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Manipulating the physical with the ephemeral to create spaces and memories for an audience


Ric Lipson BSc MArch DipArch ARB 

is a Partner and ARB registered architect and has been working at STUFISH Entertainment Architects since 2006.

His work is all created together with the rest of the amazing team of talented architects and designers at the studio as well as collaborating with other creative minds and production teams all over the world and throughout the industry.

Ric is a show-maker who has been passionately involved with theatre and live events from a young age. This love for creating temporary spaces led him to study architecture at the UCL Bartlett School. Through years of working in theatre and performance, he has honed skills across the creative and technical spectrum, including production and lighting design, technical theatre, and graphic design. His understanding of the demands, opportunities and techniques of live performance makes him a uniquely qualified collaborator.

Over the last 15 years at STUFISH, Ric has led and contributed to a plethora of shows, from global tours to one-off spectacles around the world with many high-profile performers.

Key projects as lead designer or project leader include the Delhi Commonwealth Games (2010), Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ (2012), Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ (2012) and ‘Rebel Heart’ (2015/16), 'Tears of a Clown (2017), Madame X Tour (2019-20), Really Useful Group’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour’ (2012), Michael Bublé's ‘To Be Loved Tour’ (2013-14), 'Summer Festival Shows’ (2018) and 'Love Tour' (2019), Elton John’s ‘Diving Board Tour’ (2013), 'We Will Rock You’ productions since 2012 and the new UK tour in 2019, ‘Monty Python Live – One Down Five To Go’ (2014), Queen & Adam Lambert Tours (2014-22) , Steve Wynn’s ‘Showstoppers’ (2014-16), U2's ‘Innocence + Experience Tour’ (2015-16), 'The Joshua Tree' Stadium Tour (2017), 'Experience + Innocence Tour' (2018), Dynamo ‘Seeing Is Believing Tour’ (2015-16), Balich World Wide Shows ‘Mother of the Nation (2016), AIMAG Ashgabat (2017), Giudizio Universale (2018), Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of The Worlds’, London West End (2016) and Arena Tour (2018,22), Bear Grylls ‘Endeavor Tour’ (2016), MTV ‘Video Music Awards’ (2017), The Fashion Awards (2017-2021), National Television Awards (2017-2022), Helene Fischer ‘Live’ (2017), Beyonce at Coachella (2018 nominated for an Emmy for the Netflix documentary 'Homecoming'), Beyonce and JayZ ‘OTRII' 2018), Softcell ‘Say hello, wave goodbye’ (2018) and 'Erotic Cabaret' Theatre Tour (2022), Mumford & Sons ‘Delta Tour’ (2018-19), Global Citizen Festival ‘Mandela 100’ (2018), Stufish’s own production for Melco Entertainment at StudioCity, Macau, ‘Elekron’ (2019) 

More recent projects include Olivier Nominated 'Cruise' - West End (2020), Global Citizen Live in NYC, Paris and Lagos (2021), Pentakill ' The Lost Chapter' Virtual Concert experience (2021), 'The Vertical Theatre' (2021), The Joy Awards, Riyadh, (2022), and Stormzy 'Heavy Is The Head Tour' (2022).

Ric’s design and production experience equips him with a vision to conceive and deliver the finest holistic productions from initial design meetings to the first performance. His approach to designing for entertainment, from modest to world-class, is focused on the relationship of the performer to the audience, their experience and their memories.

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