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Tim Bonser is a Naarm/Melbourne based lighting designer for theatre, whose work has been seen across Australia and internationally. Recent lighting design credits include GUYS & DOLLS for Antipodes Theatre Co which earned him a Green Room nomination, COMMON DISSONANCE for Na Djinang Circus which played at Edinburgh Fringe, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Theatre Works and toured regional Victoria, HALF TIME for the Hayes Theatre Co and GENESIS for the West Australian Ballet. 

Collaborating with many artists in the independent theatre sector, Tim has designed at venues including 45 Downstairs, Chapel off Chapel, Theatre Works and La Mama. He has designed for universities including the Victorian College of the Arts, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the Federation University Arts Academy (Ballarat) and JMC Academy.

Tim got his training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Majoring in Live Production and Design - Lighting (2019). During his studies, he completed a secondment with Paul Jackson on the Production Company's LAZARUS. 

Working as the head of lighting at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Tim lights shows for hundreds of artists a year, local and international, from all genres of music. 

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