Elliot Griggs

Lighting Designer


Elliot Griggs is a multi-award winning Professional International Lighting Designer based in London. Trained in lighting design at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he has designed for theatres including London’s National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Royal Court, in the West End and Manchester’s Royal Exchange. As well as creating lighting designs for Punchdrunk, Jamie Lloyd Company, Headlong, HighTide and Bompas and Parr.

He creates lighting designs for theatre, musicals, opera, dance and experiential events.

Elliot is represented by Dan Usztan at United Agents.


New Talent In Entertainment Lighting

Best Lighting Design

Presented at the Off-West End Awards 2015 for the Lighting Design of Pomona at Orange Tree Theatre.

Francis Reid Award

Presented by the Association of Lighting Designers in 2013.

Selected Designs Gallery

Small selection of recent designs. For more look at all lighting design projects

    •  Fleabag, Wyndham's Theatre, Photo by Matt Humphries

      Fleabag, Wyndham's Theatre

    •  The Lover, Pinter Theatre, Photo by Marc Brenner

      The Lover, Pinter Theatre

    •  An Octoroon, National Theatre, Photo by Helen Murray

      An Octoroon, National Theatre

    •  The Wild Duck, Almeida, Photo by Manuel Harlan

      The Wild Duck, Almeida, Photo by Manuel Harlan

    •  Acceptance, Hampstead Theatre, photo by Rob Day

      Hir, Bush Theatre

    •  The Collection, Pinter Theatre, Photo by Marc Brenner

      The Collection, Pinter Theatre

    •  Acceptance, Hampstead Theatre, photo by Rob Day

      Acceptance, Hampstead Theatre

    •  Low Level Panic, Orange Tree Theatre, Photo by Helen Murray

      Low Level Panic, Orange Tree Theatre

    •  Pomona, National Theatre, Photo by Richard Davenport, The Other Richard

      Pomona, National Theatre

    •  Dry Powder, Hampstead Theatre, Photo by Alastair Muir

      Dry Powder, Hampstead Theatre

    •  Fool For Love, Found111, Photo by Marc Brenner

      Fool For Love, Found111

    •  Yen, Royal Court, Photo by Richard Davenport, The Other Richard

      Yen, Royal Court

Current Projects

NT Live: Fleabag

Broadcast live to Cinemas worldwide
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Last Easter

Orange Tree Theatre, London Dir: Tinuke Craig
Des: Hannah Wolfe
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The Two Character Play

Hampstead Theatre
Dir: Sam Yates
Des: Rosanna Vize
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Missing People

New National Theatre Tokyo / Leeds Playhouse
Dir: Mark Rosenblatt
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A Fight Against…

Royal Court Theatre
Dir: Sam Pritchard
Des: Rosie Elnile
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Bold Events

From a Winter Experience at the top of The Shard, to a breathable cloud of gin in a basement in Borough Market, I have designed the lighting for a range of experiential events.


Lighting should make an impact, but it should be seamlessly integrated with other sensorial elements. I work closely with sound, video and architectural designers to create immersive environments.


My lighting takes audience members on a journey. Guiding them through a theatrical experience, removing them from reality but never removing them from the moment.


Select a project for more details

Bompas & Parr for Diageo UK

W12 Shopping Centre, London


Punchdrunk’s Fallow Cross Village, London

CornershopEvents for Playful Productions

Hilton Waldorf, Aldwych, London

Bompas & Parr

Borough Market, London

Bompas & Parr
Oglivy & Mather

Taipei, Taiwan & Touring

Bompas & Parr

View From The Shard, London

Martin by Harman

Museum of London Docklands

Neal Street Productions

Hilton Waldorf, Aldwych, London


Represented by:

Dan Usztan
United Agents
+44 20 3214 0800
[email protected]

Or contact directly:

Elliot Griggs
Lighting Designer

[email protected]