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 graduates, interested in designing for theatre, dance and opera, who are eligible to apply for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2015.


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: