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Abi Turner

Lighting Designer Accessibility Consultant

Lighting Designer • Access Consultant

Abi has worked on projects with companies including FlawBored, Theatre 503, The Donmar Warehouse (NT Live), Dundee Rep (Scottish Dance Theatre), The Watermill Theatre, ASYLUM Arts and York Theatre Royal.

Abi has consulted on access for companies including Flawbored, ASYLUM Arts, TourettesHero, Theatre 503 and in association with the National Theatre - and their access work with Flawbored and ASYLUM Arts has received Offie Award Nominations. Abi’s access consultation specialises in access around sensory adaption, relaxed performances and visual stories.



LIGHTING DESIGNER, Grow Up, Park90 (Company Three), July 2024

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Surfacing, UK tour, Omnibus Theatre, April-June 2024

LIGHTING DESIGNER, My Chat with Harold Pinter, Oxford Old Fire Station, March 2024

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER, It's a Motherf**king Pleasure, Tour including Arca Theatre (Gent, Belgium), NDT, Bristol Old Vic Studio, Northen Stage (2), and Brighton Dome Studio, February-March 2024

Creative Access Consultant, Glass (R&D), in association with Derby Theatre, January-June 2024

LIGHTING DESIGNER, SPUTNIK, Dundee Rep (Scottish Dance Theatre), October 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, I Dream in Colour (Extant), CPT, Blue Elephant Theatre and John Lyons Theatre, October 2023

ASSOCIATE, It's a Motherf*cking Pleasure, New Diorama Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe, July-August 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, I F**ked You In My Spaceship, Soho Upstairs, June-July 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Operation Hummingbird, Regional Tour, May 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Pressure Drop, The Yard Theatre, April 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Savage Heart, Pleasance Downstairs and Regional Tour, March 2023

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER, It's a Motherf**king Pleasure, VAULT Festival, February 2023

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Surfacing, VAULT Festival, February 2023

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER, It's a Motherf**king Pleasure, Camden People's Theatre, December 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, A Monster Calls, The Watermill Theatre, November 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, When This Is Over, The Yard Theatre, November 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, All the Happy Things, Theatre 503, July 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, How Disabled Are You?, Omnibus Theatre, July 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, How Disabled Are You?, Park Theatre, May 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, A Partnership, Tour, March-April 2022

ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER, Henry V, Donmar Warehouse, February-April 2022

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Essentially Black, Soho Theatre, February 2022


DIRECTOR, The Trial of Prince Charming, Baron's Court Theatre, October 2021

LIGHTING DESIGNER, Essentially Black, Camden People's Theatre, October 2021

LIGHTING DESIGNER,When Rachel Met Fiona, The Space, September-October 2021

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND CO-PRODUCER, The Tragedy of Mariam, Virtual R&D, October 2020 - March 2021

LIGHTING DESIGNER, The Gut Girls, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, March 2020

LIGHTING DESIGNER, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Rose Bruford College, June 2019

CREATOR, PRODUCER AND DESIGNER, Womb Cinema, Rose Bruford Symposium 2019, April 2019


BA(hons) Lighting Design




2-5 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Dance
  • Live art
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • Opera
  • Streaming
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • Visual arts

What I do

  • Access consultancy (including BSL, audio-description and neurodiversity)
  • Devising
  • Dramaturgy
  • Lighting Design
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Theatre making
  • Working with disabled artists
  • Working with young people
  • Working within a Community / with community participants