Live Music Venues | The O2, London
Live Music Venues | The O2, London
Live Music Venues | The O2, London
Live Music Venues | The O2, London
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Delivering Vision for the Sky Gallery at The O2

Project brief

A.C. Special Projects were briefed to supply a complete effects lighting solution for the Sky Gallery at The O2 in London, the world’s first 3D TV gallery.
The overall lighting scheme covers two main areas, the Sky Gallery and Sky Backstage, which are linked via a 15m curved corridor with a glass wall on one side and a white wall on the other.
It was important to give this space a transitory feel and create a sense of excitement and anticipation for those proceeding to 'Backstage', washing down the wall in a blend of changing colours and providing a spectacular ‘wow’ factor.
Lighting for the Backstage Bar and Green Room areas is more theatrical, indicating a change of mood and a complete contrast to the gallery, getting everyone vibed up for a great evening ahead.
The show and looks for all spaces were programmed and completed over an intense period of about three weeks. Once the project went live everything moved extremely quickly, with lighting equipment needed on-site in a very specific order to fit in with the construction schedule and some elements had to be sourced and supplied at very short notice to meet the deadlines for that section of the build.

Project details


  • Jands Vista PC, DMX replay units
  • Spotlight Midi Fresnel CDM 150W
  • Robe LED Force 7
  • RGBsRobe Robin Plasma Spot 300s
  • Osram LINEARlight Dragon Slim
  • Traxon 1PXL RGB Strips
  • GLP impressions
  • GLP Volks:Licht Zooms complete with custom bracketry
  • GLP Volks:Lichts complete with custom bracketry
  • Osram Dragon Chain Colourmix
  • TAL Pret A Porter Recessed
  • TAL 2U Wall Surface
  • Pro-Optocam Infra-LED IR illuminators
  • Custom LED / Fluorescent Light Cubes
  • Meyer Superlites
  • Artstic Licence Data-Lynx O/Ps
  • ARRI 650W Fresnels
  • Reggiani Mimo 2s
  • Reggiani Sombrado LEDs
  • RZB Stadion Oval XXL


  • Overall system planning, design and layout
  • Specification of all equipment
  • Sourcing and supply of equipment
  • Complete installation of all lighting fixtures, cabling and control system
  • Programming and commissioning of lighting control panels


David Atkinson

A.C. Special Projects and I worked extremely well together. Their multidisciplinary background in live events, TV, film and architectural lighting, plus their vast expertise, knowledge and access to such a wide range of quality brands that can be sourced and delivered extremely quickly if needed, is absolutely invaluable.

David Atkinson, Director of David Atkinson Lighting Design

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