Patrick Woodroffe

Lighting Designer

Patrick Woodroffe has created the lighting for many artists, including ABBA, Adele, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Elton John, Lady Gaga, The Police and Michael Jackson. He has worked with The Rolling Stones for over thirty years as their lighting designer and creative director.

Previously for ENO: Chess

Career Highlights

Patrick has lit operas in Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz and Helsinki, often using lighting instead of scenery to convey mood and narrative. For over 20 years he has lit the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles. He has created many architectural lighting schemes, including those at the O2 Dome, the Lake of Dreams in Las Vegas, Highgrove House, Prague Castle, the gardens at the V&A and Somerset House in London. He lit the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games in London. With his long-time collaborator Adam Bassett, he runs the lighting design consultancy, Woodroffe Bassett Design.

Musical theatre credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Batman Live, Bat Out of Hell, The Band, Monty Python, West Side Story and Ben Hur. He lit the 25th and 30th anniversary performances of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. In film, he lit This Is It with Michael Jackson and Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light.

Last updated: 12th July 2018