Photograph from Isabeau - lighting design by Robbie Butler
Photographer: Ali Wright | From the show Isabeau
Photograph from My Mother Said I Never Should - lighting design by Robbie Butler
Photographer: Robert Day | From the show My Mother Said I Never Should
Photograph from Don't Smoke In Bed - lighting design by Robbie Butler
Don't Smoke In Bed | Photographer: Lidia Crisafulli | From the show Don't Smoke In Bed
Photograph from The Selfish Giant - lighting design by Robbie Butler
Photographer: Paul Blakemore | From the show The Selfish Giant
Photograph from My Mother Said I Never Should - lighting design by Robbie Butler
Photographer: Robert Day | From the show My Mother Said I Never Should
Robbie Butler's picture

Robbie Butler

Robbie trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is an honorary life member of the Association of Lighting designers, has twice been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design and was the winner of the 2015 ETC Award. Recent credits include projects with Complicité, The Unicorn Theatre, Seabright Productions, Stage Traffic, Rifco Theatre Company, Theatre by The Lake, as well as operas with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Opera Holland Park and as an associate designer, Teatro Real in Madrid and The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. More at www.robbiebutler.com

 

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Children Theatre Theatre By the Lake Lighting Designer Director: Stefan Escreet
Set designer: Elizabeth Wright
Jun 2019
My Mother Said I Never Should Theatre Theatre By the Lake
Theatre By The Lake
Lighting Designer Director: Katie Posner
Set designer: Elizabeth Wright
May 2019
ORAL Theatre Guildhall Theatre, then touring
Strike a Light
Lighting Designer Director: Tom Roden
Set designer: Rebecca Wood
Apr 2019
The Crown Dual Theatre King's Head Theatre, then touring
James Seabright Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Owen Lewis
Set designer: Lee Newby
Feb 2019
The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke Theatre Complicite Lighting Designer Director: Simon McBurney and Clint Dyer
Feb 2019
Cinderella Theatre Tower Theatre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Omar F Okai
Set designer: Stewart J Charlesworth
Dec 2018
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Theatre Macron Stadium
Bolton Octagon
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Occhipinti
Set designer: Liz Cooke
Dec 2018
The Selfish Giant Theatre Clapham Omnibus, then touring
Soap Soup Theatre and Tessa Bide
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Fuller
Set designer: Tomasin Cuthbert
Nov 2018
Lady Macwata Theatre Ghostlight Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Clint Dyer
Nov 2018
Down and Out: LIVE Theatre La Generale, Paris Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Hannah Price
Sep 2018
Abandoman: Pirate Radio Concert Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Productions
Lighting Designer Jul 2018
Isabeau Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2018
For King and Country Theatre Southwark Playhouse - Large
Dilated Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Tomlinson
Set designer: Jacqui Gunn
Jun 2018
Down and Out: LIVE Theatre Stone Nest
Libby Brodie Productions
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Hannah Price
Jun 2018
Tensile Strength Theatre ARC Stockton
Arc Stockton
Lighting Designer Director: David Ralfe
Set designer: Robbie Butler
Mar 2018
Dialogues des Carmelites Opera Silk Street Theatre, London
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Feb 2018
There or Here Theatre The Park Theatre Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Vik Sivalingam
Set designer: Vicky Sweatman
Jan 2018
The Wind in the Willows Theatre The Core, Corby
The Wardrobe Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Jesse Jones
Set designer: Kate Bunce
Dec 2017
The Passing of the Third Floor Back Theatre Finborough Theatre, London
NorthSEE
Lighting Designer Director: Jonny Kelly
Set designer: Jasmine Swan
Nov 2017
The Enchanted Pig Opera Jackson's Lane Theatre
Hampstead Garden Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Laura Attridge
Set designer: Isa Shaw Abulafia
Nov 2017
Mother Courage And Her Children Theatre Southwark Playhouse - Large Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Chissick
Set designer: Barney George
Nov 2017
Education Education Education Theatre The Wardrobe Ensemble Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Katherine Williams
Director: Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton
Set designer: Lucy Sierra
Sep 2017
Curtain'd Sleep Theatre St Mary's University Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Woods & Katharine Hardman
Set designer: William Aubrey-Jones
Sep 2017
Windows Theatre Finborough Theatre, London Lighting Designer Director: Geoffrey Beavers
