Welcome to the online portfolio of Peter Rubie.
Peter Rubie is a Lighting Designer based in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2007 and has a passion for delivering dynamic lighting designs for a wide variety of performance styles. He strongly believes that lighting can make or break a performance when viewed by an audience and strives to enhance the performers’ and audiences’ experiences for all performance styles be it concerts, events, dance, opera or theatre.
Peter’s designs are regularly seen on concert stages all around Australia and he has designed the lighting for many notable international artists including; Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, The Proclaimers, TV on the Radio, Anna Calvi, Idina Menzel, Lea Salonga and Gary Clark Jr. He has also had the pleasure of lighting some home-grown artists such as; Tina Arena, Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington, Tommy Emmanuel, Eskimo Joe and Meow Meow.
Peter’s classical work includes regular designs for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, including a collaboration between the Brandenburg and world renowned company Circa in ‘Spanish Baroque’, a fusion of Baroque music and contemporary circus. Peter is also no stranger to Opera having worked with many local opera companies on shows such as the 2015 production of Tristan und Isolde presented by the SSO and an Opera Australia production of The Magic Flute for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In the corporate world, Peter has designed for numerous high profile clients including News Corp, Cartier, Bvlgari and David Jones. He’s had the honour of designing for some dignitaries including the farewell musical tribute to Marie Bashir, the former governor of NSW and was responsible for lighting a private function for the Crown Prince Couple of Denmark on their visit to Australia in 2013.
In musical theatre, Peter was the lighting designer for the NSW premiere of NED: A New Australian Musical, Thrones! A Musical Parody, Once and A Chorus Line. Recently, Peter was ‘Festival Lighting Designer’ for the inaugural Sydney International Cabaret Festival. In 2020, Peter was the Lighting Director for series 1 of The Reservoir Room.