Paul Seed lighting designer

Since early beginnings on South Pier in Blackpool, Paul has been involved in both Design, Production and Management of shows, events and venues. Working as Chief Electrician for Stageworks Worldwide on their acclaimed productions of “Hot Ice”, “Mystique” and “Eclipse”, he returned to Blackpool to light the second show in the Globe Theatre, “Forbidden” and several versions of “Hot Ice”

In 1999 Paul moved from the production side, into venue residency, taking the role of Deputy Chief Electrician, and then Deputy Technical Manager for ATG’s Stoke On Trent operation at the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall. At the same time, PSC Productions was formed to take care of the additional design and production management work that Paul was involved with (which continues today!). PSC have provided solutions across the globe, including personnel flying effects, magic consultancy, and even enabling the historic Gaiety Theatre in the Isle of Man to crash the infamous Phantom of the Opera Chandelier from its decorative dome, onto the front row of the pit (in a completely automated and safe way!!)

2006 saw Paul moving to Kings Lynn to take on initially the Corn Exchange as Technical Manager, and swiftly onto managing all three of the authorities venues as Technical Operations Manager, before leaving in 2011 to join rigging company “Nippy Industries” as General Manager.

Now, Paul acts a Group Buildings and Technical Manager for HQ Theatres and Hospitality, as well as running the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre in Southend as Buildings and Technical Manager. He sits on the UKT Technical Committee, UK Theatre Code of Conduct Working Group, as well as the Theatre Safety Committee as the UK Theatre Representative.

For more info, visit Paul’s website at

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