Set designer: Alex Marker
Aug 2017
Boom Theatre Theatre 503 Lighting Designer Director: Katherine Nesbitt
Set designer: Nicky Blackwell
Aug 2017
Just To Get Married Theatre Finborough Theatre, London Lighting Designer Director: Melissa Dunne
Set designer: Katherine Davies Herbst
Jul 2017
Mumburger Theatre The Old Red Lion Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Tommo Fowler
Set designer: Charlotte Henery
Jun 2017
Incident At Vichy Theatre Kings Head Theatre
The Phill Wilmott Co.
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Jun 2017
1984: Live Theatre Senate House
Libby Brodie Productions
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Hannah Price
Jun 2017
Jekyll and Hyde Theatre The Pleasance London
Let Them Call It Mischief
Lighting Designer Director: Danny Wainwright
Set designer: Kirstin Rodger
May 2017
Dracula Theatre The Warren
Let Them Call It Mischief
Lighting Designer Director: Danny Wainwright
May 2017
Caste Theatre Finborough Theatre
Project One
Lighting Designer Director: Charlotte Peters
Set designer: Georgia De Grey
Apr 2017
Incident At Vichy Theatre Finborough Theatre, London Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Georgia De Grey
Mar 2017
Dubailand Theatre Finborough Theatre, London
Flux Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Georgie Straight
Set designer: Bex Kemp
Feb 2017
Run The Beast Down Theatre Finborough Theatre, London
Libbie Brodie Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Price
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Jan 2017
Scapegoat Theatre St Stephen's Church Canonbury
Creative Structure
Lighting Designer Director: Abigail Pickard Price
Set designer: Charlie Cridlan
Dec 2016
Pride and Prejudice Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre, London, then touring
Two Bit Classics
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Simon Wilkinson
Director: Abigail Anderson
Set designer: Dora Schweitzer
Dec 2016
Odd Shaped Balls Theatre The Old Red Lion
Plane Paper Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Twyman
Set designer: Luke W Robson
May 2016
Poppies - A New Musical Musical The Space, London
Music Box Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Alanna Stone
Set designer: Marco Santarosa
May 2016
The Social Notwork Theatre The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Narky Knickers
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Wollerton
Apr 2016
Don't Smoke In Bed Theatre Finborough Theatre
Plane Paper Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Twyman
Set designer: Emily May Sions
Mar 2016
Let The Right One In Theatre Lost Theatre, London
Lost Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Bowman
Set designer: Mark Magill
Oct 2015
Intimissimi On Ice 2015 Opera Arena Di Verona
Intimissimi
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Bruno Poet
Director: Francisco Negrin
Oct 2015
Princess - A Rock Ballet Dance Lost Theatre, London
Stuart Saint Productions
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Stuart Saint
Sep 2015
West Side Story Musical The New Athenaeum Theatre
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Set designer: Kenneth MacCleod
Mar 2015
The Country Wife Theatre The Chandler Studio Theatre
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: James Robert Carson
Set designer: Nathalie Page
Nov 2014
Festen Theatre Changing House, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, then touring
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Maggie Kinloch & John Kazek
Set designer: Cara Roxburgh
Jun 2014
The Merchant Of Venice Theatre Kaohsiung Experimental Theatre
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Ali De Souza
Apr 2014

Run The Beast Down

"...a dazzling symphony of shifting colours [and] flashing strobes..."
Fergus Morgan, The Stage

Odd Shaped Balls

"...with one actor and with a static set (albeit a delicately crafted throwback by Luke W. Robson to both the community sports club locker room and the 1950s wooden panelled, heavy-carpeted English pub). Throw in some snappy lighting cues by designer Robbie Butler and the stage is set for an exposing and well-rounded production..."
Daniel Perks, Exeunt Magazine 06/06/2016
"...It’s an intelligently designed production and the sharp lighting cues help to define the shifts in place and time..."
Annabel Mellor, West End WIlma 03/06/2016
Theatre:
  • International
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • 'Country House'
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Concert:
  • International Event
  • Festival
Corporate:
  • Fashion Shows
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Open Air Events
Contact method Details
Website www.robbiebutler.com
Agent name Clare Vidal-Hall
Agent website www.clarevidalhall.com
Agent email info@clarevidalhall.com

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