About Us

About Us

CREAO (short for Creative Arts Organisation) is owned by Allan Smyth who has worked in the AV, arts and entertainment industry for 30+ years. The addition of CREAO to his existing AV hire and installation business ensures you get best practice service and kit in an informal but organised environment.

Who We Are

Based in High Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we bring 30+ years of audio experience.

Creao is a base for creativity, a space for Art of all forms. If you are are a Creative artist, in a band, videographer, recording artist, DJ, VJ etc. starting out on your first project or a veteran of the scene, we have the spaces and facilities to proof your endeavours.

Based in High Harrogate, North Yorkshire our sister company Allan Smyth Audio Visual have been providing Audio Visual installation and hire services across North Yorkshire for 30+ Years – we will ensure you get quality & value.

“Its great there.”


The Difference Maker

“I use the facilities at Creao to help record my friend’s radio show. Allan is a very welcoming host and the equipment is second to none. I will continue to use Creao Studios in the future.”


Andy Backhouse


Craig Joynson


James Mulryan

Fab studio set up, great friendly chaps.


Charley Christopher

“CREAO studio is a great space for rehearsing and recording. It’s comfortable, sounds good and Allan is a helpful and welcoming host.”


Pete Dorsey

“Great studio, great place.”


Daren Higham


Philip Kilner


Matt Watson-Power


Jude Cowie

“Great space, really good feel to it. Allan’s really helpful and very welcoming. Good value too!”


David Golding

“I had some top-up lessons from Craig J at Creao Studio so I could get to grips with some new equipment. I came away a better DJ for having the 1-2-1 lesson with Craig and I feel more confident about moving forward as a DJ. I would recommend Craig J at Creao Studio without hesitation.”


Guerrilla Dub System


Focused Silence Records

Years Trading

Rooms To Rent

Albums Signed

Practice Room

Cork-lined loveliness; our room is custom built to make a loud noise.

Recording Studio

We have the ability to record your jam - get in contact with Allan and book him.

Record Label

A progression was that we wanted to release music made at Creao.


Creao Academy

We teach you what we know and 'do' for a living. A Music College in Harrogate.

Let's Make Noise

We are a multi-faceted organisation,  please use the Button to book space in the sound studio or art spaces, this includes the use of our shared kitchen, there are shops and pubs just around the corner!

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