Set & Costume Designer

Katie Davenport

Selected credits

  • The Tales of HoffmanIrish National Opera/Tom Creed
  • A Portrait of an Artist as a Young ManDublin Theatre Festival/Ronan Phelan
  • A Midsummer Night's DreamRough Magic Theatre Company/Lynn Parker


Katie is a Set and Costume Designer and trained in Production Design for Stage and Screen at IADT. After graduating in 2014, she worked as an associate designer at The Lyric, The Abbey, Galway Arts Festival & The Gaiety Theatre. In 2017, she was designer in residence at The Gate theatre in Dublin.

Katie has designed for directors Selina Cartmell, Graham McLaren, Oonagh Murphy, Ronan Phelan, Lynne Parker, Tom Creed, Ben Barnes and Dan Colley. Recent artistic achievements include representing Ireland at Evolving Design for Performance, an exhibition of European Theatre Design (Beijing NCPA 2016) and receiving a prestigious ICAD award for art direction for iD Mobile’s TV ads (2016). She has also worked as assistant designer in film and TV for Ardmore Studios, RTE, PBS and Sky Arts.

Featured work

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rough Magic, Kilkenny Arts Festival

Director Lynn Parker
Costume Design Katie Davenport
Lighting & Set Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Photo Ste Murray

In a show without a set, Katie Davenport’s wonderfully brash, colourful and strikingly memorable costumes acted as a key visual link throughout.”
Irish Times

“Davenport’s vibrant, quirky, colourful costumes, showing just a hint of fetish, capture a punk-like, car crash, youthful energy that’s both striking and playful.
The Arts Review

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Rough Magic, Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, Irish Tour
Adaptation by Arthur Riordan

Director Ronan Phelan
Set & Costume Design Katie Davenport
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound/Composition Denis Clohessy
Photography  Ste Murray

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