Phil Bentley

  • Files

    • pdf document
  • Links

    Personal Website


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Head of Production (ongoing)
All productionsEnglish Touring Opera
2016 - 2018Head of Production & Premises
All productionsDerby Theatre
2013 - 2016Technical Director
All productionsUnicorn Theatre
2012 - 2013Technical & Production Manager
All productionsBattersea Arts Centre
2011 - 2012Production & Technical Manager
All productionsHawthorne Theatre
2007 - 2011Production Manager
All productionsCochrane Theatre
2008 - 2011Production Manager
Over 25 individual productionsDrama Centre London
2011Production Manager
Wedlock of the GodsThe Virgo Foundation
2009 - 2011Production Manager
2 annual devised dance productionsRambert & Central School of Ballet
2008 - 2011Production Manager
3 annual site specific/promenade opera productionsEnglish Pocket Opera Company
2010Production Manager
Hansel & GretelGoodenough College
2009Production Manager
1963: They Had a DreamYoung Persons Theatre Company
2009Production Manager
John Cage: Europera 5Apartment House
2008Production Manager
Clockheart BoyDumbshow
2008Production Manager
Missing MelYouth Music Theatre UK
2008Production Manager
Edward IIMarwood Productions & BAC
2008Production Manager
The Penguin CafeLondon College of Fashion
2006 - 2007Deputy Chief Electrician, Garrick Theatre
All productionsNimax
2002 - 2006Technical Manager
All productionsC venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2006Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
ASBOy (UK Tour)The Ashton Group
2006Technical Stage Manager & Re-lights
The Gruffalo's Child (UK Tour)Tall Stories Theatre Company
2005Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
Love Letters (UK Tour)The Ashton Group
2005Technical Stage Manager
The Snow Dragon (UK Tour)Tall Stories Theatre Company
2005Production Electrician & Re-lights
The Merry Widow (UK Tour)Carl Rosa Opera Company
2005Production Electrician & Re-lights
The Birthday Party (UK Tour & West End)Triumph Entertainment
2004Technical Manager & Lighting Designer
The Owl & The Pussycat (Maidenhead & Nottingham)Tall Stories Theatre Company
2004Technical Stage Manager
Time TroopersThe Nasty Girls
2004Technical Stage Manager
Free From SorrowLiving Pictures Productions
2004Assistant Lighting Designer
Miss Saigon (Gothenburg Opera) & Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic)Hartley T A Kemp Lighting Design
  • Education

    2004BA(Hons) Performance Design & Management 3 yrThe Arden School of Theatre

    Additional Skills

    Enhanced DBS Checked. First Aid at Work (3 years). Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Training. Child Protection Training, Manual Handling, Risk Assessments and Health & Safety Training. IOSH Managing Safely for Theatre & Production. Personal License Holder.

    Mac & PC literate including Microsoft Office, Qlab and Artifax. Competent in the use of CAD software including PowerCADD, VectorWorks and AutoCAD.

    Knowledge of DMX and Electrics and Electronics.

    Knowledge of a wide range of intelligent lighting fixtures.

    Competent in the use of a variety of lighting desks, including Avolite range, Zero 88 range, ETC range including ETC Ion/Eos.

    Competent in the installation and use of most standard AV and sound equipment, including both analogue and digital systems. Experience of basic sound and AV design, studio and live mixing.

    Competent in the use of most staging, counterweight and hemp flying systems with knowledge and experience of general and theatre carpentry.


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    About me

    Experienced Production Manager and Lighting Designer with over 15 years professional experience who enjoys working with artistic and technical teams on varied scales and styles of work. Pro-active, thorough, organised and a highly resourceful individual with strong budgeting and scheduling skills.

    For more information and online portfolio please visit my web-site

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Fire Warden
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    • Personal Licence
    • Portable Appliance Electrical Safety Testing (PAT) Competence Certificate
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate

    Professional Recommendations

    Alex Browne Front of House / FOH Manager

    I have worked with Phil Bentley over the past 2 years, and would not hesitate to recommend his services as a Production Manager and as a Lighting Designer. His attention to detail, and ability to make informed decisions help make productions happen and look good.