Creating dynamic,
innovative
and
conceptual experiences
across theatre, live events and installations.

Our Story

Jon Lyle & Rob Casey established Ammonite Studios in 2018 taking on the roles of joint co-founders and creative directors.

Their respective industry expertise has seen them forge alliances with leading creative imagineers, disruptors and designers across the globe, all who have come to rely on Ammonite’s empathetic work and attention to detail.

Rob and Jon trained in London, and both began their early careers in the company of some incredible talent. Rob worked under the wings of luminaries such as Rick Fisher, Paule Constable and Patrick Woodroffe while Jon’s long association with 59 Productions saw him work across some of the biggest productions of the day, including Warhorse (NT) and the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Whilst at Ammonite the duo have produced work on some of the most well-known theatrical productions of the decade both on Broadway and the West-End and between them have clocked up around 200 shows seen across the US, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Blending their respective expertise in Lighting Design and Video Design Jon and Rob take every opportunity to adapt and develop their skills in projects that have produced some outstanding learning and discovery. Ammonite’s work in the architectural, theme and guest-led experience sectors has been educational and inspiring, expanding production design horizontally and vertically in some incredible locations!

Ultimately the company’s drive to create change-making work is echoed in the advocacy and challenge for a better working model for production and live events,  most notably to recognise the skills and knowledge of so many of the outstanding technical workforce in the UK. Ammonite Studios launched an industry symposium at the National Theatre in 2023 and the programme of discussion, debate and training continues each year.

Jon and Rob credit the success of Ammonite to their outstanding team of collaborators, both in-house and external who all share the same philosophy of people-centric creativity, imagination and decision making.
When not dashing to deadline horizon, both can be found running and swimming at unusual times of the day (and night) and keeping the office dog Gracie’s diet in check.

Our passion, creativity and expertise, has enabled us to work on award winning shows, productions and installations across multiple industries.

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Design

Our design team advise clients across many different project portfolios. We consider each design holistically and with foresight. Trained across the agile, high-demand design industries of major commercial theatre, exhibition, installation and corporate sectors, our design team represent the best in class of their respective fields. 

In addition to our renowned expertise in state-of-the-art video engineering, lighting design and event production for the stage, Ammonite Studios are pioneers in developing guest-led experiences in non-theatrical environments.  

Creative Solutions

Ammonite Studios can develop and define a project solution that answers the most intangible creative challenge.  We’ve produced responses when others couldn’t and against the most demanding timelines.  We are experts at bridging functionality and aesthetics in themed entertainment, building and event immersion and all forms of performance stage design.

Emerging technology provides new options for overcoming the previously impossible and we are acknowledged leaders in commissioning and developing tools for the integration of extended reality components in physical design.

Bespoke Development

Whatever the task or demand, we would love to share our portfolio with you and discuss your project requirement.  Ammonite has offered bespoke, unique project integration, management and adaptation of full-service turnkey operations to clients world-wide.   We can sit in the middle, to the side or lead on a range of creative and technical project challenges.

Offering independent advice and radical solutions, we streamline the concept of production.

Ammonite, as a global creative studio, are industry leaders in designing and creating unforgettable immersive experiences. Finding creative solutions for complex problems whilst using the latest technology and knowhow, we can make almost anything happen anywhere.

Our Team

Rob Casey

Rob Casey

Director

Jon Lyle

Jon Lyle

Director

Laura Wilson

Studio Producer

Michael Harpur

Studio Draughtsperson

Matt Roper

Technical Manager

Matt Veitch

Studio Producer

Case Studies

Clients