Hartley is an international lighting designer and theatre consultant whose experience includes Broadway, West End, major UK producing companies, and theatres and arts venues in Europe, North America, Australia and worldwide.

Hartley’s work includes designs for the National Theatre of Great Britain and Royal Shakespeare Company (London, Stratford and international), in theatres in London’s West End, and for London producing theatres including the Almeida, BAC, Bush, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough, Gate, Hampstead, King's Head, Lyric Hammersmith, Menier Chocolate Factory, New End, Old Vic, Print Room at the Coronet, Royal Court, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Tricycle. Regional UK work includes Paines Plough, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Northcott Theatre Exeter, Sheffield Theatres, Manchester Royal Exchange, Wales Millennium Centre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and UK touring. Opera includes Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, Opera Holland Park, Castleward Opera Northern Ireland, and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

In Australia Hartley has lit productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Sydney Con in Sydney; for Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne; and for independent companies Cross Pollinate Productions, Little Dove Theatre Art, Pantsguys Productions, Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz, Ride On Theatre and Siren Theatre Company.

His work in North America includes Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional. Europe includes Austria, Germany, Iceland, Ireland (including Gate Theatre, Dublin), Spain and Sweden. Worldwide work and touring includes Hong Kong, Korea, Russia, South Africa and Singapore.

Hartley has collaborated with directors Maria Aitken, John Bell, John Burgess, Rachel Chant, Stephen Colyer, Dominic Dromgoole, Mehmet Ergen, David Farr, Gisli Orn Gardarsson, Kate Gaul, Peter Gill, Tanya Goldberg, Michael Grandage, James Grieve, Charlotte Gwinner, Peter Hall, Angus Jackson, John Kachoyan, Rachel Kavanaugh, Roisin McBrinn, Chenoeh Miller, Paul Miller, Vernon Mound, Jonathan Munby, Trevor Nunn, Lindsay Posner, Pamela Rabe, Paul Robinson, Tim Roseman, Josie Rourke, Sam Strong, Charlotte Westenra and Anthea Williams.

He has worked with designers Liz Ascroft, Nick Barnes, Signe Beckmann, Rita Carmody, Alison Chitty, Bunny Christie, Jasmine Christie, Anna Cordingley, Stephen Curtis, Angela Davies, Simon Daw, William Dudley, David Farley, Dale Ferguson, Sophie Fletcher, Anna Gardiner, Tracy Grant Lord, Ti Green, Hayden Griffin, John Gunter, Robert Innes Hopkins, Morgan Large, Steven Brimson Lewis, Gez Mansfield, Bruce McLean, Peter McKintosh, Teresa Negroponte, Christopher Oram, Lucy Osborne, Mel Page, Francesca Reidy, Richard Roberts, Ben Stones, Philip Whitcomb and Paul Wills.

In addition to his lighting design and theatre consultancy work, Hartley is Artistic Director of C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Hartley T A Kemp lighting design

UK representation

Rachel Daniels

Berlin Associates

+44 (0)20 7632 5284


Contact Hartley

+44 (0)845 260 1000


Current projects include

Hand to God

Jocular Theatre,

Almeria Teatre, Barcelona

Recent projects include


winner, Best Lighting Design of an independent production, Sydney Theatre Awards 2015

Siren Theatre Company/Red Line Productions, Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney

Transfers to Hobart, Belvoir, Edinburgh

The Village Bike

Cross Pollinate Productions/Red Line Productions, Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney

The Ham Funeral

nominated for Best Lighting Design of an independent production, Sydney Theatre Awards 2017

Siren Theatre Co/Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney


The BOB Collective

Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin


ArtsEd, London


Jocular Theatre,

Almeria Teatre, Barcelona

Land of Our Fathers

nominated for Best Lighting Design, London Off West End Awards

Theatre503, London/

Tara Finney Productions

transfer to Trafalgar Studios, London

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

UK tour


Finborough Theatre, London/

Yellow Earth Theatre


Little Dove Theatre Art,

Canberra Theatre Centre

English Eccentrics

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

As Good a Time as Any

Print Room at the Coronet, London

Crave and 4.48 Psychosis

Sarah Kane Season, Sheffield Theatres

A Handful of Stars

Theatre503, London

transfer to Trafalgar Studios, London

The Violent Outburst

that Drew Me to You

Siren Theatre/Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney

This Year’s Ashes

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Melbourne


Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Sydney

Dreams in White

Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney

Rapid Write: Hollywood Ending Arts Radar/Theatre 503/

Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney

Sunset Baby

The Gate, London

The Duchess of Malfi

Bell Shakespeare, Sydney

Old Man

Belvoir, Sydney

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Sydney Theatre Company

Our New Girl

The Bush, London

Love, Love, Love

Paines Plough, UK tour

A Number

Fugard Theatre, Cape Town

Professional Memberships

Association of Lighting



Society of British

Theatre Designers


Association of British

Theatre Technicians




United Scenic Artists


Australian Lighting

Industry Association


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