Es Devlin


  • Carmen Kasper Holten Bregenz Festspiele, Austria
  • Carmen  Kasper Holten Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria
  • American Psycho – the musical Rupert Goold Second Stage Theater, New York
    The Brit Awards   ITV
    The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny John Fulljames Royal Opera House
    Hamlet  Lyndsey Turner Barbican Theatre, London
    Otello – Verdi Bartlett Sher The Metropolitan Opera, New York
    Der Freischutz by Weber  Kaspar Holten Bregenz Festpiele






  • Mozart’s Don Giovanni  Kasper Holten Royal Opera House, London
    Les Troyens Royal Opera House production directed by David McVicar La Scala,  Milan
    Mozart’s Don Giovanni  Valentina Carrasco                                                        Perm Opera, Russia           
    New Work  Alistair Marriott Royal Ballet
    The Nether Jeremy Herrin Royal Court Theatre, London
    I Can’t Sing! – The Musical Sean Foley                                                               Palladium Theatre, London   
    Miley Cyrus Diane Martel  World Arena Tour 
    Machinal  Lyndsey Turner Roundabout, NYC
    Laurence Oliver Awards 2014 Royal Opera House   







  • American Psycho – Musical

    Rupert Goold

    Almeida Theatre, London

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Julie Taymor


    Pet Shop Boys

    Es Devlin

    Electric World Tour

    Kanye West

    Kanye West and DONDA

    YEEZUS US Arena Tour

    Massive Attack / V Adam Curtis

    Massive Attack / Adam Curtis

    MIF, Armory, Ruhr Festival

  • Imago Stephen Plaice, Orlando Gough & Susannah Waters Glyndebourne
    Beatrice et Benedict Kasper Holten

    Theater an der Wien

    The Master and Margarita Simon McBurney                                           Complicite – Barbican Theatre, London
    Chimerica Lucy Kirkwood, Lyndsey Turner Almeida Theatre, London
    Robin des Bois Michel Laprise Palais des Congres, Paris

    American Psycho – Musical

    Rupert Goold

    Almeida Theatre, London

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Julie Taymor


    Miley Cyrus

    Diane Martel

    World Arena Tour

    Pet Shop Boys

    Es Devlin

    Electric World Tour

    Kanye West

    Kanye West and DONDA

    YEEZUS US Arena Tour

    Massive Attack / V Adam Curtis

    Massive Attack / Adam Curtis

    MIF, Armory, Ruhr Festival



  • Olympic Closing Ceremony Kim Gavin Olympic Stadium, London
    Les Troyens David McVicar Royal Opera House, London
    Parsifal Keith Warner Royal Danish Opera
    The Cunning Little Vixen Francisco Negrin

