Nicky Shaw | Set & Costume Designer

Set & Costume Designer

Nicky Shaw

Don Pasquale


Nicky is an international set and costume designer who works mainly in opera, but also in theatre, musical theatre and short film/TV. She has designed productions for many leading opera companies, both in the UK and extensively in Europe, as-well-as in South Korea, with numerous productions either winning or being nominated for opera awards. In addition to designing, she has been a judge for the Linbury Prize held at National Theatre, London, given a talk at the V&A, London, is a Director of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD), has given educational design workshops at English National Opera (ENO) and Garsington Opera, and mentors young designers. For Irish National Opera she designed Rossini’s La Cenerentola (nominated for Best Production and Best Set Design, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020). For Opera Theatre Company she designed Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Grigory Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank and Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea (all nominated for Best Opera, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), and also Handel’s Alcina. Her recent work includes being production designer on the children’s TV show Abracadopera (a collaboration between Sky Arts and ENO to be aired in autumn 2022); the play Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside Studios and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022). She has also worked for Glyndebourne Festival and Tour, Royal Danish Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Danish National Opera, Scottish Opera, Royal Opera House, London, Buxton Opera Festival and Seoul Arts Center Opera House.

May 2022