The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design.

A unique opportunity for graduating designers, the Prize offers twelve finalists the chance to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies.

Four winners will be selected, each of whom will gain a professional commission and win a cash prize.

Read about one winner's experience of Linbury Prize, from application to announcement.

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The Linbury Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for stage design has got a new perspective in 2015: sponsored by the British Council, one Linbury Prize candidate will embark on an international collaboration with Les Kurbas Theatre (Lviv, Ukraine) on an brand new production of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale.

We are welcoming applications until 12 noon on Wednesday 8 July 2015.


The Driver's Seat, designed by Ana Ines Jabares Pita, the overall winner of the Linbury Prize 2013 opens soon. 

This World Premier production is adapted and directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s Artistic Director, Laurie Sansom (Director of The James Plays) and features a highly distinguished cast of Scottish and international performers, including Morven Christie who creates the central role of Lise.