Christoph Wagner

Lecturer in Lighting


Christoph Wagner is Lecturer in Lighting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He trained at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, from where he graduated with distinction.

He was Head of Lighting for Soho Theatre for many years where he designed Everything Must Go, The Diver, The Tiger Lillies - Seven Deadly Sins, Moonwalking in Chinatown, Thom Pain (based on nothing) (original Edinburgh and London production), How to Act Around Cops and How To Lose Friends And Alienate People. As part of Soho Theatre's cabaret and comedy program he lit hundreds of shows, including Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand, Catherine Tate, Dylan Moran, Kiki & Herb and many more. He also worked on many education and community projects with the Soho Theatre Education Department.

Other designs for theatre include One Green Bottle (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre), Hamlet (Tron Theatre), Khamsa (NYT in Saudi Arabia), Victory (Tron Theatre), Verona Road (Intermission Theatre), Miss Lily Gets Boned (Finborough Theatre), The Missionary's Position (Hoxton Hall, touring), Wasted (Intermission Theatre), Bitches Ball (Hoxton Hall, touring), House (Finborough Theatre), Risk (Actors' Centre), Perfect (touring), The Garden (Camden People's Theatre, touring), Robin Hood (Riverside Studios), City Lost 0.11 (touring), Moments in Time (Tuplow Court Festival), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (touring) and Horses, Horses, Coming In In All Directions (The Arches Theatre Company).

Christoph has worked extensively in corporate events, including car launches and fashion shows.

Research interests

The relationship between developments in lighting technology and Lighting Design


  • PGCert, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Arts Education

    25 Sept 2012 - 1 Jul 2014
  • BA, Queen Margaret University

    Stage Management & Theatre Production

    15 Sept 1997 - 15 Jun 2000

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