Paul Sorley

Lighting Designer

I have lived on the Southside of Glasgow for 18 years with my wife and we have one wee girl called Yolanda.

I first trained at the Citizens Theatre under some of the best designers in the country in the 1980s. I was then approached in 1988 by the team setting up the then Old Transport Museum to develop this found space into ‘Tramway’, a multi-purpose theatre and exhibition space, one of the biggest in Europe, right in the heart of Pollokshields where I have retained the position of senior lighting technician for the past 25 years.

Running parallel to this work I have designed for many Scottish and international companies which has given me the opportunity to travel to many places around the world with my touring lighting designs. I was also lighting director for Postcard, Marina and Creeping Bent Records where I got to meet some of my musical heroes.