Alison Chitty trained at St Martin’s School of Art and Central School of Art and Design and has worked regularly at the Victoria Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Riverside Studios, Royal Shakespeare Company and London’s West End. She became resident designer at the National Theatre in London for 8 years where she regularly collaborated with Sir Peter Hall, winning an Olivier Award for her production of The Voysey Inheritance.
An equally active opera designer, she has designed productions for houses worldwide. Recent productions include Wagner’s Ring Cycle over four seasons for Gothenburg Opera, Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur for ROH, Rigoletto for La Fenice, Theodora for the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Betrothal in a Monastery in Toulouse.
She was awarded an OBE in 2004, received the Young Vic Award in 2008, was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 2009 by the Royal Society of Arts. She is an Honorary Fellow at the University of the Arts London.