Peter Rubie is a Lighting Designer based in Sydney, Australia. 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. A 2007 graduate of the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Peter’s designs are regularly seen on stages and events all over Australia.

Peter has a passion for delivering dynamic lighting designs for a wide variety of performance styles, specialising in the fusion of classical and contemporary music projects. Peter has designed the lighting for many world-renowned contemporary music artists across different genres including Tina Arena, Meow Meow, Lea Salonga, Eskimo Joe, Megan Washington and David Campbell. 

Peter often works closely with State Orchestras Australia wide and local ensembles including Pinchgut Opera and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Over the last few years, he has designed for a number of musical theatre and dance productions including both ONCE and A Chorus Line for Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Thrones! for Sydney Opera House.  

In 2019 Peter was the Festival Lighting Designer for the Sydney International Cabaret Festival, Kabarett Haus for the 2020 Perth International Arts Festival and most recently Becoming Eliza with Enda Markey Presents. In 2021 Peter designed the lighting for several contemporary music festivals including the Sydney South Eveleigh Solstice and Sunset Piazza for NSW Government and City of Sydney. 

Over the last few years, Peter has expanded his design work across multiple platforms including designing for TV, film, and live streaming. 

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