Ben Garcia is a London based lighting designer and programmer working in theatre, dance and musicals. Ben graduated from LAMDA in 2022. 


I have a style I try to bring to all productions that I developed as a young adult pursuing a passion for photography that developed into lighting design, embracing shadows and deep contrasts. I love to combine technology and art in new and experimental ways to change the way we make and experience art. I’m currently experimenting with photorealistic visualisation to enable creatives to develop and experiment collaboratively at all scales before technical rehearsals, reducing time, costs and environmental waste.


Previous design work includes Bring Back Chainmail (East Anglia Tour), Princess Essex (Essex Tour & Bush Theatre), Petal (Omnibus Theatre), Confusions (Questors Theatre), Rachael Reynolds Dance (Woldingham School) and Matilda the Musical Jr (Questors Theatre). Previous programming work includes Ravenscourt (Hampstead Theatre), The Prince (Southwark Playhouse) and Sir John in Love (Holland Park Opera).

Selected work

Showcasing 4 Projects

Mr Kolpert

Linbury Theatre, LAMDA

Photography: Alex Brenner

Directed by: Belle Bao 

Set/Costume Designer: Emily Nelson

Sound Designer: Tingying Dong

Lighting Designer: Ben Garcia


Onmibus Theatre

Photography: Ikin Yum Photography

Director: Ragga Johnson

Set & Costume Designer: Helen Coyston

Lighting Designer: Ben Garcia

You Got Older

Linbury Theatre, LAMDA

Photography: Lidia Crisafulli

Directed by: Georgia Green

Set/Costume Designer: Milla Clarke

Sound Designer: Charli Stephens-King

Lighting Designer: Ben Garcia

Production Manager: Anna Eagle

Movement Coach: Jonathan Young

Lights On

London Wonderground at Earls Court


Directed by: Belle Bao and Segen Yosef

Production Manager: Gusta Matthews

Sound Designer: Charli Stephens-King

Music Direction by: Annabel Mutale Reed

Lighting Designer: Ben Garcia

Photography: Zoe Birkbeck (@zoebirkbeck)