London – Vintage Circus Gala Party

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The brief

As a result of a wildly successful alternative conference and exhibition, the expectation for an equally impressive gala party was set!  Therefore, with a brief to utilise an unusual and quirky venue, we went about searching for a venue close to the conference hotel that would offer the perfect backdrop for an immersive Vintage Circus Gala Party.

The solution

Although a warehouse on an industrial estate might not sound like the best location for a remarkable gala dinner, the task of transforming this urban space into something inspiring was exactly the challenge we thrive on!  Working to an ever evolving and demanding creative brief, our agility and creativity was put to the test. In order to transform the venue at every point, we set to work early to tackle the first task which was to build a full-size carousel in the grounds!

Beyond this, our team then created a bespoke entry tunnel before fixing a rigging point in the centre of the main space for draping and festoon lights to enhance the circus theme and party feel. With a split level lay out, we had the opportunity to create different areas that would feature different experiences, with an upstairs dedicated to a chill out lounge and immersive photo parlour. Meanwhile, downstairs, in the centre of an abundance of festival food vendors, we created a striking stage set with light up letters offering the perfect backdrop for a ream of burlesque and circus style acts and entertainment. From a Charlie Chaplin inspired gin house performance, to flapper dancers and our main act, of a full brass band, the main stage was a constant stream of stunning entertainment.  Satellite stages amidst the audience then enhanced the experience further with side shows and flame breathers. Overall, guests were spoilt for choice with what to do and what to see next..!

The verdict

Our client and their delegates were blown away with our fully immersive take on an underground Burlesque and Circus fusion. At the end of a busy conference, it was the perfect way to blow off steam and allow delegates to network and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment. Our client was thrilled, and didn’t hesitate to enlist us to produce their next event the following year – only bigger and better

  • Industry: Technology
  • Event: Gala Party
  • Group: 1200