Our studio

studio three sixty° is a multi-disciplinary practice drawing together theatre consultancy, bespoke design, thought leadership, education and co-creation.

Working from our island studio in the middle of the River Thames, we are inquisitive and passionate collaborators driven by the belief that everyone should have access to inspirational, empowering and user-friendly cultural spaces.  We take a people-centered approach to project delivery that cares for and invests in stakeholders, while ensuring excellence, cohesion and clarity of vision across all areas of the project.

We tailor our approach to achieve quality, affordability and long-term sustainability for every project.  We thrive on the unique chemistry between theatre artists, architecture and community.  Working across disciplines we draw on a wider team of experts who share our values to create the perfect team for each client
and project.

We are a socially conscious practice operating with a three-sixty business model. That means when you work with us we’ll be making a positive impact elsewhere in how we operate, educate and invest in future talent.

For good

Good business and social responsibility go hand in hand. We work with responsibility and respect towards our planet and
its people.

Excellence

Good design is innovative, honest and sustainable. We are driven to create work of the highest quality.

Collaboration

Good teams achieve great things. We share our process and achieve results through meaningful collaboration.

Directors

Lucy Osborne

Lucy Osborne

Lucy provides consultancy in all aspects of theatre design, specialising in auditorium design and planning, seating and accessibility.

As a theatre designer her broad portfolio of work is regularly seen in major venues across the UK, New York and Sweden and reaches extensively across disciplines, with a focus on new work, installation design and theatre architecture.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Institute of Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2021.

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Emma Chapman

Emma’s international experience as a lighting designer complements a fast-growing reputation as a project manager, bringing her expertise and collaborative leadership to projects at a variety of scales.

Her lighting designs have been seen across the UK and Europe.  She is a founding member of the Association of Lighting Designer’s Wellbeing Group and a passionate advocate for reducing the stigma around mental health.

Her new book “We Light the Shows”, written in collaboration with Rob Halliday, profiles the art, craft and process of lighting a show

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Associates

Carla Kingham — Community Facilitator

Carla is an Associate of studio three sixty˚, a theatre director and community practitioner. She is Joint Artistic Director of all-female collective Bleeding Nora, a Trustee of intergenerational dance charity Dance Woking and a regular contributor for industry publications such as Arts Professional and Everything Theatre. She has worked extensively as a director and associate director both nationally and internationally, but her true passion lies in the advocacy of community and participatory arts.

Giles Favell — Stage Engineering Specialist

Giles is an award winning Designer and Consultant providing bespoke services to the Performing Arts from auditorium design down to bespoke components. Giles spent seven years as Principal Designer for Steeldeck, designing auditoria, stages, and other bespoke installations, and also invented various types of new structures and fittings, including the A PACK Retractable Seating System (the UK’s first curved retractable).

Simon Baker — Sound and AV Consultant

Simon is an award winning sound designer and composer. Simon began his career in the sound departments of the Royal Court, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. In 1999 he joined commercial design and rental company Autograph before going on to design many shows across the globe including at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, West End and on Broadway.

Richard Williamson — Technical Venue Specialist

Richard is a highly skilled technical venue specialist who brings a wealth of experience in delivering complex production systems covering a broad range of disciplines including lighting, sound and digital installations. He has extensive production management and lead consultancy experience at the highest level and is on the board of the Kings Head Theatre, London.

Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson — Stage Lighting Consultant

Fridthjofur was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and grew up in the small town of Isafjordur. He is a versatile and sought after lighting designer whose work covers a broad spectrum from opera to dance, theatre and live events. Following three years as a theatre consultant with Theatre Projects he now works as a lighting designer, programmer, stage designer, re-lighter, consultant, mentor and Vectorworks specialist, providing training and support to the National Theatre, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Association of Lighting Designers.

Rob Halliday — Stage Lighting Consultant

Rob is a renowned Lighting Designer and Associate Lighting Designer working internationally at the highest level. He is a regular contributor to several entertainment industry publications, including a regular Classic Gear Column for Lighting&Sound International and was responsible for client side lighting system consultancy for Leicester Curve, CAST Doncaster, Storyhouse Chester and Action Transport Theatre.

How do we work together?