Patrick Woodroffe

Woodroffe began his career in lighting in the mid Seventies and over forty years has lit and directed productions for many artists including ABBA, Bob Dylan, The Police, Take That, Peter Gabriel, Simon and Garfunkel, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, The Eagles, Lady Gaga, Donna Summer and Elton John. Woodroffe has worked with The Rolling Stones since 1982 as the lighting designer and creative director for their live shows. He lit Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light, the record of the Stones' live performances at the Beacon Theatre. In 2009 Woodroffe lit the "This Is It" show for Michael Jackson and subsequently worked on the feature film that remains the sole record of that production. In opera, ballet and dance he has lit many productions, including Vienna State Opera and Finnish National Opera where the lighting took the place of the scenery. He lit Derek Deane’s large scale production of Swan Lake for the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.

Politics of Failure

We are super excited to announce that lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe will be attending our Face Seminar Sessions on the second of October. In his session he will dig deeper in The Politics of Failure. How has he faced failure in his career and how did he survive? Lots of stories and events where things went wrong or went nearly wrong. A seminar you can't miss.


Patrick Woodroffe


Tuesday October 2nd at 13.30
Tuesday October 2nd at 15.00

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