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.

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The Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013 exhibition is to travel to Dundee Rep Theatre this February. The exhibition features work by all twelve finalists, including the four winners, who are now working with this year's four commissioning companies: English Touring Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Nottingham Playhouse and Scottish Dance Theatre.

The winners of the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2013 were announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre on 21 November.

To coincide with this year’s Linbury Prize exhibition, there will be a Platform event at the National Theatre - The Linbury Prize for Stage Design: Getting Started.

Past Linbury winners Patrick Connellan (first winner in 1987), Ben Stones (group winner in 2003), and Garance Marneur (overall winner in 2007) will discuss the early stages of developing their work in stage design and how the Prize has affected their careers. Chaired by Pamela Howard.

Wednesday 27 November, 6pm
The Shed, National Theatre