Gregor Roth acquired his skills in theatre lighting at the TAT (Theater am Turm) in Frankfurt am Main from 1994 - 2004, beginning during Tom Stromberg's term as artistic director and then continuing through William Forsythe's term.
During this time he had the opportunity to follow the artistic process and help shape all the works created at the theatre by Heiner Goebbels and the Ensemble Modern, William Forsythe and guests, Tom Kühnel and Robert Schuster, among others. When the TAT era came to an end in 2004, he moved to the Schauspiel Frankfurt (Artistic Director: Elisabeth Schweeger).
In addition to his work at the theatre, he developed his first original works with groups in Frankfurt's independent arts and theatre scene, including the performance collective andcompany&Co, for whom he designed sets and installations, as well as lighting.
In 2007 Gregor Roth completed his Meisterschule at the Institut für angewandte Medien Hamburg (now called Deutsche Event Akademie).
From 2008 to 2013, he served as a lighting manager at the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin (Artistic Director: Armin Petras). During this period he collaborated on the lighting design for productions directed by Peter Kastenmüller, Antú Romero Nunes, Armin Petras, Christin König, Jan Neumann, Robert Hartmann and David Czesienski (Prinzip Gonzo), She She Pop, Dominik Friedel, Anna Bergmann and Jan Gehler, among others, as well as productions by and with students at the HfS Ernst Busch.
In 2013 Roth followed Armin Petras when he left the Maxim Gorki Theatre to become artistic director at the Schauspiel Stuttgart. In collaboration with the respective creative teams, Roth created the lighting design for productions at the theatre directed by Stefan Kimmig, David Bösch, Christiane Pohle, Hanna Müller, Robert Borgmann, Armin Petras, Martin Laberenz, Jonas Corell Petersen, Phillip Rosendahl and Wilke Weermann.
For Anne Habermehl's exhibition Marieluise Fleißer Projekt, held at the beginning of 2018 at the Academy of Arts in Ludwigsburg, Roth collaborated with the team on the lighting concept for the production.
Roth has been back at the Maxim Gorki Theatre since the beginning of the 2018/2019 season.
Since the beginning of his second tenure at the theatre, he's collaborated with Yael Ronen (Yes but no), Sebastian Nübling (Außer sich) and Hakan Savaş Mican (Die Nacht von Lissabon).