Cathy Stewart Head Of Scenic Art

Cathy Stewart

Head Of Scenic Art


Cathy trained in Fine Art and Theatre Design and has enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a freelance scenic artist based in Leeds, London and Scotland working alongside friends and colleagues in the industry.


Theatre and Opera includes;

Opera North

Northern Ballet

West End shows; including Beauty and the Beast, We Will Rock You, League of Gentlemen.

Plymouth Theatre Royal – large scale commercial pantomimes and musicals.

Edinburgh Lyceum

York Theatre Royal

Garsington Opera Festival

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Manchester Royal Exchange

Buxton Opera Festival

Bristol Old Vic


Film and Television includes; Wes Andersons Fantastic Mr Fox, Max and Co (Swiss film), BBC – Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Torchwood and Various TV commercials.


Museum and Events include; 

English Heritage – Dover Castle – Major Restoration project recreating 12th Century Wall Hangings working in accordance with historical research, filmed for a BBC time team special documentary.

Scenic Route British Exhibition for Kiev – Russia, Carrickfergus visitors centre – Ireland, Carlise Visitor Centre, Painted sculpted figures for Exhibition in Singapore.

Staged Civic Events including; Nelson Mandela becoming an honorary freeman of the city of Leeds.

York Mystery Plays performed in York Minster.


International Public Murals;  Dubai and Paris – Designing and painting themed public areas.                                                                                                   

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor