On was recently invited to produce an awards ceremony for staff of a global financial institution at the Natural History Museum in London – the only criteria was that the stage set needed to be erected in just 90 minutes!
We jumped at the chance to work in such an iconic venue and accepted the challenge, which as you would expect from the talented team at On, was completed without a hitch!
The Museum is open to the public until 5.30pm, with doors closing at 6.00pm, which gave us just 90 minutes to set up the stage, install the lighting, sound and create the perfect ambience for this very special occasion.
On appointed one of the museum’s preferred suppliers to install the lighting and sound, while also managing and choreographing the entire project. Our team of technical experts also operated all of the equipment and ensured that the event ran with precision to split-second timing.
We succeeded in creating a stunning environment that was sympathetic to the magnificent surroundings and was ready for guests to arrive at 7.30pm. At one point more than 150 people from 15 different suppliers were working on the build – no mean feat!
Commenting on the event, Chris Vernon-Smith, production director at On, said:
“We were set a tough challenge to install and prepare the room in such a short time frame, but as you would expect from our fantastic team, they managed to pull it off!
“The genius really lay in our ability to bring together all the suppliers in a tight time frame. We received amazing feedback from a delighted audience and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”