The Society of British Theatre Designers

Make Believe - Catalogue Available Now

Hannah Sibai

Gallery Images

  • Pensioner Warehouse
  • Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs
  • Penguin! Elephant!


Hannah trained at Wimbledon School of Art in London and now works across the UK designing theatre, films, music videos and installations. Theatre design credits include: Instant Light Circus Company (Slung Low), Under the Bed (154 Collective), Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child), Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios), Shivoham and Rudra (Manasamitra), Set Fire to Everything!!! (RashDash) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Film credits include: Good Girl by Aquilo (pop promo), Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs (pop promo), See Right Through by Tensnake (pop promo) and Kami by Dreamtiger films (short film).

In April 2013 Hannah was appointed Designer in Residence over the period of West Yorkshire Playhouse's acclaimed Transform Festival, designing several in-house shows plus an ambitious new environment for the bar area.

Hannah has a keen interest in transformation, mixed media and naturalism vs surrealism, with colour and detail playing a key part in her designs. She is particularly interested in audience interactive performances and productions in non-traditional theatre spaces, examining the audience member's role and the space they inhabit. She is a keen collaborator with both director and writer, creating designs that are rooted to the very heart of a production.