Lucy Osborne is an award-winning set and costume designer based in London.  


She is represented by Clare Vidal-Hall, and you can find a more detailed CV at

Lucy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 



+ COMING UP 2020 / 2021

Cabaret - Gothenburg Opera, Sweden



+ RECENT WORK 2018 / 2019


Rich Kids - a new play written and directed by Javaad Alipoor - Traverse, Edinburgh; Home, Manchester; Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

God's Dice - a new play written by David Baddiel - Soho Theatre, London

Rutherford and Son - Sheffield Crucible


The Assassination of Katie Hopkins - Theatr Clwyd (Winner Best Musical Production 2018, UK Theatre Awards)

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer - Complicite/National Theatre, Home, Liverpool Playhouse

Les Miserables Wermland Opera, Sweden and subsequent transfer to Smålands Musik & Teater, Jönköping, Sweden




Royal Conservatoire Scotland - a commission to deliver a programme of learning through their Fair Access scheme, leading a group of students through the process of designing their own community based pop-up performance venue.  

Embassy Gardens, London - a feasibility study for auditorium and technical systems design for an art gallery and performance space.

Theatr Clwyd - delivery of the public art strategy for the refurbishment of Theatr Clwyd.

Lucy was a member of the editorial board for the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) held in London in June 2018


She is a member of the sub-group which is currently editing the Auditorium Design section of The Association of Theatre Technicians “Yellow Book’ - the industry standards for safety in performing arts venues.


She was chosen as one of a handful of designers to represent Great Britain at the Prague Quadrennial of Theatre Design 2019 with her design for Theater Clwyd’s production of The Assassination of Katie Hopkins.




One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Sheffield Crucible

Becoming: Part One - Donmar Warehouse

Uncle Vanya - Theatr Clwyd / Sheffield Theatres

Privacy - Donmar Warehouse / Public Theatre, New York

Luna Gale - Hampstead Theatre

Translations - Sheffield Theatres/ETT/Rose Theatre - UK Theatre Awards Best Touring Production

Coriolanus - Donmar Warehouse and NT Live

The Machine - Manchester International Festival / The Armory, New York

Berenice - Donmar Warehouse

The Angry Brigade - Paines Plough / Plymouth / UK Tour

The Recruiting Officer - Donmar Warehouse - nominated for 'Best Design' Evening Standard Awards

Plenty - Sheffield Theatres

Twelfth Night - Chicago Shakespeare Theatre - winner Jeff Award for 'Best Scenic Design'

The Long and The Short and The Tall Sheffield Lyceum and UK Tour

Huis Clos Donmar Trafalgar Season

The Unthinkable - Sheffield Crucible Studio

The Taming of the Shrew Chicago Shakespeare Theatre


Lucy has had a long association with new-writing theatre company Paines Plough, where her work includes; 


An Intervention, Jumpers For Goalposts Hull Truck / Watford Palace / UK Tour

The Roundabout Seasons 2011, 2012 and 2014 - Roundabout

Love Love Love Royal Court / UK Tour

In 2012 Paines Plough commissioned Lucy to design Roundabout, a 168 seat pop-up auditorium enabling the company to extensively tour the UK.  Roundabout was launched in August 2014 at Summerhall, Edinburgh, was voted Best Fringe Venue 2015 and also won The Stage Awards Theatre Building of the Year 2015.

Following the success of Roundabout, Lucy became a founder member of studio three sixty° a collective who design the next generation of pop-up venues and undertake bespoke commissions.


As an Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre her work includes The Aliens, Like a Fishbone,The Whisky Taster, If There Is I Haven’t Found it Yet, Wrecks, Tinderbox, Sea Wall and The Broken Space Season.