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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Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX in the Duffield Studio (enter via Dorfman Theatre foyer)

This event is aimed at stage design final year students, interested in designing for theatre, dance and opera, who are eligible to apply for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2017.

To tie in with this year's Linbury Prize, there is a festival of design events hosted at the National Theatre, Theatre Design - Stages of Creation.

There's an overview of the events below - click on the titles for more information and to book.

Workshop: Creative Design and Wig-making for Theatre
Tuesday 1 December, 1 – 6pm
Create a dramatic piece of wig design on a grand scale.

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.