Simon Bird

Lighting Designer

… is a Technical Manager and Lighting Designer. He trained at RADA, where he studied Technical Theatre and Stage Management, and has worked as a Stage Manager and Technician for many theatre companies including the Abbey Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, and Tivoli Theatre in Dublin; and in the North of Ireland Maiden Voyage Dance, Tinderbox Theatre Company and Castleward Opera. He joined the stage management team at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast in 1995, and since 2012 has been Technical Manager at The MAC Belfast.

Lighting Designs include: The Doppler Effect, Queen Catherine & The Habsburg Tragedies, The Fall of the House of Usher, Group The Musical, (Belfast Ensemble); Hope Hunt (Oona Doherty Dance); Evolve (Dance Resource Base); Love or Money (C21 Theatre Company); Unhome , Summertime and All Both Sides Through the House (Tinderbox Theatre Company); National Anthem and Both Sides(Ransom Productions).

Simon is a founder member of the Belfast Ensemble.