Posted on 03 Tue 12 2019

This year’s overall winner of the Linbury Prize is Sami Fendall, who will be designing a newly commissioned dance work as part of Ballet Now for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Also announced were three other winners Zoe Hurwitz designing ACID for Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Rose Revitt designing Dr Korczak’s Example for Leeds Playhouse and TK Hay designing An Adventure for Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Posted on 29 Fri 11 2019

2019 marks 30 years since the Linbury Prize was first held at the National Theatre. The first exhibition for emerging designers took place in 1987 at the Theatre Museum, arranged by Anya Sainsbury. In 1989 the first Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design was held at the NT and the Prize is still held here today.  Over the 30 years, more than 1,200 young designers have entered the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.


Posted on 29 Fri 11 2019

The Linbury Prize for Stage Design Exhibition opens from Tuesday 3 December in the Lyttelton Lounge at the National Theatre.

The exhibition includes stage designs, model boxes and costume drawings for four new UK based productions by 12 stage young designers who have worked with the directors or choreographers of the commissioning companies: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Leeds Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Octagon Theatre Bolton. 

The exhibition is free to enter and open from Monday - Saturday during opening hours. 

Posted on 21 Wed 08 2019

The twelve finalists will work on a design brief on an upcoming production from one of the four commissioning companies and exhibit their designs at the National Theatre. Four will win a commission to realise their designs with the participating companies, and one designer will be awarded the overall winner's title.

Posted on 13 Tue 08 2019

Twelve finalists for the Linbury Prize have been chosen and will soon be announced. Three designers will work with each of the following companies: Octagon Theatre Bolton, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Leeds Playhouse, to create a design for an upcoming production.

Madeleine Girling, photo by Sheila Burnett
2013 Winner, Madeleine Girling

2013 Awards ceremony at the National Theatre
2013 awards ceremony at the National Theatre