As a key member of the creative team a lighting designer reads a play several times, as well as attending rehearsals and production meetings throughout the rehearsal process. Because a lighting designer has extremely limited time to get the design right in the theatre, preparing accurate and detailed paperwork beforehand is crucial. They also keep talking to the director and other designers to ensure that everyone’s ideas and designs work together to realise the final production vision.

Below is an overview of the principles of lighting design and role and process of the lighting designer by Lighting Designer Stephen Hawker.

A Guide to Lighting Design

Lighting Plans

Download the lighting plan for the Upstairs theatre.

To print these plans to scale a professional printing service must be used as they will be able to print according to the key. You’ll need to copy the plans onto a CD or USB to give to the printer. A 1:25 scale ruler will be needed to read the plans. More plans for Belvoir St Theatre can be found here.

Upstairs Theatre Lighting Plan