From the show Performances
Photographer: Robert Day | From the show Northanger Abbey
From the show Hospitalworks
From the show Closer

Hansjorg Schmidt

Hansjörg is a lighting designer, and Programme Director Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College. He graduated with a BA (First Class Honours) in Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MSc Built Environment: Light and Lighting from the Bartlett School, UCL.

Recent lighting designs in London: On Ageing and The Forest (Fevered Sleep), Kursk (Young Vic), Under Glass and Red Ladies (clod ensemble), Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons (Soho Theatre).

Hansjörg’s research interests lie in the area of lighting, site-specificity and narrative, and he has presented papers on his lighting for two innovative performance projects at Design Symposia in Zurich, Riga and Cardiff: Kursk (also published, Blue Pages Magazine, Spring 2010) and Under Glass. Hansjörg is currently preparing two research-led installations, for the Camillo 2.0 Festival aan der Werf in Utrecht, and the Prague Quadrennial 2011.

Hansjörg’s website is at

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Journey's End Theatre Mercury Colchester
Mercury Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Tony Casement
Set designer: Sara Perks
Feb 2008
Northanger Abbey Theatre Salisbury Playhouse, then touring
Salisbury Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Luscombe
Set designer: Colin Falconer
Sep 2007
The Taming of The Shrew Theatre Wilton's Music Hall
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Hutchison
Set designer: Annie Gosney
Mar 2007
Sleeping Beauty Theatre Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Ralph Oswick
Dec 2006
Going Off Theatre Deptford Albany and BAC
Heart 'n Soul
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Dartnell
Nov 2006
Beautiful Octopus Club Concert Deptford Albany
Heart 'n Soul
Lighting Designer Oct 2006
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Theatre the scoop
The Steam Industry
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Cleo Pettit
Aug 2006
Performances Theatre Wilton's Music Hall
Lou Stein Associates
Lighting Designer Director: Lou Stein
Set designer: Liz Cooke
Jun 2006
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Musical The Venue Lighting Designer Director: Michael Fidler
Set designer: Liz Cooke
Dec 2005
Jessica Ogden Collection SS06 Corporate & Industrial Sunbeam Studios
London Fashion Week
Lighting Designer Director: Suzi Wilson
Sep 2005
Hospitalworks Theatre Mayday Hospital, then touring
Lighting Designer Director: Sue Buckmaster and David Harradine
Set designer: Sophia Clist
May 2005
Closer Theatre English Theatre Frankfurt Lighting Designer Director: Clive Paget
Set designer: Louise Belson
May 2004
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small scale
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Stage Touring
  • Fashion Shows
  • Commercial & Retail
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07961 318520

Email address


Agent name

Nigel Godfrey

Agent website

Agent phone

020 73957520

Agent email

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