Richard Roberts is an Australian freelance theatre designer and teacher. His design experience has included designs for drama, dance, film, television and opera. Since his first professional engagement in 1977 as a resident designer at the State Theatre Company of South Australia, he has worked for all the major performing arts companies in Australia. As a teacher, he was Head of Design at WAAPA in Perth (1991 – 96), Head of Production at the VCA in Melbourne (2000 – 2010) and in November 2013 he was appointed Head of Design at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts a position he held for two years, returning to Australia in August 2015. He is now based in Melbourne as a freelance designer. He is represented by the Yellow Agency in Sydney.