For over 40 years Patrick Woodroffe has created the lighting for rock concerts, operas, ballet, architecture and special events.

He has lit and directed shows for artists as diverse as ABBA, Adele, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, The Police and Michael Jackson. He has worked for over thirty years with the Rolling Stones as the band’s lighting designer and creative director.

In the classical world he has lit performances by many important singers, conductors and orchestras including The Three Tenors, Sir George Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra. In opera he has created works in houses in Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz and Helsinki, often using lighting instead of scenery to convey mood, atmosphere and narrative.

Musical theatre credits include productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Batman Live, Showstoppers, West Side Story and Ben Hur. He also lit the 25th Anniversary Performance of Les Miserables at the O2 Arena and Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall.

In film he lit This Is It with Michael Jackson and Martin Scorsese’s Shine A Light, the superb film of the Rolling Stones in performance.

For over twenty years he has lit and helped to produce the famous Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles.

He has created some important architectural lighting schemes, including those at the O2 Dome, the Lake of Dreams in Las Vegas, Highgrove House, Prague Castle and the gardens at the V & A, and Somerset House in London.

In 2012 he lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympics Games in London. In 2014 Patrick was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth ll for a lifetime of services to the arts.

With his long-time collaborator Adam Bassett, he runs the international lighting design consultancy, Woodroffe Bassett Design.

Work with Jim SteinmanEdit

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