Philipp Nicolai studied Stage Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as an Assistant Set Designer at the Schauspielhaus Hannover, from 2007 to 2009 he was the resident Set Designer there. During this time, he realised works with the directors Ruedi Häusermann, Schirin Khodadadian, Marco Štorman, Marc Prätsch, Peter Kastenmüller and others.

Since 2009 he is working as a freelance Set Designer for theater and opera in Dresden, Klagenfurt, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and elsewhere, collaborating with directors including Ulrike Arnold, Dominik von Gunten, Schirin Khodadadian and Brigitte Dethier.


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