Caroline Steinbeis

Director for Stage and Screen


Caroline is a freelance theatre director and dramaturge. She is currently Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres. 

Caroline was born in Munich and now lives in London with her family. She studied at the London University of Royal Holloway and completed her MA at the Central School of Speech and Drama. 

In 2009 Caroline won the prestigious JMK Award for Outstanding Directors. She directed Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest.  Her production Fatherland was invited to the Radikal Jung Festival in Munich in 2011.
Her production of Brilliant Adventures won the prize for Best Studio Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards in 2013. 

Caroline was International Associate at the Royal Court Theatre from 2011-2013. She is currently Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres. 

Recent Theatre Directing credits include:
Rutherford and Son (Sheffield Theatres)
Love and Information (Sheffield Theatres)
Edward II (Cambridge Arts Theatre)
The Tempest (Royal & Derngate) The Crucible (Manchester Royal Exchange) We Want You To Watch (National Theatre) The Broken Heart (Globe Theatre, Sam Wannamaker) Take, Love, Run (Molodiy Theatre, Kiev) Show 6 (Lyric Hammersmith and UK Tour) Talkshow (Royal Court, Downstairs)
Mint (Royal Court, Downstairs) Brilliant Adventures (Manchester Royal Exchange) A Time To Reap (Royal Court, Upstairs) Earthquakes in London (UK Tour for Headlong Theatre and NT)
Fatherland (Gate Theatre)
Charged (Soho)
Mad Forest (BAC)
Photo Story (BAC)
Mile End (Southwark Playhouse and UK Tour)

Caroline has also directed numerous readings and workshops for the National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic, Soho, Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth amongst others.