Photograph from Annie UK Tour - lighting design by Pete Watts
Orphanage | Photographer: Paul Nicholls | From the show Annie UK Tour
Photograph from Miss Saigon (Schools edition) - lighting design by Pete Watts
Bangkok | Photographer: www.richbphotography.co.uk | From the show Miss Saigon (Schools edition)
Photograph from Miss Saigon (Schools edition) - lighting design by Pete Watts
Movie In My Mind | Photographer: www.richbphotography.co.uk | From the show Miss Saigon (Schools edition)
Photograph from Private party - lighting design by Pete Watts
Site lighting | Photographer: Pete Watts | From the show Private party
Photograph from Newark Festival 2017 - lighting design by Pete Watts
Premium enclosure | Photographer: Pete Watts | From the show Newark Festival 2017

Pete Watts

Pete has been working in theatre lightning and live events since he was a teenager. Starting out at the Concordia theatre in Hinckley as a volunteer he quickly realised he wanted to pursue lighting design as a career.  He picked up work at both the Leicester Haymarket and Birmingham Hippodrome as a casual lighting technician and it wasn't long before he was out on tour. 

Now Pete has Designed well over 100 productions and worked as production LX or crew chief on many more. 

Starting out in theatre, Pete lit plays, musicals and opera and over the last few years he has moved over to concert and events. 

Artists Pete has designed for include former Westlife front man Shane Filan on his solo shows and Adam Ant on his recent come back tours. 

He has also toured worldwide with tribute shows including 80s Mania, The Classic Rock Show and Brit Floyd.  

Pete has been designing pantomimes for Qdos for several years at venues including Southampton Mayflower, Aberdeen His Majesties, Northampton Derngate, Glasgow Kings, Wolverhampton Grand and Richmond Theatre.

