Staff Profile: Pip Nash

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  • Pip Nash

  • Position:

    Subject Leader Performance Design

  • Teaching Area:

    Theatre Design

  • Qualifications:

    MA Cross-Sectoral and Community Arts; Post Graduate Study, Theatre Design; Post Graduate Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and the Performing Arts; Diploma in HE, Arts in Social Contexts

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Professional Practice:

    Creative Designer


Pip Nash is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Theatre Design, and MA in Theatre for Young Audiences programmes. Pip’s professional practice as a designer spans thirty years working within a range of theatre forms, including new writing, devised, classic and contemporary texts; within main house, touring, open air and studio theatre settings. More recently Pip has designed the set and costumes for productions that explore the connections between community and place, as a result of an ongoing dialogue within intergenerational and socially engaged performance companies. This has led to theatre making in public spaces, in non-theatre venues such as markets, parks, streets, museums, challenging the relationship between performer, audience and performance space. At Rose Bruford College

Pip has led the Theatre Design course through its early formation, and is now a key contributor to its continuing pedagogy and practice. Pip also teaches on the MA Theatre for Young Audiences programme, exploring the visual within devised processes.


Design within participatory theatre practice', The Blue Pages, (2011); 'Theatre and museum installation', The Blue Pages, (2010); co-presenter of session on design workshop practice at Theatre in the Community conference, University of Bucharest, Romania, (March 2012).