THE FRESHERS’ ZONE
It’s time to start planning your Freshers’ Ball now – with the help of event experts, Area 51. Leading universities realise the importance of making a first impression on the new intake, as well as welcoming returning students. And the ball is the biggest event of the week. This web page is where your successful event planning begins.
Freshers’ Week is more than just form-filling, fairs, finding digs and new friends. It’s also about making that big first impression. Area 51 helps leading universities give new and returning students a warm welcome – and a night to remember. We can help you plan and theme your Freshers’ Ball with dazzling décor and exciting entertainment to make your campus stand out from the rest.
Area 51 was the brainchild of ambitious arts students, who wanted to take events to a new level. That culture is still at its heart today. Driven to be different, daring and visionary, your new students will find an accord with our vision. Now, after years of event experience and décor creation, Area 51’s expertise can take the worry out of event planning and assure you of the success you seek.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
Speak easyThe cabaret evokes the era of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby, with its themes of decadence, idealism and excess in the Roaring Twenties - or can be easily adapted to a Peaky Blinders theme. Lots of choreographed dance and of course thoroughly show-stopping circus performance!
Harley QuinnsAnd here you have the Harley Quinns. Area 51 dancers cast their runes, donned shields and swords and rampages across Wales and the North of England to help make two rock events the best this side of Valhalla! The girls performed a choreographed dance routine with a fire display with a theme centred around “Suicide Squad” and Harley Quinn.
iGlobotArea 51’s incredible iGlobot is the world’s leading high-tech, LED robot performer: an elite and in-demand character creation that’s available as a solo character or a complete choreographed stage show together with a team of iGlogirls.
Greatest ShowmanArea 51’s legendary legion of circus have joined forces to stage a summer tribute to the “Greatest Showman” P.T Barnum to huge acclaim. The idea was to create something entirely new that evoked the verve and panache of the Hollywood movie together with the realism of Barnum’s embryonic creation of “show business” as we know it today.
Alice in WonderlandThe brand-new Alice in Wonderland circus proved a staggering success for the Area 51 team as it was born under the lights in front of more than 10,000 party-hungry punters. The 51 design team came up with an eye catching series of props and installations which
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The most characteristic room of the night: acrobats and magicians owned The Cube whilst smoke machines contributed towards an atmosphere of mystical awe. This hypnagogic hubbub of truly Showman-esque pandemonium would have been well placed in P.T. Barnum’s Museum of Curiosities, though this festival of sights and sounds felt very much alive. Unmissable. A stunning spectacle worthy of welcoming Southampton’s newest students.
Ben Dolbear, The Edge, University of Southampton’s entertainment magazine
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