Grant studied lighting design at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated receiving the Dean of Drama Award for Best Individual Work. Currently Grant is working in theatres all over the country on a diverse range of projects and productions.
Grant has also designed extensively for the Scottish Events Industry, including Botanic Lights, (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh); Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Torchlight Procession & Street Party, including the 2017 Midnight Moment.
As well as designing in the UK, Grant’s work has transferred internationally to New York, Beijing, Madrid, Valencia and Rio.
Drama credits include: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (Edinburgh International Festival); The Broons national tour (Sell A Door); Cuttin’ A Rug, Simon’s Magical Christmas Socks, Panic Patterns (Citizens Theatre); One Mississippi, Submarine Time Machine, To Begin (National Theatre of Scotland & NTS Learn); A Christmas Carol, Love Song, In My Father’s Words, Hecuba, Promises Promises, Baby Baby (Dundee Repertory Theatre); The Polar Bears Go Wild (Macrobert, Stirling); News Just In (Random Accomplice); And The Beat Goes On (Perth Theatre & Random Accomplice); Wendy Hoose, Blanch & Butch, The Tin Soldier (Birds of Paradise); Summer on Stage 2012 - 2018 (Lyceum Theatre); The Maw Broon Monologues (Tron Theatre); Without A Hitch (Room 2 Manoeuvre).
Musical credits include: My Left Right Foot (National Theatre of Scotland & Birds of Paradise); We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Belgrade Theatre); Spring Awakening, Chess, Into The Woods, Cabaret, 9 to 5, Urinetown, Addams Family, Godspell, Avenue Q, Sunday In The Park With George, Company, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Wasted Love, Show Choir (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Little Red And The Wolf, Freak Show, Forest Boy, The Girl Who (Noisemaker); Barnum, Les Miserables, Godspell, Annie, Guys & Dolls, Just So, Once On This Island, 13, Seussical, Ragtime (Forth Children's Theatre); A Clockwork Orange (associate, Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Opera credits include: Falstaff (Opera Bohemia); Hansel And Gretel, Le Nozze Di Figaro (associate), Albert Herring (associate), L'incoronazione di Poppea, The Rape of Lucretia (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
Pantomime credits include: Mammy Goose, The Snaw Queen (Tron Theatre Company); Sleepin’ Cutie, Chick Whittington, Weans In The Wood, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty & The Beast (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling); Cinderella (Jendagi); Pinocchio (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
Grant is a member of the Association of Lighting Designers.
“Grant Anderson’s lighting design also comes into its own, splashing the stage in vivid colours one minute and focusing a stark spotlight on events the next.” We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Please Mind The Blog)
“The most inspired collaboration between set and lighting I've ever seen.” We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Break A Leg)
"The use of lighting in these scenes is also extremely effective." Emily Christie on A Christmas Carol (Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee)
“Lit with an illusionist’s eye by Grant Anderson.” Thom Dibdin on Chick Whittington (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling)
“We got some great lighting effects throughout which used the space to its best effect.” - Donald Stewart on One Mississippi (Fringe Review)
“Grant Anderson's pack-a-punch lighting design, highlighted the collaborative nature of this across- discipline production.” - Marianne Gunn on Chess (The Herald)
“Huge plaudits go to lighting designer Grant Anderson and designer/video designer Kenneth MacLeod for a plethora of absolutely stunning visuals.” - Gregor Dickson on Chess (Broadway World)
“Designer Kenneth MacLeod goes full 1980s hog. Grant Anderson provides a rock’n’roll lighting plan to match.” - Mark Fisher on Chess (The Guardian)
"Kenny Miller’s design, along with Grant Anderson’s lighting, look terrific." - Michael Cox on Cuttin' A Rug (Across The Arts)
“With evocative lighting from Grant Anderson to help set the tone.” - Gareth Davies on Little Red and the Wolf (The Reviews Hub)
“Lit to perfection by Grant Anderson.” Thom Dibdin on The Little Mermaid (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling)
“The design of Wendy Hoose, courtesy of Neil Haynes and Grant Anderson, is as creative and energetic as its leads” - Edie Ranvier on Wendy Hoose (Public Reviews)
“...brilliantly lit by Grant Anderson.” - Joyce McMillian on Hecuba (Scotsman)
“...to go alongside Grant Anderson’s wonderfully evocative lighting design” - John Roberts on Freak Show (Public Reviews)
“...bare skin sparkling in the bright cold white lighting from Grant Anderson which always accompanied their presence.” - David Smythe on L'incoronazione di Poppea (Bachtrack)
“Grant Anderson lights it all beautifully” - Kate Molleson on The Rape of Lucretia (The Herald)
“A striking and ambitious design... A visual feast of lighting... The lighting was complex and integral to the meaning of the drama.” - James Robert Ball on Sunday In The Park With George (Broadway Baby)
“Grant Anderson's lighting sensitively reshapes the stage from scene to scene, working with the projections, which include images of water and a view of Lake Ontario.” - David Barbour on In My Father’s Words (Lighting & Sound America, NYC)
Nominated for Best Lighting Design, Broadway World West End Awards 2014, for Addams Family.
Nominated for Best Technical Presentation, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2014, for Wendy Hoose.