Scenic work

I trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating in 2009 with a BA(Hons) in Theatre Practice: Scenic Art.

After graduating, I joined the team of the beautiful Pitlochry Festival Theatre in the Scottish Highlands. I spent four fantastic years there as a scenic artist before moving down to the Midlands to work as a freelancer. Here I worked for various venues including Set up Scenery, the Royal and Derngate Theatre and Belgrade Production Services to name a few.

In 2017 I became a full time scenic artist at Belgrade Production Services and stepped up to cover the Deputy Head of Scenic Art role as maternity cover. In late 2019 I moved to Bristol and have returned to being freelance.

If you would like to see more about my career history as a scenic artist, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile or get in touch with me.

Cloth Work

I have increasingly found myself specialising in cloth work over the last few years. Here are a few of my favourites:

All of the above painted alongside Rachel Day at Belgrade Production Services. Designers: Mark Walters, Olly Shapley and Unknown


The reason I work in theatre now is that I caught the theatrical bug at a very young age when I was taken to see the annual Perth Theatre pantomime. Even now I still love painting pantomime sets. Seeing the audience of all ages enjoying it is the best feeling. Below is a small selection of my work on panto from the last 10 years.


These are a few of the many productions that I have worked on over the years.


Below you can see examples of my faux effects work including: marble, bricks, textures, wood graining, metallic finishes, typography and breaking down.

These are just some examples of my work as a scenic artist but if there is anything specific you would like to know please email me.

Copy of Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugene Delacroix 2.5 x 2m.

Unless otherwise stated all images on this website belong to Alison Drane and are subject to copyright.

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