Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Dr David Shearing

Visiting Lecturer

0113 343 8726

PCI Building 1.01

BA (Hons), MA, PhD

David is a visiting lecturer leading design-led performance projects.


David works professionally as a performance maker and artist presenting work across the UK and Internationally.  His interests span a number of fields including the integration of hi and low technologies within performance, sound spatialisation, environmental design and architectural space. The presentation of his work is often multi-modal, creating hybrid performance and installation works that continually question the nature of the theatrical experience.


PhD – University of Leeds
Audience Immersion and the Experience of Scenography

MA – Performance Design & Practice,
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

BA(hons) First Class – Performing Arts,
University of Winchester.

Research Interests

•Scenography and Audience Experience
•Collaborative Performance Practice
•Interaction and Participation
•Sound Spatialisation
•Video, Sound and Photographic Technologies
•Durational Performance
•Experimental Devising Methods


Level 3:

PECI3106 Performance Project
PECI3108 Dissertation


Journal articles


  • Palmer SD, Shearing D Into the Dark. Performance 05/12/2012

Research Centres & Groups

Performance Technologies

PhD Thesis

Audience Immersion and the Experience of Scenography (2009 – 2016)



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