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.

Europe includes Austria, Germany, Iceland, Ireland (including Gate Theatre, Dublin), Spain and Sweden, and independent companies A Movement of Humans and Jocular Theatre.

Hartley’s work in North America includes Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional. Hartley’s work has toured to Hong Kong, Korea, Russia, South Africa and Singapore.

Hartley has collaborated with directors Maria Aitken, David Atfield, 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)20 8452 6000

Current projects include

Little Dove Theatre Art,
Canberra Theatre Centre
The Mill, Adelaide Fringe
Old 505, Sydney Fringe

A Movement of Humans
Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin 

Recent projects include

Sweet Charity 
Trinity Laban, London

The Street, Canberra

Hand to God 
Jocular Theatre,
Almeria Teatre, Barcelona 

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

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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