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Chloe Lamford is an internationally renowned stage designer, working in theatre, opera, music and installation. She trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art. She received the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Design for Performance 2013.

Chloe is Associate Designer at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and a resident of Somerset House Studios.


Amadeus (National Theatre, London); De Maiden (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); Unreachable (Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs); The Tempest (Donmar at Kings Cross); costume design for Pelleas et Melisande (Festival D'Aix); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin + Royal Court London); Hamilton Complex (LIFT festival); Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (touring + National Theatre).

Designs for theatre include:

Atmen and Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin); Rules for Living, The World of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre); 1984 (West End/Headlong/Almeida); The Twits, God Bless The Child, How to Hold Your Breath, Circle Mirror Transformation, Teh Internet is Serious Business, 2071 and Open Court for the Royal Court Theatre; Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse); The Events (ATC and Young Vic); Disco Pigs and Sus (Young Vic), Blackta (costume design) also at the Young Vic Theatre; My Shrinking Life, Appointment with the Wicker Man, Knives in Hens (National Theatre Scotland); Praxis Makes PerfectThe Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales); Boys (HeadlongTheatre); Cannibals and The Gate Keeper (Manchester Royal Exchange); Ghost Story (Sky Arts Live Drama), Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), My Romantic History (Crucible, Sheffield/ Bush), Joseph K, The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate), Songs from a Hotel Bedroom (Linbury Studio ROH + Tour), It Felt Empty… (Clean Break), Everything Must Go! and This Wide Night (Soho Theatre), The Mother Ship, How to Tell the Monsters from the Misfits (Birmingham Rep), Small Miracle (Tricycle/ Mercury, Colchester-Winner Best Design TMA awards).

designs for opera include:

Alcina (set), Pelleas and Melisande (costumes) (Aix-En-Provence Festival); The Little Sweep and Let's Make An Opera at Malmo Opera House, Sweden;The Magic Flute (English Touring Opera), War and Peace (Scottish Opera/ RCS), Cunning Little Vixen, Orpheus in the Underworld (Royal College of Music) and La Calisto (Early Opera Company).


Echo Chamber (installation, Royal College of Art); Absence and Hope (Collaboration with performer/ writer Rachel Mars, Tate Modern), Wish You Were Here (Somerset House).