Arabella Ockenden | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Arabella Ockenden


2016 - 2019 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, BA (Hons) Theatre Practice: Design for Stage

Productions at Central

2019 Set and Costume Designer - People of the Abyss (Alister O'Loughlin, Miranda Henderson)

2018 Set and Costume Designer - Far Away (Speculative Design) (Jessica Hartley)

2018 Set and Costume Designer - The Rake's Progress (Speculative Design) (Tim Hopkins)

2018 Set and Costume Designer - Dealer's Choice (Speculative Design) (Matthew Dunster)

2017 Set and Costume Designer - The Cherry Orchard (Yael Shavit)


Theatre Experience

2017 Set and Costume Designer - Embassy Shorts (Four Seasons - Winter, Allegro non molto) - RCSSD - Embassy Theatre (Cate Blanchet)

2018 Set and Costume Designer - Odd Affinities (Immersive piece) - RCSSD - Bloomsbury Square, London (Duska Radosavjevic)

2016 Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor/Dresser - Brass - National Youth Music Theatre - Hackney Empire (Hannah Chissick)

2016 Associate Costume Designer, Makeup-Artist - Alice Unhinged - Young Pleasance - Pleasance Theatre, Islington, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Jo Billington, Kathryn Norton-Smith)

2016 Associate Costume Designer, Makeup-Artist - Bestival spectacle night parades - Macnas - Isle of Wight (Noeline Kavanagh)

Film Experience

2018 Associate Production Designer - White Noise (Short) - ComeVada Pictures, LCC - London (Biagio Cilia)

2018 Makeup-Artist, Art Department assistant - Carnation (MA Short) - LCC - London (Vojtech Konecny)

2018 Assistant Stylist, Makeup artist - Amber-Simone album artwork/Press release - Juicebox Management - London (Poppy Ashton (Producer))

2018 Scenic assistant, Makeup-Artist - Shameless, HAUS Music Video - Duncan Ellis Management for HAUS - London (Will Reid)

2015 Art department assistant, Makeup-Artist - Rain on the Velux - Will Reid Visuals - London (Will Reid)

Theatre experience

2014 Wardrobe Assistant, Dresser - The Ragged Child - National Youth Music Theatre - The Rose Theatre, London (Jeremy James-Taylor)

Installation Design Experience

2018 Associate installation designer, Model-maker - Pinstallation- Immersive window display - The Conran Shop in association with Pinterest - The Conran Shop Michelin House, Chelsea (Betsy Smith)


Set Design, Costume Design, AutoCAD 2D and 3D, Hand Technical Drawing, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Drawing, Painting, Model Making, Scenic Art, Prop Sourcing, Costume Dressing, Costume sourcing and Buying, Basic Prop Making


English [Native], Spanish [Bilingual], Italian [Partial]