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Michael Vale.
Michael Vale.

Michael Vale - Course Leader

Michael Vale has designed sets and costumes for over 200 theatre and opera productions both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

His work has been nominated for two Olivier Awards, an Irish Times Theatre Award, a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award, a Charrington Fringe First Award and two Off West End Theatre Awards.

Companies he has worked with include:

Almeida Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Birmingham Rep, Bolton Octagon (with whom he is an Associate Artist), Bristol Old Vic, Colchester Mercury Theatre, De Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp, Belgium), Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, English National Opera, English Touring Theatre, English Touring Opera, Galaxy Theatre (Tokyo, Japan), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Kneehigh Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Los Angeles Opera (United States of America), Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester Library Theatre and Royal Exchange, Munich Biennale (Germany), New Zealand International Art’s Festival, Northampton Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, Opera North, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Salisbury Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Soho Theatre, Spymonkey, The National Theatre, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Royal Court, The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Sage Gateshead, Told By An Idiot (with whom he is an Associate Idiot), Wales Millenium Centre, Warsaw Globe Theatre Company (Poland) and the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Visiting Staff

Have included: 

  • Jon Bausor - Theatre Designer
  • Jane Collins - Theatre Director
  • William Dudley - Theatre Designer
  • Mauricio Elorriga - Theatre Designer
  • Sophie Jump - Theatre Designer
  • David Neat - Model-maker
  • Aideen Malone - Lighting Designer
  • Anastasios Maragiannis - Digital Designer
  • Dick Straker - Digital Designer

Related links:

MA Theatre Design