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Over the years we have completed a wide range of projects in an even wider range of places. From far out creature creations for Rock and Pop bands on world tour, to full venue transformations for leading corporates. Below are some examples from the last decade.

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Over the years we have completed a wide range of projects in an even wider range of places. From far out creature creations for Rock and Pop bands on world tour, to full venue transformations for leading corporates. Below are some examples from the last decade.

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LINKEDIN ICE CAVE

Professional networking leaders LinkedIn asked us to come up with a unique concept that would excite the senses for their largest corporate recruitment drive, Talent Connect London, to be attended by 1,200 delegates. A brainstorming session produced several ideas but top of the pile was an immersive ice cave.

QEII ILLUMINATIONS

Over 85,000 LED lights lit up one of the largest event venues in Central London as guests flocked to the QEII Conference Centre. Area 51 and event theme partners Event-Trees were asked to provide a dazzling ‘illumination’ themed event that would showcase the versatility of networking suites at the QEII Conference Centre, London, for the venue’s potential clients.

A CASTLE FOR JONATHON ROSS

TV star Jonathan Ross saw his luxury North London mansion transformed into a Castle of Creeps by Area 51’s crew of ghost-thrusters. Filling the grounds of the chat show host’s impressive homestead with a surfeit of spectres, creatures and assorted monsters, the Area 51 team also carried out a stunning makeover of his mansion to turn it into a citadel of spooks.

LADY GAGA AT THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Lady Gaga demands originality and quality. One of Area 51’s most high-profile creations is her surreal spider piano, which amazed guests at the Royal Variety Performance – as well as TV viewers worldwide. The American pop star wanted to descend to her key-board from theatre’s fly-tower on a suspended piano stool, wearing a red PVC outfit featuring a floor-length cloak together with an Elizabethan styled collar.

JAX JONES GOES LARGE

Originally commissioned for the video of his hit song ‘Breathe’, Jax Jones’ big bobblehead had to be instantly recognisable. It also needed to be customised for the BRITS Awards with a mic inserted into the head and a speaker system that was worn on a chunky gold chain around his neck. This enabled him to conduct interviews with the world’s press before the evening’s proceedings began.

ATLANTIS RISING

London’s prestigious party venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue, start planning Christmas a year ahead. Setting aside traditional festive themes they asked for splendour on an oceanic scale – the myth of Atlantis was to be brought alive – furthermore they wanted a plush ambient party-zone to match. The brief was ‘epic’ plus ‘glitz & glam’. They key colours – deep-sea blues and paradise pinks.The spirit of the Lost Sunken

BUTTONS THE CADBURY COW

Research for chocolate makers Cadbury found that 1 in 3 children didn’t realise milk came from cows. And many didn’t how big they are. So Cadbury asked Area 51 to create a life-size, realistic,  animatronic cow, named Buttons. She would show families at London’s Southbank Centre how friendly cows can be and help launch the Cadbury

LINKEDIN ROOF TOP ILLUSION

‘Surpassed all expectations’ was just one of the compliments for Area 51 for the design and installation of a rooftop theme for a major event. LinkedIn invited us to compose, design and install a theme for a their Talent Connect London event for 2,500 guests, that would even eclipse the success of our previous joint projects.

WINTER WONDERLAND HYDE PARK 2017-18

Transforming London’s Hyde Park into a winter theme park – The Magical Ice Kingdom entrance at Winter Wonderland.Each festive season London’s Hyde Park becomes a multi-attraction theme park billed as Winter Wonderland. It’s filled with fairground rides, ice rinks, circuses and a host of other attractions.

AZURE A SURE FIRE MALDIVES HIT

A spectacular party staged in a sun-kissed tropical paradise was the perfect way for globe-trotting revellers to see in the new year. Area 51 launched Cabaret Azure at the stunning island resort of Amilla Fushi in the Maldives with remarkable aplomb, pulling together amazing artists for an event that will live long in the memory.

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CENTRE’S 30TH BIRTHDAY

Opened by the Queen in 1986, the Queen Elizabeth II Centre wanted a 30th birthday party with a difference for those who had helped make it one of London’s most successful events venues. It hosts more than 400 events a year

PERGOLA

Pergolas are shaded paths and sitting areas. They are also the theme chosen by the Incipio Group for its range of central London restaurants, some of which bear the Pergola brand. The concept was to create a leafy luxurious outdoor feel just off the capital’s busy streets.