Edward Gordon Craig

International theatre director, designer, writer, thinker and artist


Welcome. This is a resource on the life and work of Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) made with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund and in conjunction with The Edward Gordon Craig Estate.

Edward Gordon Craig, born in Stevenage in 1872, was one of the most radical and influential forces on the stages of the world. His productions across Europe, inspirational designs and prolific writings defined him as a leading moderniser of 20th century theatre. Craig's visions have invigorated generations of theatre-makers and continue to resonate and inspire today.

Explore his life and work with our interactive timeline and view our extensive media sections featuring newly available digitisations of Craig's designs and interpretive videos.

We've also created a free educational resource pack on Edward Gordon Craig for teachers of Key Stage 5 (16-18 years) drama and theatre studies courses.