The Designers Formation


The Designers Formation is the only agency in the United Kingdom exclusively representing theatre designers. Our designers live in the UK and work at national and international level. Actively involved in organisations representing the theatre design profession, they exhibit their work at major theatre design exhibitions, and a number of them have been selected to represent the United Kingdom at the Prague Quadriennale, the international exhibition of contemporary theatre design/scenography.


We celebrate the diversity of our designers’ cultural heritage which hails from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, China, Iran and Iraq.


As an agency, we seek to




We are very fortunate to have a dynamic and active advisory panel to support us. As experienced designers themselves or people who work with designers on a regular basis they are able to be our eyes and ears in associated professions and fields of interest.


Our advisory panel:


Carla Angus, who after many years as a set and costume designer now runs a unique Arts Centre in the North of Scotland called The Creative Retreat


Rosamunde Hutt, who has been Artistic Director of Hijinx Theatre Company, Theatre Centre and was until recently an Associate Director at The Unicorn, now a freelance director.


Jane Linz Roberts, a set and costume designer who also designs for film, tv and museums.


Nick Macliammoir, a lighting designer for theatre and film, who has had a career change.

He is now a Lighting Consultant with Ove Arup, where he has a full-time commitment with an international brief.


Peter Rumney, an award-winning writer and Joint Artistic Director of Dragon Breath Theatre. He is Senior Lecturer in Theatre design at Nottingham Trent University