Sean Kavanagh


Sean trained in the UK under Ralph Koltai at the Central School of Art and Design and has worked for many theatres throughout the UK and abroad.

Sean was Head of Design for the prestigious Plymouth Theatre Royal for two years prior to the theatre’s opening in 1982 and then for the first two years of its operation. He was lead designer for Corporate Events company 'The Full Effect' for four years from 1998 to 2002. He is a long standing Artistic Associate and Director of the York-based Riding Lights Theatre Company.


Theatre credits include: Dracula (UK Tour); The Trial of Jane Fonda (Park Theatre); Merchant of Vembly (The Cockpit Theatre); The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), The Handyman (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre & UK Tour), The Tempest (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Mikado (Cambridge Theatre), Sherlock Holmes - The Musical (Cambridge Theatre), Of Mice and Men (West End), Never the Sinner (Playhouse Theatre), Treasure Island (West End), The Miracle Worker (Comedy Theatre), In Praise of Love (Apollo Theatre), The Roy Orbison Story (Whitehall Theatre), The Aspern Papers (Wyndham’s Theatre), Stepping Out - The Musical (Alberry Theatre), The Winters Tale (Bridewell Theatre), The Fire Raisers (Bridewell Theatre), Joseph and the Techicolour Dreamboat (New London Theatre), Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas (Savoy and Adelphi Theatres), Dancing in the Streets (Cambridge, Aldwych and Playhouse Theatres), African Snow (Trafalgar Studios), Visiting Mr Green (Trafalgar Studios) and Dream Coats & Petticoats (Savoy and Playhouse Theatres & UK Tour).