Tom Oldham – set and costume design

Tom Oldham – set and costume design


I am a freelance set and costume designer, based in Berlin and London.

I originally trained as an opera/choral singer and worked as a singer and musician before making a decision to retrain in design. I gained a place on the prestigious Motley Theatre Design Course where I studied with designers Alison Chitty and Ashley Martin Davis.

Recent design work includes set and costume for Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, costume designs for the children’s opera ‘Brundibar’ in Aldeburgh and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

I also work with the design collective Curious Space with whom I am worked on designs for an exhibition at the Musée d’Ethnographie, Neuchatel.

I have worked as a design assistant to a number of designers, including Robert Jones, Tom Rogers and Patrick Burnier.

Theatre and opera work CV

Brundibar – Krasa (associate and costume design)
Mahogony Opera Group, Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, 2014
dir. Frederick Wake Walker

Belshazzar – Handel (set/costume design)
TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music, 2014
dir. Emma Rivlin

La Calisto – Cavalli (set/costume design)
Hampstead Garden Opera, 2014
dir. Joe Austin

Henry V – Shakespeare (set/costume design)
GSMD, 2014
dir. Martin Hutson

Lo Speziale – Haydn (set/costume design)
Retrospect Ensemble at St. Pauls, Knightsbridge, 2013
dir. Joe Austin

Atalanta – Handel (set/costume design)
Cambridge Handel Opera, 2013
dir. Victoria Newlyn

Acante et Cephise – Rameau (set/costume design)
UCOpera at Bloomsbury Theatre, 2012
dir. Christopher Cowell

Rinaldo – Handel (set/costume design)
TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music, 2011
dir. Harry Fehr

Eugene Onegin – Tchaikovsky (set/costume design)
Blackheath Opera at Blackheath Halls, 2011
dir. Harry Fehr

After Troy – play by Glyn Maxwell (co-designer with Patrick Burnier)
Oxford Playhouse and touring, 2011
dir. Alex Clifton

The Rare Theatricall – music by Locke (design)
devised piece at Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings, 2010
dir. Pia Furtado

Wedlock Of The Gods – play by Zulu Sofola (set/costume design)
Cochrane Theatre, 2010
dir. Wale Ojo

The Potting Shed – play by Graham Greene (set/costume design)
Finborough Theatre, 2010
dir. Svetlana Bee

Magic Potions – short opera by Jacques Cohen (set/costume design)
tete-a-tete Festival at Riverside Studios, 2009
dir. Antonia Alonzo

A Miracle – play by Molly Davies (assistant designer to Patrick Burnier)
Royal Court Upstairs
dir. Lyndsey Turner

Small Change – play by Peter Gill (costume design)
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 2008
dir. Amy Hodge

In Blood – The Bacchae – adapted from Sophocles (assistant designer to Naomi Dawson)
Arcola Theatre, 2008
dir. Noah Birksted-Steen