Susannah Henry

Key details:

Production Arts
Lecturer in Design and Contextual Studies
Susannah Henry


Susannah trained in stage design at Wimbledon School of Art and Central Saint Martin's College. She has worked as a stage designer for twenty years, designing performance of all kinds, including touring theatre, opera, family shows, site-specific performance, comedy, storytelling, and dance. She is also a writer and performer of her own solo theatre work. Susannah previously taught Scenography for Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Set Design at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and the University of Surrey.

Susannah began her relationship with Guildhall in 2006 as a freelance designer working on in-house productions, later teaching period style, contemporary theatre, and model-making on the BA (Hons) Production Arts programme. In 2015, Susannah began teaching on the MA Collaborative Theatre programme, mentoring students through a series of project through which they generate new works of performance. Susannah is a practice research PhD candidate at Guildhall, researching the intersection of the scenographer's story with their practice.

Recent Research Outputs

By design: Seeking areas of exchange between performance and making and the teaching of related subjects