Sinéad McKenna | Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Sinéad McKenna

Così fan tutte


Sinéad McKenna an internationally renowned Irish set and lighting designer working extensively across theatre, opera, dance and film, and has received two Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for best lighting design and a Drama Desk nomination for outstanding lighting design for a musical. She previously designed Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman for Irish National Opera. Other designs for opera and music include Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Theatre Company); Verdi’s La traviata (Malmö Opera); Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Irish Youth Opera) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Ireland); The Wizard of Oz and Prodijig (Cork Opera House) and Angela’s Ashes: the Musical. Film and TV credits include Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Blinder Films), Bovinity (Tommy Tiernan) and Fitting In (Des Bishop), among others. She recently designed the set and lighting for Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach (Landmark Productions) and has designed lighting for numerous other Landmark productions. She has worked extensively with Druid Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Dundee Rep, Cork Opera House, The Everyman, Cork, Rough Magic, Cahoots, Coiscéim Dance Theatre, Decadent Theatre, Gare St Lazare Ireland, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Fishamble, The Corn Exchange, THISISPOPBABY, Siren Productions, Second Age, The Performance Corporation, Semper Fi and Gúna Nua.

May 2023