Tina Torbey

Tina Torbey

Theatre & Performance Designer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Alongside her work as a Performance designer, Tina is also a theatre design consultant with Charcoalblue, specialising in auditorium planning and design.


Her consultancy work includes Warwick University Lecture Theatre in Coventry and La Cité du Théâtre in Paris.

Tina has joined Charcoalblue directly from an exciting year at the Royal National Theatre where she was awarded the Dingemans Design bursary. She has designed for the Dorfman stage, assisted Rae Smith, Katrina Lindsey and Susan Hilferty. She also had the chance to witness the work and design process of Bob Crowley, Jan Versweyveld, and Richard Hudson.

She has earned her MA Design for Performance -with Distinction- at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, after completing her thesis on interaction performance-audience: 'Breaking the fourth wall in the 21st Century'

In 2016, she designed the set for ‘Cabaret’ at the Richard Burton theatre working with the Director Paul Kerryson. ‘Cabaret’ later won the Set Design Silver Award at the World Stage Design - WSD 2017 in Taipei.

Tina originally studied Architecture at ALBA-Beirut, graduating top of her class in 2013. She earned the Order of Engineers and Architects award as well as the Samir Mokbel award for excellence in architectural design.

She also played the Piano at the Music Conservatoire of Beirut and graduated with honours in 2012. She has very recently joined the Central London Orchestra as a percussionist, keeping her passion for music alive.

Her work as a performance designer includes:

2018- Wardrobe, by Sam Holcroft, published by Oxford University Press
2017- Dead don't floss, directed by Roy Alexander Weiss, Royal National Theatre
2017- Samira's party, directed by Bijan Sheibani, filmed in Chiswick
2016- Dr Angelus, directed by Jenny Ogilvie, Finborough Theatre
2016- Macbeth director's cut, directed by Paul Davies, Volcano Theatre Company
2016- Cabaret, directed by Paul Kerryson, Richard Burton Theatre


Work History

Set & Costume Designer - 'Dr Angelus' - Jenny Ogilvie

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Set & Costume Designer - 'Macbeth' - Volcano Theatre Company - Paul Davies

Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

Set Designer - 'Cabaret' - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - Paul Kerryson

May 2016 - Jul 2016

Set & Costume Designer - 'Last Days And Time' - Give It A Name Company - David John Norton

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

Architect - Design - THP - Tony Haddad and Partners

Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

Architect - Technical Drawings - AAA - Atelier des Architectes Associes

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014


Design for Performance - MA - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Sep 2015 - Present

Architecture - Diplome d'Etudes Superieures - ALBA - Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts

Sep 2006 - Feb 2013


  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autocad
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3ds Max
  • Architectural Modelmaking
  • Creative Model Making
  • Microsoft Office



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