Set & Costume Designer

Katie Davenport

Selected credits

  • The Tales of HoffmannIrish National Opera
  • A Midsummer Night's DreamRough Magic Theatre Company
  • A Portrait Of The Artist as a Young ManDublin Theatre Festival
  • Twelfth Night LAMDA


Katie is a Set and Costume Designer and trained in Production Design for Stage and Screen at IADT. After graduating with first honours 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. She has also worked as assistant designer in film and TV for Ardmore Studios, RTE, PBS and Sky Arts.

Featured work

The Tales of Hoffmann

Irish National Opera, Irish tour

Director Tom Creed
Set & Costume Design Katie Davenport
Lighting Design Sinéad McKenna

“Davenport’s visuals, supported by the high-energy lighting design of Sinéad McKenna, suddenly and rather magically kick in with the start of act II, the first of Hoffmann’s tales. The prologue’s dreariness is at once dispelled, replaced by the gleam and flash of Spalanzani’s laboratory, here presented as the venue for a modern-day techno-product launch. The product, of course, is Olympia, the lifelike mechanical doll, updated by Davenport to a humanoid inspired by the iconic female Maschinenmensch in Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis….costumes constantly grow and intrigue as the opera unfolds, particularly among the chorus, which sometimes presents a striking but organic gender fluidity.”
Irish Times

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

“It is not surprising to see that sets and costumes are designed by Katie Davenport, and with them she captures a very fresh, bright, youthful flavour that is perfect. Davenport has created many wonderful sets before, but this is truly a triumph…”“
Red Curtain Review

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Director Ronan Phelan
Set & Costume Design Katie Davenport
Photography  Richard H. Smith

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