Portfolio Advisory Day - Wednesday 2 December 2015

Posted on 23 Mon 11 2015

Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX in the Duffield Studio (enter via Dorfman Theatre foyer)

This event is aimed at stage design final year students, interested in designing for theatre, dance and opera, who are eligible to apply for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2017.

Bring your portfolio and meet representatives from the performing arts industry including designers, directors, and production managers. You will receive advice on the strengths and weaknesses they see in the presentation of your work. The purpose of a portfolio review is to guide and encourage your development as an artist and to offer information about how best to present your work.

Email linburyprize@nationaltheatre.org.uk to apply for one of the 60-minute slots in the day, which allows you the chance to meet two different mentors for 30 minutes each.

Be quick – places are very limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Available time slots:

10:30 Group A

11:30 Group B

12:30 Group C

14:30 Group D

15:30 Group E

16:30 Group F

17:30 END

2013 Awards ceremony at the National Theatre
2013 awards ceremony at the National Theatre

Madeleine Girling, photo by Sheila Burnett
2013 Winner, Madeleine Girling

Latest News


Leeds Playhouse are opening their new production of Dr Korczaks Example by David Greig. The production is directed by James Brining and is designed by Linbury Prize Winner Rose Revitt. 

Rose has written a brilliant piece for what’s on stage and was featured on an interview on Entertainmemt Focus about the stage design.







This year’s overall winner of the Linbury Prize is Sami Fendall, who will be designing a newly commissioned dance work as part of Ballet Now for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Also announced were three other winners Zoe Hurwitz designing ACID for Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Rose Revitt designing Dr Korczak’s Example for Leeds Playhouse and TK Hay designing An Adventure for Octagon Theatre Bolton.

2019 marks 30 years since the Linbury Prize was first held at the National Theatre. The first exhibition for emerging designers took place in 1987 at the Theatre Museum, arranged by Anya Sainsbury. In 1989 the first Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design was held at the NT and the Prize is still held here today.  Over the 30 years, more than 1,200 young designers have entered the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.