The Society of British Theatre Designers

  • Dick Whittington
  • Sommer 14
  • The ogre and the king
  • Khadija and Ade
  • Orphans
  • Rigoletto
2011 National Exhibition

Welcome to the Society of British Theatre Designers.

We are here for our members, friends and those interested in our activities.

The Society was created to benefit you and your profession - to explore and further the role of the designer within the arts today. Your membership can make a difference.

As a professional and social organisation run by designers for the benefit of designers, the SBTD is best placed to support us in our working lives.

The Blue Pages Magazine:

Blue Pages Magazine, no. 2 - 2014 cover

Blue Pages is the Society of British Theatre Designers' quarterly journal. It is sent out to all members (Professional, Graduate, Student, Associates and Retired) as part of their subscription. Containing a diverse range of articles on contemporary performance design practice from innovative practitioners across the disciplines of performing and visual arts, architecture, research and education, this is a must read for all those with an interest in our field.

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Exhibition News

Make : Believe
UK Design for Performance 2011–2015

The Society of British Theatre Designers’  National Exhibition 2015 in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and Nottingham Trent University

INTENT TO EXHIBIT IS NOW CLOSED – if you would still like to participate please contact

STAGE TWO – CATALOGUE ENTRY IS OPEN UNTIL 26 September - click here to complete the form

The SBTD’s new national exhibition will open at Nottingham Trent University from 14 – 30 January 2015. Selected work from this open exhibition will be shown at the next Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space from 17 – 28 June 2015, before taking up residency at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London for six months from July 2015 and at a further  galleries throughout the UK from March 2016.

For full details of exhibition themes, download our information pack here: New National Exhibition / SBTD Information Pack.