    Royal Danish Opera

    The Master and Margarita   Simon McBurney  Theatre de Complicite
    Rihanna  Es Devlin  Grammy and Brit Awards
    Salome  David McVicar  Royal Opera House
    The Rodin Project   Russell Maliphant  Sadlers Wells
  • Lucrezia Borgia Mike Figgis English National Opera
    I Puritani Francisco Negrin Grand Theatre de Geneve
    Batman Live Anthony Van Laast World Arena Tour
    Take That Progress Tour Kim Gavin European Stadium Tour
    Lenny Kravitz Es Devlin European Arena Tour
    Kanye/Jay Z Kanye West and Es Devlin North American Arena Tour
    The Master and Margarita Es Devlin Plymouth Theatre
  • Shakira ‘The Sun Comes Out’ Felix Barrett World Arena Tour
    MUSE ‘Resistance’ Oli Metcalfe World Stadium Tour
    MTV EMA Es Devlin MTV
    Mika ‘Imaginarium’ Mika / Es Devlin World Tour
    Goldfrapp ‘Head First’ Es Devlin Tour
    Jamie Cullum ‘The Pursuit’ Marc Silver World Tour
    Kanye West on BET Awards Es Devlin TV
  • Die Tote Stadt Kasper Holten Finnish National Opera Helsinki
    Pieces of Vincent Clare Lizzimore Arcola Theatre, London
    After Light II Russell Maliphant Sadlers Wells
    Knight Crew John Fulljames Glyndebourne Opera
    Blaze Anthony Van Laast Peacock Theatre and touring
    Gounod’s ‘Faust’ Keith Warner Dresden SemperOper
  • I Puritani Francisco Negrin Amsterdam / Athens
    Kanye West on VH-1 Storytellers Kanye / Patrizia DiMaria VH-1
    Pet Shop Boys on Brit Awards Es Devlin / PSB ITV
    Don Giovanni Keith Warner Theater an der Wien, Vienna
    Take That Circus Tour Kim Gavin Wembley Stadium and GB tour
    Imogen Heap Es Devlin Sadlers Wells
    After Light I Russell Maliphant Sadlers Wells
    MUSE Es Devlin / MUSE World Tour
    Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour Lady Gaga World Arena Tour
  • MIKA Es Devlin / Mika Parc des Princes, Paris
    RAGE Sally Potter Feature film – Adventure Pics
    Kanye West – Glow in the Dark Es Devlin / Kanye West US Arena Tour
    Salome David McVicar Royal Opera House, London
    La Clemenza di Tito Francisco Negrin Oper Leipzig
    Small Boats Russell Maliphant Sadlers Wells/BAM New York
    Jeanne D’Arc au Boucher Keith Warner Accademia Santa Cecilia, Rome
    Collaboration with Nitin Sawney Es Devlin / Nitin Sawhney Imax Cinema London
  • Carmen Sally Potter English National Opera
    Billy Budd Simon Phillips Hamburg Staatsoper
    Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental Es Devlin / PSB World Tour
    4 Dreams of Miss X (Kate Moss) Mike Figgis Agent Provocateur film
  • La Clemenza di Tito Francisco Negrin El Liceo Barcelona
    Qadaffi David Freeman English National Opera
    Don Giovanni Keith Warner Theater an der Wien, Vienna Royal Danish Opera
    Flammen Keith Warner Theater an der Wien, Vienna
    Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental Es Devlin / PSB UK and European Tour
    A Midsummer Nights Dream Simon Phillips Hamburg Staatsoper
    O Go My Man Max Stafford Clark Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Kanye West- Touch the Sky Es Devlin / Kanye West US Arena Tour
    All the Ordinary Angels Michael Buffong Royal Exchange, Manchester
    Macbeth Max Stafford Clark Out of Joint World Tour
    On Ego Mick Gordon Soho Theatre, London
    Orphee Francisco Negrin Royal Opera House, Linbury
    Essence Walker Dance Park Music Royal Opera House, Linbury
    Hecuba Laurence Boswell Royal Shakespeare Company
    (Vanessa Redgrave) Albery Theatre, London
    Kennedy Center, Washington
    BAM New York
  • The Spanish Golden Age Season Laurence Boswell Royal Shakespeare Company Swan Theatre, Stratford Playhouse Theatre, London Lope de Vega Theatre,Madrid
    The Holy Terror Laurence Boswell Duke of Yorks Theatre
    Macbeth Max Stafford Clark Arcola Theatre, London
    Dumbshow Terry Johnson Royal Court Theatre, London
    Hansel and Gretel Gordon Anderson Scottish Opera Go Round
  • Flag Burning – WIRE Es Devlin Barbican Theatre
    Macbeth Keith Warner Theater an der Wien, Vienna Oper Frankfurt
    Five Gold Rings Michael Attenborough Almeida Theatre
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Laurence Boswell Roundabout Theatre
    (Eddie Izzard) Broadway, New York
    Airsick Mick Bradwell Bush Theatre, London
  • I Remember Red Didy Veldman Cullberg Ballett, Stockholm
    A Streetcar Named Desire Didy Veldman Northern Ballet Theatre
    Antony and Cleopatra Michael Attenborough Royal Shakepeare Company Haymarket Theatre, London
    Arabian Night Gordon Anderson ATC, Soho Theatre
    That Was Then Gerry Stembridge Abbey Theatre, Dublin
    Victoria Station Douglas Hodge independent short film
  • Hinterland Max Stafford Clark National Theatre, Cottesloe
    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Laurence Boswell Comedy Theatre, London
    (Clive Owen)
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma Michael Attenborough Royal Shakespeare Company
    Snow on Saturday Imogen Stubbs independent short film
    Closer to Heaven Gemma Bodinetz Arts Theatre, London
    (Pet Shop Boys Musical)
  • Credible Witness Sacha Wares Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
    Meat Gemma Bodinetz Plymouth Theatre Royal
    Henry IV Parts I and II Michael Attenborough Royal Shakespeare Company Barbican Theatre
    Rita, Sue and Bob Too/ Max Stafford Clark Soho Theatre
    A State Affair Out of Joint UK Tour
    Perapalas Sacha Wares The Gate Theatre, London
    God Plenty Christopher Bruce Rambert Dance Company Sadlers Wells, London
    Brilliant! David Jackson BBC2 short film
  • Hamlet Laurence Boswell Young Vic Globe Theatre, Tokyo
    Beggars Belief Douglas Hodge independent short film
    The Death of Cool Gemma Bodinetz Hampstead Theatre, London
    Drink, Dance, Laugh, Lie Angus Jackson Bush Theatre, London
    One Life and Counting Sacha Wares Bush Theatre, London
    Howie the Rookie Mike Bradwell Bush Theatre, London Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh PS122 New York
    Powder Her Face Robert Chevara Ystad Festival Sweden
  • Betrayal Trevor Nunn National Theatre, Lyttelton
    Four Scenes Christopher Bruce Rambert Dance Company Sadlers Wells, London
    Love You Too Mike Bradwell Bush Theatre
    Fidelio Robert Chevara English Touring Opera
    The Wizard of Oz Jo Davies Theatre Royal Bath
  • Yard Gal Gemma Bodinetz Royal Court Theatre Upstairs MCC Theatre, New York
    Love and Understanding Mike Bradwell Bush Theatre, London Longwharf, Connecticut
    Snake in the Grass Dominic Dromgoole Old Vic Theatre
    Piano Harumi Nakajima Theatre Project Tokyo
    The Cunning Peasant Robert Chevara Guildhall School of Music
    A Tale of Two Heads Leo Sykes independent short film
  • Edward II Lawrence Till Octagon Theatre, Bolton


