Alex Musgrave (Design Lumiere 2019) & Rachel Stanwood-Jones (Production Lumiere 2021) in tech.

The ALPD Design Lumière Scheme 2022

The ALPD are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for our Design Lumière Scheme 2022. This year we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Applications are open now! Click here to apply.

We are pleased to be returning to our 6-month format for the next Design Lumière Scheme 2022. A pathway scheme for emerging lighting designers, it gives them valuable experience of working professionally as an assistant lighting designer for six months. This year’s Scheme consists of two parts. Initially, they will be placed at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, assisting visiting lighting designers within the lighting and AV department.

In the second stage, the Lumière will be matched with a number of established lighting designers and will spend three months assisting them, travelling around the country and possibly internationally. Alongside this, each Lumière will receive a bespoke package of mentoring and support, a toolkit for how to survive and thrive as a lighting designer: anything from getting an agent and building a portfolio to navigating challenging situations. The Lumière may have the opportunity to take on associate lighting designer roles toward the end of their attachments.

We welcome Design Lumière applications from anyone who has a minimum of one year’s professional experience working in the industry. The ALPD are committed to inclusivity and are actively encouraging applications from those who feel they are currently under-represented in the UK theatre industry. We would also like to encourage applicants who may have moved away from theatre for various reasons and want to return to the industry.

You do not need to be a member of the ALPD to apply for the Design Lumière Scheme.

If you’d like to be considered for the Design Lumière Scheme 2022, there are two ways of applying:

  • A CV with details of two referees. 
  • A covering letter OR video application (no longer than 3mins)

In your application, please consider the following:

·       Who are you? Why are you applying?

·       What style or genre of productions are you interested in?

·       Tell us about a production that has inspired you.

·       Let us know if you consider yourself to be from an under-represented background within the industry.

·       Tell us anything else you think we should know about you.

Please email all applications to with ‘Design Lumiere 2022 – YOUR NAME’ in the subject line.

Written applications should be created in a PDF format. Please include your FULL name in any PDF file.

Video applications can also be sent to the same email address with the file labelled as “YOUR NAME Design Lumiere 2022”.

Closing Date for applications is 6PM on Sunday 10th April 2022.

The ALPD embrace and encourage diversity in many forms and are committed to inclusivity among our community members, including all members, associates and collaborators. We define diversity as people of different backgrounds, races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, beliefs, religions, socio-economic statuses, and more, and inclusivity as an approach where we respect, welcome, encourage, and engage diverse perspectives. Our strength and success as an organisation is built on the foundation of a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Thank you to Glyndebourne Festival Opera, our generous supporters and all those who donated to ‘A Light Walk’ in 2021 for making this year’s Design Lumière Scheme possible.

Further information, including how to apply for the Design Lumière Scheme can be found here. (Link to Design Lumiere Scheme heading on the Lumiere Scheme website page).