Crown Melbourne rolls into 2022 with glamorous NYE Gala

Encore and the events team at Crown Melbourne hosted an
incredible, hotly awaited New Years Eve Gala at The Palladium at Crown to usher
in 2022! Over 1,000 executives and VIPs attended the glamorous “21st
Century Disco” themed event and their expectations were greatly exceeded.
Anticipation for this event had grown in the COVID-affected absence of NYE 2020
celebrations, meaning there was more reason than ever to provide attendees an
experience worth waiting for!

The gala was incredible, honestly that stage blew my mind.

Courtney Madden, Manager – Events, Crown Resorts
Disco Themed Gala Event

Choosing the theme for the gala

Encore’s in-house team at Crown Melbourne considered various
disco themes as their inspiration, settling on a 21st Century Disco theme – taking
elements from the classic theme and giving it a modern twist. Encore took this
concept and blew it up to a production size worthy of Crown’s New Year’s Eve Gala.  

Encore’s in-house team at Crown Melbourne considered various disco themes as their inspiration, settling on a 21st Century Disco – taking elements from the classic theme and giving it a modern twist. Encore took this concept and blew it up to a production size worthy of Crown’s New Year’s Eve Gala.

Disco Themed Event

Designing the perfect stage

The team collaboratively developed an innovative, bespoke design with a focus on the stage as the hero. Inspired by the beautiful stage design, the team christened the unique stage the “I Love Ramp” stage, eliciting the idea of the old roller discos of yesteryear. It spanned over 30m wide and used ramps to connect sections that stepped to increasing heights. Skirting the stage, Encore’s designers added in holographic and pearlescent fringing to create glitter and sparkle.

Disco Theme Stage Design

Adding disco lighting and more

We didn’t stop there! The team decided that the 21st Century theme undoubtedly required lasers incorporated into the design to create visual displays and a disco dancefloor spectacle. Seven colours were carved across the sky of The Palladium as six 30w lasers fired their beams, creating interlacing patterns and waves.

To offset the hard industrial lines of the truss and mounted technology, our Event Designer added softer, beautified elements. Giant silver balloons decked the truss lines like diamonds with pops of florals adding glimmers of colours. White chiffon and velvet drapes were also suspended from the truss to create wings, as well as a surface to wash in coloured light. A perfect blend of form and function! Further glitter and glamour were added by draping the walls in silver micro-dot sequins – akin to a classic disco gown.

Disco themed Stage Design

Disco themed Centrepieces

Disco theme Centrepieces

Alternating rows of tables were hued with red to pink linen, creating yet another visual delight. On top of these a simple statement of the theme was delivered by our centrepieces; hollow metallic pyramids were lined on one side with pink threading and completed with a mirror ball and disco light in the middle.

During the dance performances, Encore’s talented vision operators deployed Disguise as our vision system, enabling them to add filters and animations over the live-to-screen camera footage broadcast. No matter where one was seated there was something interesting to watch in the space. From every position in the room there was another element upon which to feast the eyes.

Encore prides itself on our ability to deliver strongly on the fundamentals, and a show of this size deserved nothing less. With Marcia Hines as the feature act and an enormous cast of dancers as support acts, Encore delivered a concert-quality audio experience.

Host an incredible Gala event with Encore

Encore are experts in delivering incredible gala dinners of all shapes, sizes and formats. Whether you’re organising a gala to reward, celebrate, commemorate or motivate, you can trust your Gala will be in the best hands in the business. We are your one-stop-shop, providing everything you’ll need to deliver your event seamlessly beyond expectation. From cutting-edge audio visual technology to bespoke styling solutions – imagine the convenience of partnering with one provider for all your needs. It’s this peace of mind that money can’t buy which is why Encore is the preferred production company for high-profile galas right around the Asia Pacific region. Discover our production solutions for gala events today!

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