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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Designed by Linbury Prize 2013 company winner, Florence de Maré, is Gaetano Donizetti’s, The Wild Man of the West Indies (Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo). Based on an episode in Cervantes’ Don Quixote, it is a love story of Shakespearean depth set on a Caribbean island.


See Madeleine Girling's beautiful winning designs for Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley at Nottingham Playhouse. Directed by Fiona Buffini.

Performances on sale Friday 12 – Saturday 27 September 2014. To book tickets visit:


Read Ana Ines Jabares Pita on her experience from initial application to overall winner of 2013