Callum Macdonald is a UK based theatrical lighting designer, production electrician and production technician. Welcome to his portfolio site.

About Callum

An Introduction

Based in the Suffolk countryside, Callum is still a relatively new face to the theatre industry. In addition to lighting design he also specialises as a production lighting technician and production electrician in theatre, corporate, dance and events. Callum is now working with various production companies around the UK and Europe in all parts of the entertainments industry.

In 2011 Callum studied Electrical Installation for two years at Suffolk New College in Ipswich, graduating on both the level 2 and level 3 courses. Other qualifications he now holds include Emergency First Aid At Work and IPAF.

There are few places in the UK Callum doesn’t get to throughout the year, he will always be on hand to meet and discuss any of your upcoming productions and events wherever you may be. Please do get in touch with any questions you may have, contact information can be found further down this page.

Technically Minded

Callum has a mind that just loves to take things apart and see exactly how they work, as a child his curiosity would often get the better of him and all sorts of things would be laying in pieces on the kitchen table with no idea on how to get them back together again.

He now takes this curiosity to lighting, he quickly worked out that he wasn’t learning in a classroom environment and spent many hours in his teenage years on work experience placements in local theatres and warehouses teaching himself how different lights worked. There aren’t many fixtures that Callum hasn’t had in pieces on the workshop table.

Contact Information

T: +44 (0)7590 568 663

Callum will always aim to get back to your message as soon as possible. However, a lot of time is spent on site and often without internet, because of this you may occasionally have a bit of a delay in getting a response.

Recent projects

Anchorage Beach Club

Role: Production LX & Board Op

Marfleet Events brings back Anchorage for another successful year. This year they brought together a full orchestra to play alongside live DJs.

Sleeping Beauty – Panto

Role: Lighting Designer

This was Callums first time joining the team down in Camberley for their annual pantomime. This years was a great success, selling out just after press night.

Les Misérables, Schools Edition

Role: Lighting Designer

The award winning CTC produce their take on the classic Les Misérables at The Corn Exchange in Ipswich.

Cyber Threat 18

Role: Lighting Designer

A conference with a difference, hackers in pods around the auditorium try and hack into a cyber game during the presentation. The game fully integrated with the technical aspect of the conference.




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“In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

Eric Hoffer

To all who have finished panto - bravo. You survived. You can still talk (just), and completed the Guinness World record of 73 shows a week.
To all those still in panto - fuck me, you deserve a Golden Globe for services to theatre. Godspeed.

Turned on the radio to find that @BBCRadio2 are playing nothing but @OfficialALW songs. It disturbing just how many of the lyric I know. #MusicalTheatreGeek

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