Peter Butler 

selected work


Peter is a London-based designer for performance, specialising in set and costume design for theater, devised theater making, and site-specific work. Notably, he was named one of the 2021 Linbury Prize winners for stage design.

His recent credits include Shut Up, I’m Dreaming at The National Theatre, Boy Parts at Soho Theatre, Short Big Show for Hope at Somerset House (co-directed with Kane Husbands), The Shape of Things at Park 200, Attempts On Her Life at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Anthem & Horizon at The Bush Theatre, The Beat of Our Hearts at Exeter Northcott, and Patient Light during its UK tour.

Peter also serves as a visiting practitioner at Central Saint Martins and The University of the Arts London, where he leads workshops and teaches on the BA Performance Design & Practice course.

Next / Current: 

- A Taste of Honey, (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) - Director: Emma Baggott
- Mnemonic, Complicté, (The National Theatre) - Associate set designer to Michael Levine - Director: Simon McBurney

Awards / Nominations:

- 2023 Stage Debut Awards: Best Design. The Shape of Things (nomination)
- 2021 Linbury Prize for stage design (won) 

Associate / Assisting work:
- Associate - Tom Scutt - Cabaret (KitKat Club at the Playhouse Theatre)

- Assistant - Tom Scutt - Cabaret (KitKat Club at the Playhouse Theatre) Carousel (Regent’s Park Open Air                                  Theatre) Die Walküre (Royal Danish Opera) Jesus Christ Superstar (US Tour)
- Assistant - Basia Binkowska - Scoring a Century (Sadlers Wells)
- Assistant - Tom Rogers - Arrangement (Sadlers Wells) A Christmas Carol (Bristol Old Vic)

A full CV is available upon email request