a freelance basis enabling him to keep up with the latest industry technologies and trends.


Charcoalblue CV - Ollie Wade