PG Community Visit: Es Devlin's Studio

Es Devlin

15 Jun 2018

2.45pm to 4.30pm

This event is open to all UAL Postgraduate students and alumni

Join Bettina John, Postgraduate Community Ambassador for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of stage designer Es Devlin's studio. 

What do Harold Pinter, Lady Gaga, the Royal Opera House, Louis Vuitton and the organising committee of the London Olympic games have in common?

More clues? Add Kanye West, Sadlers Wells, Take That and the Royal Shakespeare Company to that list and you have the answer: Stage Designer Es Devlin OBE. 

Join UAL’s Postgraduate Community for an exclusive tour of Es Devlin’s studio in London with an introduction by Es Devlin herself! 

If you didn’t manage to catch Es Devlin on episode 3 of Netflix’s Abstract, then don't fret, as you're likely to have seen her work before – but perhaps you just didn’t realise it. Over the course of her remarkable career, Es Devlin has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including AdeleBeyoncéThe WeekndMiley CyrusU2 and Stormzy, creating some of the most incredible stage designs our generation has ever seen. 

Devlin designed the London Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony and continues to work within the realms of theatre and opera. Her many theatre credits include Ugly Lies the Bone at the National TheatreHamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican and Girls and Boys at The Royal Court Theatre. Devlin designed the biggest ever European opera event, The bi-annual Bregenz Festival in 2017, creating the iconic design of cards flying in the air for the opera Carmen, of which she was named winner of the Panerai London award.


At this event you will:

    •    Take part in a private tour of an Es Devlin's London Studio.

    •    Meet other curating/ arts management postgraduate students and alumni from UAL

    •    Meet other young professionals in the arts from beyond UAL

To secure a place, email with answers to the following questions:

    •    Your name, course and college

    •    How this opportunity will benefit you

    •    If you are offered a place, can you guarantee you will turn up?