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Hartley is an international lighting designer and theatre consultant with extensive experience of the arts industry in the UK, Europe, North America and worldwide.

Hartley's lighting design work includes designs for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company (London, Stratford, UK and international tours), London work includes West End theatres, Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, Royal Court, Lyric Hammersmith, Almeida, Hampstead, Tricycle, Bush, Gate, Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark Playhouse, King's Head, New End, Finborough, Bridewell, Arts Theatre and BAC. Regional UK work includes Sheffield Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Northcott Theatre Exeter, Clwyd Theatre Cymru, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and tours. Opera includes Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, Opera Holland Park, Castleward Opera Northern Ireland, and Queen Elizabeth Hall. North America includes Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional. Europe includes Austria, Ireland, Germany, Iceland, Spain and Sweden. Australia includes Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse. Worldwide design and touring includes Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Russia, South Africa and Singapore.

Hartley is also artistic director of C venues, one of the pre-eminent producing venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.