Photograph from Lift The Musical - lighting design by Sam Ohlsson
From the show Lift The Musical
Photograph from NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES - lighting design by Sam Ohlsson
From the show NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
Photograph from Sweet Charity - lighting design by Sam Ohlsson
From the show Sweet Charity
Photograph from Bright Lights Big City - lighting design by Sam Ohlsson
From the show Bright Lights Big City
Sam Ohlsson's picture

Sam Ohlsson

Freelance Lighting Designer, Draughtsman & Programmer for Theatre, Events and Installations in the UK and Internationally.

Sam has works on countless West End shows, events, installations in London and Abroad. He trained at the LAMDA ( London Academy of Music Dramatic Arts) during his time there he was working in the West End on a number of shows as a Followspot Operator.

Upon leaving, Sam started to work on Wicked the Musical for a number of years. After his time, he trained to be a qualified electrician. Once completed his training he became Dayman Electrician at School Of Rock at The New London.

Working in the west end and events has given Sam a wide knowledge of moving lights and programming. He has programmed for designers Peter Harrison, Stuart Porter and Andrew Voller. Sam is an ETC Family Programmer and Operator, He can also program and operate others desk at a basic level.

Sam designs in Vectorworks and visualizers his plans in Vision. This is a great tool to produce plans with great detail and see the end design on screen. Sam prides in producing paperwork for all aspects of the production to a professional level.

Sam is always looking for new challenges and new people to work with, he would love to hear about your next project.

Sam now splits his time working freelance and at Harry Potter, London as Cover Deputy Head of LX and Video.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
KC Chamber Initiatives Dinner Corporate & Industrial KANSAS CITY, Missouri Draftsperson 15 Nov 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
GOOGLE SHOREDITCH Corporate & Industrial Shoreditch Google Startup Campus
White Light
Production Electrician Lighting designer: White Light
Feb 2019
GOOGLE BERLIN Corporate & Industrial BERLIN Google HQ
White Light
Production Electrician Lighting designer: White Light
Jan 2019
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Corporate & Industrial Village Hall – Battersea Power
Polar Bear Live
Lighting Designer Dec 2018
Sweet Charity Theatre Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Mulholland
Set designer: Simon Kesselman
Nov 2018
Bright Lights Big City Theatre Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: David Willoughby
Set designer: Simon Kesselman
Nov 2018
NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Theatre Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Lawrence Evans
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Oct 2018
MEN SHOULD WEEP Theatre Sheridan Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Sue Colgrave
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Oct 2018
French Without Tears Theatre Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Dugald Brucelockhart
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Oct 2018
Future Dreams ‘Ten’ at the Palladium Theatre London Palladium
Future Dreams Charity
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Oli Matthews
Sep 2018
OSCILLATE Dance Sadlers Wells Studio & Edinburgh Fringe
Old Kent Road
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Dre Torres
Jul 2018
CELEBRATION OF GILLIAN LYNNE Theatre Gillian Lynne Theatre
Really Useful Group
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Andrew Voller
Jun 2018
BETFAIR ROAD TO RUSSIA LIVE Television Gillian Lynne Theatre
Prolink TV
Lighting Designer Jun 2018
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Theatre Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Mulholland
Set designer: Simon Kesselman
May 2018
Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber 2018 Legends Series Theatre New London Theatre
2018 Legends Series, Telegraph
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Andrew Voller
Mar 2018
MOUNTVIEW SHOWCASE Theatre New London Theatre
Mountview Academy
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Peter Harrison
Feb 2018
Eugenius! The Musical Theatre The Other Palace, London
Kevin Wood & Warwick Davis
Draftsperson Lighting designer: Andrew Ellis
Director: Ian Talbot
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
Dec 2017
FABULOUS MAGAZINE 10TH ANNIVERSARY - Fashion Shoot Corporate & Industrial New London Theatre
The Sun - Fabulous Magazine
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
HEARST MAGASINE AWARDS Corporate & Industrial New London Theatre
Hearst UK
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
FABULOUS MAGAZINE 10TH ANNIVERSARY - Fashion Shoot Corporate & Industrial New London Theatre
The Sun - Fabulous Magazine
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
Celebration of ANdAZ Corporate & Industrial ANdAZ HOTEL LIVERPOOL STREET
Steven Dugan Events
Lighting Designer Director: Steven Dugan Events
Set designer: Steven Dugan Events
Oct 2017
TRANSFORMERS 5 THE LAST KNIGHT- Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Richard Godin
Jun 2017
GOOGLE DUBLIN Corporate & Industrial Dublin Google HQ
White Light
Production Electrician Lighting designer: White Light
Jan 2017
ALLIED - Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Limited Edition Events
Nov 2016
Joe and Casper 2 World Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Empire Cinema, Leicester Square
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Limited Edition Events
Nov 2016
Urdang Summer Showcase 2016 Theatre Hackney Empire
Urdang Academy
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Andrew Ellis
Jul 2016
IT TAKES TWO Theatre Grove Theatre, UK Lighting Designer Director: Louise Dearman
Apr 2016
The Hateful Eight Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Limited Edition Events
Dec 2015
ZIPPO CIRCUS & CIRQUE BERSERK Theatre Winter Wonderland, London
ZIPPO CIRCUS
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mike Robertson
Dec 2015
Joe and Casper World Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Empire Cinema, Leicester Square
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Limited Edition Events
Nov 2015
ITV GALA Corporate & Industrial London Palladium
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Limited Edition Events
Nov 2015
James Bond – SPECTRE World Film Premiere Corporate & Industrial Royal Albert Hall, London
Limited Edition Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Richard Godin
Oct 2015
Baker’s Dozen Theatre 54 Below, New York & St James Theatre, London
Stuart Piper & Danielle Tarento
Lighting Designer Director: Frances Ruffelle
Oct 2015
Let’s Here It For The Boys Theatre Grove Theatre, UK
Louise Dearman
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Dearman
May 2015
Lift The Musical Theatre Ivy Arts Center
GSA
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mike Robertson
Director: Paul Baker
Set designer: PJ McEvoy
Nov 2014
WOW Here comes the girls Theatre Grove Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Louise Dearman
Apr 2014
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Displays & Art
Non-professional:
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Education:
  • Workshops
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07914 528527

Email address

sam.ohlsson@gmail.com

Website www.samohlsson.co.uk

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