Exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge
From Tuesday 3 December
Free during opening hours
The Linbury Prize for Stage Design Exhibition is the only competition of its kind in the UK. This exhibition includes stage designs, model boxes and costume drawings for four new UK based productions by 12 stage young designers.
Founded in 1987 by Anya Sainsbury, the Linbury Prize for Stage Design has helped discover and launch the careers of more than 200 talented young stage designers. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for exposure and success at a crucial moment in their careers. This year, designers Katrina Lindsay, Rajha Shakiry and Lizzie Clachan were invited to judge the work of 99 entrants, drawn from recent graduates of theatre design courses at colleges across the country. They selected 20 designers to present their work to the directors or choreographers of our commissioning companies: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Leeds Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Octagon Theatre Bolton.
Each company then selected the three designers with whom to collaborate, asking them to create designs for their forthcoming production. From the 12 designers whose work is exhibited here four have been selected, one from each production, as Winners of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2019. The Prize itself is the commission to realise their designs on stage.