Rob Halliday

Rob Halliday

Biography

Rob Halliday is a lighting designer and programmer

Recent Articles

Stand up for the right to work across Europe – it’s a common-sense issue

Stand up for the right to work across Europe – it’s a common-sense issue

Brexit shouldn’t prevent British arts workers from continuing to earn a living in Europe, says Rob Halliday – we must join forces to demand urgent government action
Returning to normality is a long way off, but vaccine passports could help

Returning to normality is a long way off, but vaccine passports could help

As the vaccination programme continues across the UK, hopes rise of a gradual easing of restrictions later this year. But we need a globally accepted proof of vaccination for things to change across the theatre industry, says Rob Halliday
Farewell Jerry Hodgson – an unsung stalwart of the National Youth Theatre

Farewell Jerry Hodgson – an unsung stalwart of the National Youth Theatre

As the NYT’s chief electrician for more than a decade, Jerry Hodgson was an inspiration to a generation of young technicians – his humour and light touch will be much missed
Creatives will work through lockdown to get venues ready, but should they?

Creatives will work through lockdown to get venues ready, but should they?

Creatives will work through lockdown to get venues ready to reopen, but should they be taking the risk? asks Rob Halliday
Back to work: but what do I wear, what do I do, and how long might it last?

Back to work: but what do I wear, what do I do, and how long might it last?

As theatre productions start up again, many of us are finding ourselves back at work for the first time in months
Sleepless' LAMP test shines a light on just one option to bring theatre back

Sleepless' LAMP test shines a light on just one option to bring theatre back

It’s time to throw open the doors to ideas on how to enable venues to reopen, says Rob Halliday – this would be a really bad time for a not-signing-the-Beatles moment
Explore radical ways of reopening or risk losing audiences forever

Explore radical ways of reopening or risk losing audiences forever

Theatres must be proactive about finding ways to resume performances safely, says Rob Halliday – if we don’t lead the agenda, there’s a risk audiences will lose the theatregoing habit
Arts bailout win proves we need the one clear voice we've always had

Arts bailout win proves we need the one clear voice we've always had

The pressure exerted on the government that led to the £1.57 billion rescue package shows the power of the creative world collectively speaking up, says lighting designer Rob Halliday – let’s use that voice for other important battles
Theatre is a big industry and a huge employer – it must be recognised as such

Theatre is a big industry and a huge employer – it must be recognised as such

Lighting designer Rob Halliday says the amount of people it takes to make a theatre production is frequently underestimated
Government support must not end until it’s safe to stage shows again

Government support must not end until it’s safe to stage shows again

Theatre will come back, says lighting designer and programmer Rob Halliday, but the industry needs government support until it is safe to do so
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