Costume designer Nicky Gillibrand has worked regularly at the Royal Opera House. She made her Royal Opera debut in 1997 designing costumes for Francesca Zambello's production of Paul Bunyan, and has since designed costumes for Zambello's production of The Queen of Spades and Richard Jones's productions of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, L’Heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi, The Gambler and Il trittico. For The Royal Ballet she created designs for Will Tuckett's Proverb on the main stage and The Wind in the Willows in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Gillibrand's other opera designs include Rodelinda, The Magic Flute, The Turk in Italy, Pelléas and Mélisande and Don Giovanni for English National Opera, La traviata, Hansel and Gretel, Don Carlos and Wozzeck for Opera North, Rusalka in Copenhagen, The Fiery Angel for La Monnaie, Brussels, War and Peace in Paris and Der Rosenkavalier, The Rape of Lucretia, The Miserly Knight/Gianni Schicchi and Flight for Glyndebourne.
Gillibrand's work in theatre includes costume designs for Billy Elliot: the Musical on the West End, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jumpers, The Seagull and Tales from the Vienna Woods for the National Theatre and several productions for the Young Vic including Public Enemy, The Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun, The Good Soul of Szechuan and Vernon God Little. Awards include a gold medal at the 2003 Prague Quadriennale for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.