Joe Stathers Head of Production Arts Courses

Joe Stathers

Head of Production Arts Courses


Joe joined BOVTS in 2018 after several years as a visiting tutor and external lighting designer on public performances.

He is also a freelance lighting and video projection designer working in theatre, opera, dance and live music. He has worked on everything from large outdoor, events to two-way video streamed internet performances and TV drama.

Before moving to Bristol he taught at LIPA for many years, including 12 as head of Theatre & Performance Design & Technology.

He graduated with a BA Hons in Drama from Bristol University, and a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching for HE at Liverpool John Moores.

He is also a qualified Yoga teacher, studying a diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga.

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art