Es Devlin is an award-winning international stage and costume designer. Her work crosses a range of genres: opera, dance, film, theatre, tv and concerts. She also works as creative director for number of pop / rock / rap artists.


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Es trained in music at the Royal Academy of Music as a teenager, she went on to study English literature at Bristol University, Fine Art at Central St Martins and finally set design at the Motley Theatre Design Course.


Theatre: Es's career began in theatre - first fringe theatres in London including the Bush and the Gate, then onto the the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and most other major theatres in London including the Royal Court, Old and Young Vic, Almeida, Soho, Duke of York's, Haymarket, Comedy plus productions in New York, Madrid and Tokyo.


Opera: Next came opera - her first major commission was in 2003 in Vienna and she has gone on to design for most of the major European opera houses including El Liceu Barcelona, Netherlands Opera, Danish National Opera, Greek National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Theater an der Wien, Dresden Semperoper, Leipzig Oper, Oper Frankfurt, Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.


Dance: Es also designs for dance - including pieces for Russell Maliphant, Rambert Dance Company, Nothern Ballet Theatre, Sadlers Wells and Cullberg Ballett, Sweden.


Concerts: In 2005 Kanye West saw some of Es's work and commissioned the stage designs for his world tour. This led to tour designs for a range of artists including Lady Gaga, Muse, Pet Shop Boys, Nitin Sawhney, Take That, Imogen Heap, Jamie Cullum, Shakira, Goldfrapp, Lenny Kravitz and Jay Z including creative direction for many of these performances.


Film: Es's film work includes direction - a music video for Imogen Heap and a one hour film for London's BFI Imax Cinema to the music of Nitin Sawhney as well as costume design for Sally Potter's feature film RAGE and production design for short films and music videos by Mike Figgis.


TV: Her TV designs include MTV Europe Music Awards - EMAs - 2011 and 2010, Pet Shop Boys Lifetime Achievement Award performance at the BRIT Awards 2009, a short film for BBC2 plus performances by Kanye West including American Idol, BET Awards and VH1 Storytellers, and creative direction for Rihanna's performances at the BRIT and Grammy Awards 2012.


Collaborators: For a full list of collaborators please see Projects section of this site.


Awards: : Es was awarded TPi Stage Designer of the Year Award in 2012, 2011 and 2010, other awards include Olivier Award for Best Costume Design 2006, TMA Award for best Stage Design 1998 and Linbury Prize for Stage Design 1996.



Representation for Opera, Theatre, Dance:

Annette Stone

Moving Stone Productions Ltd

97 Mortimer St

London W1W 7SU



Representation for Pop / Rap / Rock Concerts:

Angela Becker

Becker Brown Management


1001 N Rexford Drive

Beverley Hills

Los Angeles, California, 90 210, USA


Alma Studio

32, Stratford Road

W8 6QF, London, UK



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The Making of Don Giovanni – Exhibition  - at the Royal Opera House – 10 September 2014


American Psycho – the Musical – 2econd Stage- New York  - 7 February 2015


The Brit Awards  - ITV – 25 February 2015


The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – Brecht and Weil – directed by John Fulljames - Royal Opera House – London - 8 March 2015


Hamlet –Benedict Cumberbatch - directed by Lyndsey Turner – Barbican Theatre - London -5 August 2015


Otello – Verdi - directed by Bartlett Sher –The Metropolitan Opera - New York – 21 September 2015


Der Freischutz by Weber – directed by Kasper Holten - Royal Danish Opera - November 2015


Carmen – Bizet – directed by Kasper Holten – Bregenz Festspiele - July/August 2017 & 2018




    The London 2012 Closing Ceremony

  • Take That Pic

    Take That Progress Tour 2011

  • imax


  • kanye


  • MAIN PSB 1

    Pet Shop Boys

  • take-that

    Take That

  • salome


  • miss_xxx

    Miss XXX

  • ri paint still 1


    Rihanna’s Performance at The Brit Awards 2012