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
80s Mania Concert Bristol Hippodrome, then touring
Reunion Group
Lighting Designer 23 May 2100
ABBA Reunion Theatre Orchard Theatre Dartford, then touring
Reunion Group
Lighting Designer Director: Vikki Holland-Bowyer, Greg Stevenson
24 May 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Non-professional Birmingham Alexandra
BMOS
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Duckham
Set designer: Scenic Projects
Jun 2018
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac Concert Ipswich Regent, then touring
CMP Entertainment
Lighting Designer Mar 2018
The Classic Rock Show Concert The Sage Gateshead, then touring
CMP Entertainment
Lighting Designer Jan 2018
Robinson Crusoe Non-professional Concordia Theatre Hinckley
The Pantomime Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Set designer: John Hill
Jan 2018
Aladdin Theatre Richmond Theatre
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
Sleeping Beauty Theatre Kings Theatre Glasgow
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2017
Private party Environmental Priory Farm Staffordshire
Live LX
Lighting Designer Aug 2017
Newark Festival 2017 Environmental Riverside Park Newark
LHG
Lighting Designer Jun 2017
Adam Ant Anthems Concert Royal Albert Hall, then touring
Liz Hobbs Group
Lighting Designer Set designer: Paul Joyce May 2017
Led Zepplien Masters Concert London Palladium, then touring
Liz Hobbs Group
Lighting Designer Apr 2017
The Classic Rock Show Concert Uk and US tour, then touring
CMP Entertainmant
Lighting Designer Jan 2017
Robin Hood Theatre Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2016
Aladdin Theatre Wolverhampton Grand
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Bob Tomson
Dec 2016
Dick Mc Whittington Theatre His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2016
ADAM ANT Kings of the Wild Frontier 2016 Tour Concert Leicester Demontfort Hall, then touring
Liz Hobbs Group
Lighting Designer May 2016
Shane Filan Right Here Concert London Palladium, then touring
Liz Hobbs Group
Lighting Designer Set designer: Paul Joyce Mar 2016
The Classic Rock Show Concert The Sage Gateshead, then touring
CMP Entertainment
Lighting Designer Jan 2016
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Beck Theatre Hayes
Qdos Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Fenton Gray
Set designer: QDOS
Dec 2015
Peter Pan Theatre His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Nov 2015
High School Musical Musical John Cleveland Collage
Jcc Dance
Lighting Designer Director: Leanne Wesley
Set designer: Pete Watts
Feb 2015
Humpty Dumpty Theatre Concordia Theatre Hinckley
The Pantomime Co.
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Jan 2015
Snow White Theatre Beck Theatre Hayes
One From the Heart
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2014
Concert Danse Dance Birmingham Symphony Hall
IDFB with Cas Public, BRB and Ex Cathedra
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Helene Blackburn, David Massingham
Set designer: Yan Seabra
May 2014
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Concordia Theatre Hinckley
The Pantomime Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Set designer: John Hill
Jan 2014
Miss Saigon (Schools edition) Theatre JCC Hinckley
John Cleveland Collage
Lighting Designer Director: Leanne Wesley Peter Morritt
Set designer: Pete Watts
Mar 2013
Clumber Concerts, Alfie Boe Concert Clumber Park
Uk Events
Lighting Designer Aug 2012
We Will Rock You Theatre John Cleveland Collage
John Cleveland Collage
Lighting Designer Director: Leanne Wesley
Mar 2012
Aladdin Theatre Concordia Theatre
Pantomime Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Set designer: John Hill
Jan 2012
Aladdin Theatre Northampton Derngate
Qdos
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2011
Beauty and the Beast Theatre Concordia Theatre
Pantomime Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Set designer: John Hill
Jun 2011
Back to the 80's Theatre John Clevland Collage
Jcc Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Leanne Weasley
Mar 2011
Mother Goose Theatre Concordia Theatre
The Pantomime Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Hill
Set designer: John Hill
Jan 2011
Cinderella Theatre White Rock Theatre, Hastings
Qdos
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2010
Annie UK Tour Theatre Bradford Alhambra Theatre, then touring
Chris Moreno Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Roger Hannah
Aug 2010
Leicester Uni Summer Ball Concert Queens Hall Leicester
Leicester Students union
Lighting Designer Jun 2010
Boogie Nights Musical John Clevelend College
Jcc Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Leaine weasley
Mar 2010
Cinderella Theatre Cliffs Pavilion Southend On Sea
Qdos
Lighting Designer Director: Brian Godfrey
Dec 2009
Mother Courage Theatre Birmingham Old Rep
Friction Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kerry Murdock
Set designer: Robert Ball
Oct 2009
Pop Icons 2009 Concert Chateau Impney
Adr
Lighting Designer Jul 2009
Tourmoto Launch Party Concert Derby Assembly Rooms
Tourmoto
Lighting Designer May 2009
Reunite 100, Celebrating 100 Years Of Scouting In Hinckley District Environmental Fox Coverts camp site
Hinckley District Scouts
Lighting Designer Apr 2009
Cosi FanTutte Opera Concordia Theatre
Stanley Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Bacon
Set designer: Rick Scrine
Apr 2009
Talking To Terrorists Theatre Crescent Theatre Studio
The Crescent Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kerry Murdock
Apr 2009
Guys and Dolls Musical John Clevland College
Jcc Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Cook
Mar 2009
Disco Inferno Musical Concordia Theatre
The Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: John Rollings
Set designer: Pete Watts
Mar 2009
James Toseland Pre season send off party Concert Donnington Park Lighting Designer Feb 2009
The Lover / Landscape Theatre Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham
Friction Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Graeme Braidwood / Kerry Murdock
Dec 2008
End Of Season Party Concert Donington Park Lighting Designer Nov 2008
Aikon Music video shoot Concert Elements nightclub
www.aikon.co.uk
Lighting Designer Director: Andy Whitehead (video)
Sep 2008
Yorkshire Planetarium Environmental Harewood House
Yorkshire Planetarium
Lighting Designer Jul 2008
FAME! Musical JCC Hinckley
John Clevland Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Cook
Mar 2008
Spend Spend Spend Musical Concordia Theatre
Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Clarke
Set designer: Phill clay
Mar 2008
Red Bull Enchanted Forest Environmental Inveraray Castle Scotland
Red Bull UK
Lighting Designer Aug 2007
Somewhere Over The Ruby Rainbow Concert Concordia Theatre, then touring
BBC Leicester
Lighting Designer Director: Rebecca Valentine
Aug 2007
Glastonbury Red Bull stage Concert Glastonbury Festival
Up all night music
Lighting Designer Jun 2007
Carmen Opera Concordia Theatrre
Stanley Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Bacon
Set designer: Rick
Apr 2007
Company Theatre Concordia Theatre
Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Clarke
Set designer: Phil Clay
Mar 2007
Lets Face The Music Dance Concordia Theatre
Pat barker Dance
Lighting Designer Nov 2006
Dance Concordia Theatre
Pat barker Dance
Lighting Designer Nov 2006
Twelfth Night Theatre Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar, then touring
Young Shakespeare Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Geelan
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Oct 2006
Can't Stop The Beat Dance Concordia Theatre
Shelby Dance
Lighting Designer Oct 2006
Songs from the silver screen Concert Concordia Theatre
Stanley Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Liz Huddlestone
Oct 2006
IVAN Dance Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadlers Wells, then touring
Jonzi D Productions
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Jonzi D and Jane Sekonya
Oct 2006
Titanic - The Musical Musical Concordia Theatre
Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Clarke
Set designer: Scenic Projects
Sep 2006
Brassed Off Theatre Concordia Theatre
New Theatre Players
Lighting Designer Director: Priscilla Morris
Set designer: Phil Clay
Sep 2006
Pop Icons 2006 Concert Droitwich High School
Adr
Lighting Designer Director: Ade Holbroke
Jul 2006
Rythm is a Dancer Dance Concordia Theatre
Steps school of dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michelle Upton
May 2006
The Marriage of Figaro Opera Concordia Theatre
Stanley Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Bacon
Apr 2006
Oliver! Non-professional Mount Grace High School Hinckley
Mount Grace High School
Lighting Designer Director: Ms K McGovern
Mar 2006
When The Lights Go On Again Theatre Concordia Theatre
Tinnhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Dave Powers/John Rollings
Set designer: John Watts/Pete Watts
Mar 2006
Chess Musical Concordia Theatre
HCG
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Clarke
Set designer: Scenic Projects (Sulfolk)
Feb 2006
Christmas Music Concert Concordia Theatre
Charity fund rasing
Lighting Designer Director: Liz Huddlestone
Set designer: Arther Halliwell
Dec 2005
Gotta Dance Dance Concordia Theatre
Pat Barker Academy of Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Beckie Trickett / Rachael Groocock
Set designer: Pete Watts / Paul Barker
Nov 2005
A Shelby Sensation Dance Concordia Theatre
Shelby Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michelle Clarke
Oct 2005
Music From The Movies Theatre Concordia Theatre
Stanly Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Liz Huddlestone
Oct 2005
Droitwich Music Festerval Environmental Droitwich rugby club
Adr
Lighting Designer Director: Ade Holbrook
Jul 2005
global sprIT event Corporate & Industrial The Meeting Centre
Eclipse Sound + Light
Lighting Designer Jul 2005
Man Of Lamancha Musical Concordia Theatre Hinckley
Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Clarke
Set designer: Prosceneium Rochdale (hire)
Mar 2005
Anything Goes Dance Concordia Theatre Hinckley
Pat Barker Dancing School
Lighting Designer Nov 2004
Young band showcase Concert Evsham arts centre
Adr
Lighting Designer Director: Ade Holbrook
Jul 2004
Swindon Drum day Corporate & Industrial New theatre Swindon
Adr
Lighting Designer Director: Ade Holbrook
Jun 2004
Faust Opera Concordia Theatre
Stanly Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Bacon
Apr 2004
Grease Non-professional Hastings High School Hinckley
Hastings High School
Lighting Designer Mar 2004
Babes In Arms Musical Concordia Theatre
Tinhatters
Lighting Designer Director: Zoe Clarke
Set designer: Phil R. Daniels (Upstage Designs)
Mar 2003

Sleeping Beauty

All the right ingredients are at the kings with a dazzling lighting design by Pete Watts
Brett Herriot, Scots Gay Arts 08/12/2017

Jack and the Beanstalk

What sets this pantomime apart is Pete Watts’ lighting. It is a kaleidoscope of colour, from the moment the glitter ball starts turning to the rainbow of spotlights sweeping over the audience as Jack and his friends reach the giant’s kingdom.
Claire Brotherwood, The Stage 15/12/2015
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Festival
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07780850682

Mobile phone

07780 850682

Email address

petewatts@livelx.co.uk