Patrick Woodroffe

Lighting Designer

Patrick Woodroffe is a lighting designer working in the field of live music performance, opera, dance, film, architecture and special events. With his long-time collaborator Adam Bassett, he runs the international lighting design consultancy, Woodroffe Bassett Design.

For over forty years he has worked with most of the seminal names in rock music including among many others ABBA, Adele, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, The Police and Michael Jackson. For thirty years he has worked with the Rolling Stones as their lighting designer and creative director.

Musical theatre credits include productions of Bat Out Of Hell, 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 film of the Rolling Stones in performance.

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.

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, the gardens at the V + A, and Somerset House in London.

For thirty years Patrick and his team have lit all of the Vanity Fair Oscar parties in Los Angeles.

With his partner Adam Bassett, he lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympic + Paralympics Games in London.

In 2014 Patrick was awarded OBE for his services to the arts.