The Society of British Theatre Designers

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  • Anne Boleyn Act 2
  • Little Red Riding Hood
Make Believe - UK Design for Performance

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.

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Blue Pages Magazine, no. 2 - 2015 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 Partners

We would like to thank our Principal Sponsors for their support during Make/Believe : UK Design for Performance 2011 - 2015 during its residency at Nottingham Trent University and at the Prague Quadrennial 2015.

  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • V&A
  • The Linbury Trust
  • Backstage Academy
  • Nottingham Trent University

Exhibition Sponsors

  • ASD - Association of Sound Designers
  • WNO: Welsh National Opera
  • Promp Side Theatrical Drapery
  • Robe
  • Splinter
  • Stage Technologies
  • CTS: Cardiff Theatrical Services
  • White Light
  • Applied Arts - where imagination takes form
  • ABTT
  • ETC


UK Design for Performance

The SBTD are pleased to announce the selection for the PQ2015 and V&A exhibition here.

Prague Quadrennial 2015: 18 – 28 June
V&A: 9 July – January 2016

Make Believe - UK Design for Performance, 2011-2015