Katie Davenport | Designer


Katie Davenport


Katie is a set and costume designer based in Dublin. She represented Ireland at The Prague Quadrennial 2019, a world exhibition of theatre design at which she presented a digital render of her INO set design for Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. She was also nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for The Tales of Hoffmann. Previously for Irish National Opera she designed set and costumes for Vivaldi’s Griselda and The Tales of Hoffmann and costumes for 20 Shots of Opera and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other notable designs include Endgame, Once Before I Go and The Visiting Hour (Gate Theatre), Dēmos (Liz Roche Company), Night Dances and This is Ireland (United Fall), Michael Gallen’s Elsewhere and the pop-up theatre cafe Pegeen’s for the Abbey Theatre. She has designed for many other theatre, dance and opera companies in Ireland, including Landmark Productions, United Fall, Northern Ireland Opera, THISISPOPBABY and Rough Magic. She has associated at St Ann’s Warehouse (New York) and The Barbican (London). She has also designed for RTÉ, Ardmore studios art department and won an Institute of Creative Advertising and Design Award for Piranha Bar in 2016. She is Vice Chair of the Irish Society of Stage & Screen Designers and was Designer in Residence at the Gate Theatre Dublin in 2017. She participated in a cross disciplinary group curated by IMMA and Project Arts centre, Studio Interruptions, and is now contributing towards a collaborative publication for 2022.

May 2022