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Alys Whitehead

Designer London

Alys Whitehead is an emerging Performance Designer trained at Central Saint Martins and based in London. She was nominated for an Off West End Award in 2019 for Aisha at the Old Red Lion and Tristan Bates Theatre.

Alys came to theatre from a photography and installation maker background because she was drawn into storytelling and how to create expressive and truthful designs for performers and audiences to connect within. The way that set and costume for theatre does not stand alone as an installation, but marries up with different contributions to make a performance that is ever-changing, is for her, bringing art to life. Alys has found theatre design the most exciting medium of art and protest that she has ever expressed her ideas with. She loves working with a script to design spaces that morph organically through deep conversations about human experiences with directors and performers.


SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER, Snowflakes, Dissident Theatre/ Old Red Lion, 4 weeks, 2020 (postponed due to Covid-19 crisis)
ASSISTANT DESIGNER, SEX SEX MEN, Pecs Drag Kings/ The Yard Theatre, 3 weeks, 2019
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER, An Enemy of the People, Here and Now Ensemble/ Playground Theatre, 4 weeks, 2019
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER, The Treatment, Drama Centre London/ Platform Theatre, 1 week, 2019
SET DESIGNER, Aisha, Ailia Theatre Company/ The Old Red Lion and the Tristan Bates Theatre, 3 weeks total, 2019 (Offie Nominated Set Design)
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER, The Changeling, Drama Centre London/ Platform Theatre, 1 week, 2018
SET BUILDER, Reactor, Arts Educational Schools London, 1 week, 2018
SET DESIGNER, Tracing Grace, Off The Wall Theatre/ Theatre 503 , 1 week, 2018
ASSISTANT DESIGNER, Some Voices, Drama Centre London/ Platform Theatre, 1 week, 2017
ASSISTANT DESIGNER, The Strip, Drama Centre London/ Platform Theatre, 1 week, 2017


BA (Hons) Performance: Design and Practice, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, University of the Arts London 2016-2019
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Oxford Brookes School of Art 2015-2016


2-5 years


Costume Design
Performance Art
Prop Making
Set Design
Site Responsive/Immersive
TV / Film