Performing Arts

Live Sound – Musical Instruments – Lighting – Staging

Whether you are a Music, Drama, Dance or Performing Arts teacher; Academia can help supply and install all areas of related products.


From primary schools to universities, from places of worship to nightclubs; Academia has long lasting experience in designing, implementing and supporting world class systems.

Live Sound

If you are looking for a new sound system in your school hall, dance studio, lecture room or theatre space; Academia can fully accommodate all types of applications and live sound requirements.


We can help with things like new theatre builds, acoustic design plans, concert hall speaker layout, stage monitoring, live digital consoles and wireless mics… just to name a few. We are one of the largest educational resellers for Sennheiser, Shure, Allen & Heath, HK Audio, L’Acoustics, and most live sound companies.

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  • PA Systems and Front of House Installs
  • Portable Sound Systems
  • Audio Mixers; Analogue and Digital consoles
  • Concert Hall Design
  • Wireless Microphones
  • In-Ear Monitoring Systems
  • Comms Systems and Talkback
  • Classroom Audio
  • Software Controlled Show Cue Systems for Sound Effects & Music

Musical Instruments

With a long established reputation within the music education sector, we remain one of the key musical instruments suppliers within the UK. With a dedicated instruments division, we supply a broad range of musical instruments from acoustic instruments such as guitars, pianos, drums, ukuleles, banjos, violins, cellos and double basses; to digital instruments such as stage pianos, synthesisers, electric guitars and basses, amplification etc.


We have a wide variety of guitars available, whether you are looking for electric, acoustic, classical or bass guitar, we can recommend the best solution for all player abilities. With specialist educational pricing, our range includes Ibanez, Yamaha, Hofner and Washburn; to Manuel Rodriguez, Encore and Palma.


We cater for all keyboard and piano players, whether it’s an acoustic piano, digital piano, portable keyboard or synthesisers. Our extensive range includes home keyboards and pianos from Yamaha, Korg, Casio and Roland; acoustic pianos from Steinbach and Bentley, plus synths from Novation, Arturia, Korg, Yamaha plus much more.


We aim to offer any drummer a wide variety of equipment. Whether you’re looking for electronic drum kits from Alesis, Yamaha and Roland or prefer an acoustic kit from Tama, Mapex, and Yamaha we offer all price points and player abilities. Our cymbal range consists of mainly Zildjian and Sabian but more options are available.


We also have a wide selection of orchestral instruments including brass, woodwind, all stringed orchestral instruments and orchestral percussion. From learners and intermediate to professional players, you have a wide range to choose from, with instruments from Yamaha, J.Michael, Stentor, and Trevor James.

Amps & Effects

Enhance your music with our range of amplification and effects equipment. They play a huge role in forming a guitarist’s sound, to add a specific tone you can search our amps from top brands such as Orange Amps, Laney and Roland. Whether you’re looking for an affordable start up kit or a full, stage shaking rig we can help.

In contemporary music, instruments such as ukuleles, mandolins and banjos are becoming ever more popular. We stock budget beginners instruments to professional concert standard; from brands such as Vintage, Mahalo and Ozark.


Academia specialises in theatrical lighting systems to enhance theatre productions, live music events and end of year Christmas Plays.


Whether you’re looking for LED or Tungsten Lights, new rigging grids or just general help designing a professional lighting system; Academia can cater for all types of applications. Call one of our experts

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  • LED Lanterns, Profile & Zoom Spots
  • Moving Lights
  • Cyc or Background Lights
  • Lighting Grid Design
  • Rigging
  • DMX Controllers
  • Lighting Dimmers
  • DMX Splitters & Cabling
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Systems
  • Software Controlled Lighting Systems & Management


Need a stage strong enough for a grand piano but still lightweight? Need to improve acoustics and provide professional backgrounds for stage design?

Portable Staging

Theatrical Drapes / Curtains

Front of House Curtains

Stage CAD & Design


Whether it’s lighting, staging or musical instruments you’re interested in, our experts can help. Contact us today on 01992 703900 or email

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