Freelance set and costume designer

Rajha Shakiry

United Kingdom

Last updated: April 29, 2024

Rajha was born in Iraq and educated in England. After an honours degree in Mathematics, she re-trained in Theatre Design, graduating from Wimbledon School of Art in 2003. She has since worked as a freelance theatre designer and maker and has obtained a distinction in MA Scenography from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Rajha has exhibited her work at the V&A Museum, part of the Society of British Theatre Designers Make:Believe Exhibition (2015). She was selected as a finalist alongside 100 international designers to exhibit her work at the World Stage Design (2013). Rajha has also exhibited her work at Transformation & Revelation (2011), the Society of British Theatre Designers’ professional UK National Exhibition of Design for Performance in 2019 at the Prague Quadrennial and V&A’s Staging Places exhibition. 

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ThisGen Fellowship

In partnership with Why Not Theatre, the NAC is delighted to announce the 2024 cohort of ThisGen Fellowship. Meet the fellows and faculty.