Donmar Warehouse



6 November 2017 – 10 November 2017

From sumptuous period costumes, to immersive in-the-round experiences or pared-back minimalist beauty, design can transform any ordinary room into a new world.

DONMAR ON DESIGN included Designers’ Open Studio sessions and a series of free panel discussions with some of the UK’s leading theatre-makers. It also included careers workshops for design students, and a schools’ programme for designers of the future.

DONMAR ON DESIGN was curated by Donmar Associate Tom Scutt.

Panel Discussions:

Design and the Creative Process with Lizzie Clachan, Paule Constable, Maddy Costa, Michael Longhurst and Tom Scutt

Design and Finding Character with Nadia Fall, Katrina Lindsay, Peter McKintosh, Holly Waddington and Claire Wilcox

Design Beyond Theatre with Kate Tiernan, Es Devlin, Jon Bausor, Tom Piper and Jo Scotcher

Design and the International Community with Anna Fleischle, Merle Hensel, Ben Kidd, Chloe Lamford and Michael Levine 

Starting Out: Designing the Future with Camilla ClarkeRob DrummerRosie Elnile, Ellen McDougall and Bella Rodrigues 

All five panel discussions are available at

Alongside Donmar on Design, David Jays interviewed a number of the UK’s leading designers about three objects that have shaped their career. Listen to the full series at