Clare O'Donoghue studied German and Drama at Goldsmiths College, University of London

She worked in lighting in various theatres, including Sadler’s Wells and the National Theatre, before moving to Lewes to become Deputy Lighting Manager of Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Since becoming a freelance designer and technical manager, she has recreated numerous operas and dance shows throughout the UK and around the world for many companies, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Die Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Clare currently combines her own designs with working as a freelance production engineer, making and installing lighting effects for West End and international theatre shows and events.