Peter Butler is a designer for performance, specialising in set and costume design for theatre, devised theatre making and site-specific work. His work in theatre includes Shut Up, I’m Dreaming at the National Theatre; A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Boy Parts at Soho Theatre; Short Big Show for Hope at Somerset House; The Shape of Things for Park 200 (2023 Stage Debut Award nomination for Best Design); Attempts on Her Life at Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Anthem & Horizon at the Bush; The Beat of Our Hearts at Exeter Northcott; Patient Light on UK tour; and Cabaret: Prologue at the KitKat Club, Playhouse Theatre (as associate set designer). Peter Butler was a winner of the 2021 Linbury Prize for Stage Design. He is also 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 


Complicité; The National Theatre 
Associate Set Designer 
Director: Simon McBurney

Awards / Nominations
2023 Stage Debut Awards: Best Design 
The Shape of Things (nomination)

2021 Linbury Prize for stage design (won)