I have recently completed an MA in Performance Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2021), during which time I was awarded the John Elvery prize to recognise Excellence in Stage Design.

Previously I studied a BA in Writing Directing & Performance at the University of York (2014), before working nationally as a freelance scenic artist, designer and maker.


I have a particular interest in sustainable theatre-making, project creation and the devising process. I am part of East Midlands based collective B Team; we make theatre with a focus on environmental issues and offer workshops to raise awareness within local communities.


I regularly am a guest lecturer for Theatre Students at the University of Derby, and also for schools, youth theatres and community groups within the East Midlands. 

I was Shortlisted for the Linbury Prize 2021.

Please get in touch if you'd like to see a full portfolio of my work or a CV. 

Digital BOVTS graduate exhibition available here: https://www.oldvic.ac.uk/maria-terry/​


Photo credit: Chris Webb


  • Assistant Designer Treasure Island, Derby Theatre 

  • Designer This Island's Mine, Roustabout Theatre

  • Designer Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish (R&D), Roustabout Theatre

  • Costume Designer The Three Seagulls, Bristol Old Vic

  • Designer Chef, Wardrobe Theatre

  • Designer, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Digital Production (BOVTS)


  • Designer Slow Violence, B Team

  • Designer The Drum, Hubbub Theatre Co

  • Prop Assistant Alice: A Virtual Theme Park, Creation Theatre


  • Scenic Artist Christmas Carol, Derby Theatre

  • Co-design and re-staging of Washed Up, Louise White

  • Designer One Moon, Hubbub Theatre Co

  • Scenic Artist One Man Two Guvnors, Derby Theatre 

  • Scenic Artist The Jungle Book, Derby Theatre

  • Scenic Artist The 39 Steps, Westminster School

  • Set Designer and Scenic Artist, Youth Theatre Double Bill, Derby Theatre Studio

  • Designer Summer School: Create a Play in a Week 'Persephone & Hades', Lakeside Arts Centre

  • Designer Hubbub Beach Party 2019


  • Designer The (Not So) Quiet Revolution of Kindness, Hubbub Theatre

  • Production Manager, Demi Nandhra, Live Art in Birmingham

  • Design assistant The Party Somewhere Else, Nottingham Playhouse

  • Scenic Artist Oxy & the Morons, Wind in the Willows and Woyzeck at New Wolsey Theatre

  • Scenic Artist Hansel & Gretel, Derby Theatre


  • Painter, prop maker, production assistant, Little Wolf Entertainment Ltd, Robin Hood  Loughborough Town Hall and Beauty & the Beast, Derby Arena

  • Designer Silver Darling The Musical, Open Road Productions, Derby Live

  • Maker and creative collaborator for Hubbub Theatre, Kessoku Remix, Beach Party and Winter Wonderland 

  • Designer The Bee Project, Laura Ryder & Co 

  • Designer/Maker Augustus and His Smile, FaceUp Theatre Company


  • Production Assistant at Derby Theatre, full time

  • Designer Romeo and Juliet, for UCS, Arts Depot London

  • Designer A Splotch of Red, Middlesex University

2013 - 2015:

  • Designer, We Two Alone and State of Affairs, Outbreak Theatre

  • Designer Twelfth Night, York Theatre Royal Studio

  • Set, Costume & Lighting/AV Designer Bittersweet Century, Vernon God Little, Punk Rock, Colder Than Here, Constellations, University of York

  • Set Assistant Micro Monsters (3D): Narrated by David Attenborough, Atlantic Productions for Sky TV

  • Art Director The Secrets of Quantum Physics for BBC4, Furnace Ltd

  • Space Technician for C Venues and Production Assistant for Milk Presents, Edinburgh Fringe.