Andreas Skourtis is an award winning London-based practicing architect and scenographer.
He studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, drama at Theatre Lab in Thessaloniki, and holds an MA in Theatre Design / Scenography from Wimbledon College of Arts.
Since 2013 he is a Lecturer in Scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He previously taught at the Theatre Studies Faculty University of Peloponnese, and often visits other universities and organisations for lectures and workshops, in the UK and abroad.
He often works as a scenographer/-initiator/-leader of performances or installations, sometimes inspired by biographical and every-day-life subjects. Theatres, abandoned buildings, urban outdoors locations and landscapes, homes and flats, a bar and his olive grove, are all spaces that have been used in performance designs.
Past projects include a ‘walking performance’ and a site-responsive performance/installation, using a bridge and a Victorian warehouse in London as scenographic metaphors.
He also collaborates with directors as a designer in theatre productions, investigating how to use a theatre building as a ‘found space’.
In 2018 he designed Antigone, commissioned by the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, directed by Konstantinos Ntellas, and performed in the Ancient Epidaurus Theatre.
He has an extensive working experience as an architect. Past projects include the design of the new studio theatre of Athens National Theatre, a flexible-retractable-transformable space that won a ‘Gold Medal for Best Work in Theatre Architecture and Performance Space’ at the Prague
Quadrennial 2011.
A member of the Managing Committee of the Society of British Theatre Designers, he is the exhibition designer of ‘Staging Places: UK Performance Design 2015-19’, the National UK entry for the Prague Quadrennial 2019 and the V&A (July 2019 – March 2020).
He recently completed the design of a new ‘Performing Arts Centre’ for the International School of Uganda in Kampala. The new building will be completed in 2020 and includes a 460-seat auditorium and new facilities for the drama, dance, music and visual arts departments.
He is a Fellow of the Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy), Vice-Chair of the Performance Design Education Collective ( and a RIBA Chartered Architect.
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Performing Architectures…

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scenography-led performances


use of space

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merging practice and research.