Set & Costume Designer

Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Selected credits

  • The Fair Maid of the West/ As You Like ItRoyal Shakespeare Company
  • The Grand Old Opera House HotelTraverse Theatre/ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • The Flying DutchmanOpera Up Close
  • BURNEdinburgh Festival/ The Joyce, NYC
  • The Wreckers Glyndebourne Festival 2022
  • Breaking The Waves Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland 2021
  • Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) West End, Olivier Award Best Comedy Play 2022
  • The Lovely BonesWorld Premiere Royal & Derngate Theatre/UK Tour


Ana Inés Jabares-Pita is an international award winning designer working across opera, dance, theatre, film and exhibitions. She has an extensive musical training and a keen interest in new technologies, video and illusion. Recent opera designs with director Melly Still include The Wreckers by Ethel Smyth for Glyndebourne Opera and  Breaking The Waves by Missy Mazzoli for Theater St. Gallen.

Pride & Prejudice *(*Sort of)  transferred to London’s West End in late 2021 for a hugely successful run at the Criterion Theatre culminating in winning the Olivier Award 2022 for Best Comedy Play. It will tour the UK in late 2022/ early 2023.

Ana was overall winner of the Linbury Prize in 2013 and a Jerwood Young Designer at the Gate Theatre in 2014. She has worked with many prestigious UK companies including English National Opera, Royal Court Theatre, Young Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company, Headlong, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Lyceum, Gate Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the V&A Museum.  Her designs have been seen internationally in Italy, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Spain, Australia and the US.

Featured work

The Fair Maid of the West

Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company
Written and Directed by Isabelle McArthur
Music by Michael John McCarthy
Designer and Spanish Consultant: Ana Inés Jabares- Pita
Lighting Design by Sinéad McKenna
Sound Design by Niamh Gaffney

‘Ana Inés Jabares-Pita designs a fully pubby pub – pumps, flock carpet, stuffed fish above the bar.’
★★★★ The Guardian 

‘Ana Inés Jabares-Pita has done a stellar job’
★★★★ All That Dazzles

★★★★ The Financial Times

As You Like It

Royal Shakespeare Company
Directed by Omae Elerian
Designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Design by Jackie Shemesh
Sound Design by Elena Peña

‘The set by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita sees us in a largely empty rehearsal room but makes good use of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre space, such as when a group of rock musicians descend from the skies…And she has a few surprises up her sleeve as the show progresses.’
★★★★ Whats On Stage

★★★★ The Times

The Grand Old Opera House Hotel

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Written by Isobel McArthur
Directed by Gareth Nicholls
Composer & Musical Supervisor- Michael John McCarthy
Designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell

Winner of The Scotsman First Fringe Award

‘Ana Inés Jabares-Pita’s inspired three-level set, as wide as it is tall, has a colour palette that extends all the way from fawn to beige.’
★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★★ The Times

The Flying Dutchman

Opera Up Close/ UK Tour
A new English version by Glyn Maxwell
Music Director Timothy Burke
Directed by Lucy Bradley
Set & Costume Design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Associate Designer Anna Kelsey


National Theatre Scotland/
The Joyce, NYC
Created by and starring: Alan Cumming
Creator/ Choreographer: Steven Hoggett
Set Design: Ana Inés Jabares Pita
Costume Design: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting Design: Tim Lutkin
Video Design: Andrzej Goulding

” its mixture of dreariness, drama and sheer brilliance – conjured up by a world-class team of sound, set and video designers – perfectly sets the tone for this unique take on the life of Scotland’s national poet” ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian 

The Wreckers

Glyndebourne Festival 2022, Lewes, United Kingdom
By Ethel Smyth
Directed by Melly Still
Set and Costume Design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Design by Malcolm Rippeth
Video Design by Akhila Krishnan

‘Ana Inés Jabares-Pita’s sets…evoke the sea fogs, eerie caverns and ghostly apparitions so suggestive of the underlying menace.’

★★★★★ Evening Standard

Breaking The Waves

Theatre St. Gallen, Switzerland
By Missy Mazzoli with Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Directed by Melly Still
Set and Costume Design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Design by Malcolm Rippeth
Photography by Edyta Dufaj

The European premiere of Breaking The Waves,  the first large scale opera by composer Missy Mazzoli,  winner of the 2017 award for “Best New Opera” by the Music Critics Association of North America and based on 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier.

The Lovely Bones

Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Company, Everyman Liverpool, Northern Stage
Directed by Melly Still
Set & Costume Design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Light Design by Matt Haskins
Sound Design by Helen Skiera
Composed by Dave Price

‘A mesmerising spectacle’
★★★★ Guardian

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Written by Isobel McArthur
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Director: Paul Brotherston
Set & Costume: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting: Simon Hayes
Sound/Music: Michael John McCarthy
Movement: EJ Boyle
Photo by John Johnston

This postmodern and absurdist production makes the most of Ana Inés Jabares-Pita’s ornate (set)”
★★★★ The Stage 

Twelfth Night

Royal Lyceum Theatre/Bristol Old Vic
Directed by Wils Wilson
Set & Costume: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Music: Meilyr Jones
Lighting: Kai Fisher
Sound: Gregory Clarke
Movement: Emma Jane Park
Musical Director: Aly Macrae
Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

‘Magnificent… powerful and hugely entertaining’
★★★★ The Stage

The Wheel

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Written by Zinnie Harris
Director: Caroline Byrne
Set & Costume: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting: Liam Strong
Composer: Tasha Taylor Johnson


Written by Marina Carr
Directed by Caroline Byrne
Set & Costume: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Composer: Tash Taylor Johnson
Lighting Design: Ben Bull
Sound Design: Herbert Homer-Warbeck
Director of Physical Theatre: Joe Dieffenbacher

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