studio three sixty° are a multi-disciplinary practice drawing together theatre consultancy
and bespoke design.

We have a flexible approach unique to each individual project and we thrive on the unique chemistry between theatre artists, architecture and community.

Working across disciplines we draw on a wider team of experts who share our values to create the perfect team for each client and project.   

 

Whether you are an architect, designer, engineer or theatre maker, studio three sixty° could be the perfect fit for your project.  

 

Our collaborations start with a conversation - let’s talk about your project today.

 
 

Lucy Osborne 

Co-founder 

lucy.osborne@studiothreesixty.uk 

 

Lucy provides consultancy in all aspects of theatre design, specialising in auditorium design and planning, seating, sightlines and accessibility.  She has extensive international experience as an award-winning set and costume designer in the UK, Europe and North America.

 

Lucy trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and has designed many shows at the Donmar Warehouse and at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.  Her work has featured at the Manchester International Festival and The Armory in New York, and she enjoys working internationally and at a variety of scales, with a particular focus on new writing.

 

Lucy was a theatre consultant with Charcoalblue for three years where her projects included the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; a bespoke seating design for Wilton’s Music Hall, London; venue design for a 1,800 seat theatre and a 1,000 seat aerial performance venue for a new vessel for a leading cruise ship company; design through to completion of a 200 seat venue for a multi-national technology company in Zurich; new seating layouts and design for the Rose Theatre, Kingston and a winning competition bid with Adjaye Architects for the Noida Cultural Centre, India.  

 

Lucy chaired a panel called Thinking Beyond the Code bringing together theatre practitioners and consultants to consider how our industry can think beyond minimum regulations to improve accessibility for both audience members and artists.  

 

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was a member of the Editorial Board for the Institute of Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2019.

Emma Chapman 

Co-founder 

emma.chapman@studiothreesixty.uk 

Emma provides consultancy in all aspects of theatre design, specialising in stage lighting design.  Her international experience as a lighting designer complements a fast-growing reputation as a project manager, bringing her expertise and collaborative leadership to projects at a variety of scales.

 

Emma trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School winning the Douglas Morris Award for Touring Lighting Design.  She spent two years as Assistant Electrician to Peter Hunter at Salisbury Playhouse before pursuing a career as a freelance lighting designer where she has made work at a diverse range of venues from the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond to the Chatelet Theatre, Paris.

 

Emma was a team leader and stage lighting consultant with Charcoalblue for three years where her projects included leading on the refurbishment of Theatr Clwyd, Mold and the stage lighting design for the new Boulevard Theatre, Soho; going on to create the lighting design for the inaugural production of Ghost Quartet.  She was the auditorium designer and team leader for the Chelsea Theatre refurbishment and stage lighting design for a major social media company’s new headquarters in Rathbone Square; Gate Theatre, Dublin. 

 

Emma was a founding committee member of the Blue Team - Charcoalblue’s Corporate Social Responsibility Panel.

 

She was on the judging panel for the 2019 Michael Northern Awards for Lighting Designers and in 2016 was invited by Paule Constable to speak at the National Theatre on the topic of Theatre Technology Tomorrow.  

 

Associates 

 

Carla Kingham

Creative Producer

Carla is is a theatre director and community practitioner. She is Joint Artistic Director of all-female collective Bleeding Nora, a Trustee of intergenerational dance charity Dance Woking and a regular contributor for industry publications such as Arts Professional and Everything Theatre. She has worked extensively as a director and associate director both nationally and internationally, but her true passion lies in the advocacy of community and participatory arts.

Collaborators 

Giles Favell 

Stage Engineering Consultant 

Giles is an award winning Designer and Consultant providing bespoke services to the Performing Arts from auditorium design down to bespoke components.  His career has taken him through Stage Management and many years of Production Management - latterly with twelve years at RADA, where he also spent four years as RADA’s Project Manager for the Redevelopment under Lord Attenborough. 

 

Giles spent seven years as Principal Designer for Steeldeck, designing auditoria, stages, and other bespoke installations, and also invented various types of new structures and fittings, including the A PACK Retractable Seating System (the UK’s first curved retractable) and Wedgelock rail system.  One of Giles’ most recent inventions is the gas-assisted Seat-box, to store two seats within a 7.5kN/m2 floor, 870mm back-to-back for speedy deployment installed in the Dorfman Theatre and The Mayflower, Southampton.

Rob Halliday

Stage Lighting Consultant | Project Management 

Rob is a renowned Lighting Designer and Associate Lighting Designer working internationally at the highest level.  He is a regular contributor to several entertainment industry publications, including a regular Classic Gear Column for Lighting&Sound International and was responsible for client-side lighting system consultancy for Leicester Curve, CAST Doncaster, Storyhouse Chester and Action Transport Theatre