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Prema Mehta

About this Artist

Prema has twenty years of experience as a lighting designer, working on over 200 productions across the UK and in Europe, including working at prestigious venues such as Westminster Hall, The O2 Arena, Madame Tussauds and in London’s West End. She used her experience to create Stage Sight – an industry wide initiative that has made practical change to create an off-stage workforce that better reflects society and is inclusive of class, ethnicity and disability. Prema is a cultural leader who believes it is critical for art and culture to reach a wider community, and is made by everyone, for everyone.

Born in the UK, Prema was nominated for the h100 Awards for the theatre and performance category. The h100 Awards (Formerly The Hospital Club) recognises and celebrates the most innovative and diverse talent throughout the UK.

In 2020, she was presented with a fellowship from the Association of British Theatre Technicians and she was also awarded a fellowship by her alma mater, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a Trustee at the Unicorn Theatre in London and Artistic Associate at The Young Vic. Prema was awarded a bursary to attend the prestigious Clore Leadership Pulse course in 2021. She is regularly asked to deliver keynote speeches for organisations. Prema recently opened Hamnet (West End) and lit at a large nature reserve in the UK.