Set & Costume Designer

Katie Davenport

Selected credits

  • Breakfast on Pluto the Musical (summer season 2020) Landmark Productions/GIAF
  • A Christmas Carol The Gate Theatre, Dublin
  • This Beautiful VillageAbbey Theatre, Dublin
  • GriseldaIrish National Opera
  • A Midsummer Night's DreamRough Magic Theatre Company


Katie is a Set and Costume Designer based in Dublin and trained in Production Design for Stage and Screen at IADT. Her upcoming work includes Breakfast on Pluto the Musical (Landmark Productions / GIAF) created by Duke Special and Des Kennedy, The Fall of the Second Republic (Corn Exchange / Abbey Theatre), and This Beautiful Village (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), which will return to the Abbey Stage, and tour, following it’s 2019 sold out run.

She represented Ireland at the Prague Quadrennia and has been nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Costume Design for The Tales of Hoffmann, Irish National Opera. Katie has also held the position of designer in residence at The Gate Theatre, Irelands national theatre.

Featured work

A Christmas Carol

The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Director: Selina Cartmell
Set & Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Choreography: David Bolger

“Costume designer Katie Davenport will surely win awards for her creations”          TN2 Magazine

★★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★ Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Sunday Independent, Sunday Times, TheArtsReview



Irish National Opera
Director: Tom Creed
Conductor: Peter Whelan
Lighting: Sinead McKenna
Photo by Pat Redmond

“The first piece of set design you notice… are the eight screens stacked on top of a guard booth to the right of the stage…. Centre stage is a two-floor setting; above is smart, even salubrious…. It’s a tale of two worlds: privilege and power” 

Breakfast on Pluto the Musical

Landmark Productions/GIAF
Writer: Bob Kelly
Composer: Duke Special
Director and Co-Creator: Des Kennedy
Set & Costume Design: Katie Davenport
Lighting Design: Sinead McKenna
Photo by Colm Hogan
& Andrew Downes

Katie is involved in the new musical production of ‘Breakfast On Pluto which will premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival in summer 2020.

This Beautiful Village

Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer: Lisa Tierney-Keogh
Director: David Horan
Set Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Lighting Design: SJ Shiels
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
Photo by Pat Redmond

Following its sold-out premiere in 2019, This Beautiful Village returns to the Abbey Stage, followed by a national tour, in 2020.

“A terrific new play, utterly clued in to the zeitgeist” Irish Independent 

“An absorbing, funny, challenging play as hot as today’s bread fresh from the oven”
Sunday Independent

The Magic Flute

Irish National Opera
Director: Caroline Staunton
Set & Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Photo by Pat Redmond

“As director, Caroline Staunton – with the abstracted Victorian designs of Ciaran Bagnall and costumes of Katie Davenport – firmly though subtly asks us to question what audiences often traditionally accept” The Irish Times

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rough Magic, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Director: Lynn Parker
Lighting & Set Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Photo by 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

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