Exhibitions + Interiors
1957
1973
Bridges
1977
1983
Product
1981
1995
Engineering Design
2006
2017
Interior Design
2005
2011
Exhibitions
1961
1969
General
1944
1951
Textiles
1962
1987
Graphic Design
1994
2005
New Media
2000
2013
Stamps
1970
1989
General
1947
1959
General Design
1969
1985
Packaging
1937
1955
Engineering
1983
1991
Furniture Design
1978
2003
Graphics
1947
1967
Packaging + Graphics
1959
1971
Glass + Stained Glass
1936
1941
Products + Industrial
1961
1975
Ceramics + Glass
1981
2001
Films
1939
1963
Fashion Design
1988
2015
Ceramics + Glass
1995
2009
Product Design
2008
2021
Designing with Light
2012
2019
Naval Architecture
1986
1997
Typography
1940
1953
Engineering Product
1968
1981
Dress
1972
1993
Goldsmithing
1936
1937
Glass, Pottery + Silver
1936
1945
Theatre Design
1991
1999
Photo of  Timothy O'Brien

Timothy O’Brien was born in 1929 in India. He was educated at Cambridge and the Yale School of the Drama. For the RSC, he has designed thirty-one productions and ten for the National Theatre. Since 1958, he has designed forty operas. In 1978, he designed Evita with Tazeena Firth. From 2014 until 2016, he was joint artistic director and co-designer of the Shakespeare Memorial Garden in Stratford. He is Past Chairman of the Society of British Theatre Designers, and Past Chairman of the Faculty of RDIs. Timothy was the joint winner of the gold medal for best set designer in 1976, and joint winner of the golden Triga for best National Exhibit in 1991 at the Prague Quadriennale of Stage Design. In 1997, he married the designer, Jenny Jones, with whom he has shared some projects. The variety of his work and its evolution over seventy years, demonstrates a constant embrace of the theatre as a live, collaborative and ephemeral art form.

RDInsights: Timothy O'Brien
Timothy O'Brien RDI discusses theatre design with Mike Dempsey RDI in this informative interview from the RDInsights series
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Pericles, directed by Terrry Hands at  La Comédie Française, 1974
Pericles, directed by Terrry Hands at La Comédie Française
1974
Peter Grimes, directed by Elijah Moshinsky at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1975
Peter Grimes, directed by Elijah Moshinsky at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
1975
Old Times, directed by David Jones at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1985
Old Times, directed by David Jones at The Theatre Royal Haymarket
1985
Interiors
1939
1961
Commercial Art
1936
1939
Light Fittings
1940
1949
Furniture
1940
1947
Furniture
1944
1957
Lettering
1940
1943
Typography
1965
1979
Aircraft
1943
1965
Interior + Ships
1971
1977
Structural Engineering Design
1998
2007
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