Dale has worked extensively with major theatre and opera companies around the world. Recent theatre credits include The Jungle and the Sea, Counting and Cracking (including 2022 Edinburgh Festival and 2019 Adelaide Festival), Sami in Paradise, , The Judas Kiss ( including West End ,Toronto and Brooklyn Academy of the Arts)The Blind Giant is Dancing s (Belvoir) Come Rain or Come Shine, An Ideal Husband, Born Yesterday, Cosi , The Weir, The Speechmaker, The Crucible, Top Girls, The Drowsy Chaperone, God of Carnage, and August: Osage County(MTC). Because the Night, Away, Brothers Wreck, Night on Bald Mountain, Dance of Death, Timeshare(Malthouse) A German Life (Adelaide Festival), Les Liasions Dangereues (Sydney Theatre Company), L’Appartement (Queensland Theatre )Oklahoma (The Production Company ) His recent opera credits include Tosca for Opera Queensland and WAOpera, The Magic Flute (Lyric Opera of Chicago)The Riders (VSO/Malthouse) Anything Goes ( Opera Australia); Otello ( Cape Town Opera, Western Australia Opera and Opera Queensland); A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Ariadne Auf Naxos for the Welsh National Opera and Boston Lyric Opera; Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia and Welsh National Opera
Dale is the recipient of Helpmann Awards in 2010 for August :Osage County and 2019 for Counting and Cracking and six Green Room Awards for design, most recently for Because the Night in 2022 . He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Tony Awards in 2009 for set and costume design for the Broadway adaption of Exit the King. Dale is a Lecturer in Performance Design at The Victorian College of the Arts.