Nick Chelton Archive

In 2012, lighting designer Nick Chelton donated his professional archive to the college. This is a significant collection of his lighting designs and their implementation for the RSC, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, London West End, regional theatres and the Abbey Theatre Dublin,  together with professional papers and interviews. To gain access to the archive, please complete the contact form below.


Nick Chelton Biography

Born in London, Nick Chelton has designed lighting for numerous plays and musicals in the West End, at the RSC, the National Theatre and the Almeida.

For the Abbey Theatre Dublin he designed the lighting for Chamber Music, Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme, Angels In America, She Stoops To Folly, The Secret Fall Of Constance Wilde, By The Bog Of Cats and Dolly West’s Kitchen.

At the ENO he has lit over 20 productions including Rusalka (Dvorak), Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflote (Mozart). For the Royal Opera House Covent Garden he designed lighting for The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky), Macbeth (Verdi), Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens), Samson (Handel), Yevgeny Onegin (Tchaikovsky) and many others.

He also designed opera productions for opera houses in Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Monte Carlo, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Turin, Venice, Frankfurt, Berlin, Sydney, Chicago and Houston.

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