A multi award-winning lighting designer, Gerald King has designed a number of productions for Pacific Opera Victoria, beginning with Giulio Cesare (2002). Subsequent designs for POV include La Bohème (2002), Lucia di Lammermoor (2003), Carmen (2004), Tosca (2005), Eugene Onegin (2005), The Rape of Lucretia (2006), Daphne and Don Giovanni (2007), Madama Butterfly (2008), and The Magic Flute, The Rake's Progress (2009), Barber's Vanessa (2011), and Carmen (2012).
Other opera designs include La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and La Clemenza di Tito for Vancouver Opera, The Tales of Hoffmann for Opera Lyra Ottawa, The Pirates of Penzance for Edmonton Opera, Romeo and Juliet and Il Trovatore for Opera Saskatchewan, The Magic Flute and Faust for Manitoba Opera, as well as designs for Omaha Opera and Baltimore Opera.
He designs regularly for Bard on the Beach,TUTS, the Arts Club Theatre, Kokoro Dance and Western Canada Theatre. His work has also been seen with Ballet British Columbia, the National Ballet of Canada, and the National Arts Centre. He has won eight Jessie Richardson Awards and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.